Hospital volunteers donate $25,000 toward Family Birthing Center renovations.

April 16, 2018

Janet Baxter, president of the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital volunteer services board, presented a $25,000 check to Randy Kelley, hospital president, as part of the volunteers’ five-year, $150,000 pledge for the Family Birthing Center renovation project. In the background are many of the volunteers who joined Baxter during the check presentation. At right is Kaley Petersen, director of the local hospital foundation. Next to Baxter is Helen Johnson, chief nursing officer.

Hospital volunteers donate $25,000 toward Family Birthing Center renovations.

LUDINGTON — As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 15-21), the volunteers of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital presented a $25,000 donation to support the upcoming renovation of the hospital’s Family Birthing Center.

“In 2015, our volunteers committed to raise $150,000 toward the Family Birthing Center project,” said Janet Baxter, president of the volunteer services board. “With the latest donation, we’ve provided $100,000 and are on pace to fulfill our five-year pledge more than a year ahead of schedule.”

The volunteers raise money for patient-related projects through the hospital gift shop, vendor sales, popcorn sales, and special events. The next volunteer fundraiser will be a Mother’s Day flower sale on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. until the flowers are sold out. The sale, which will be held in the hospital’s medical office building lobby, will feature a large selection of flowers, planters and hanging baskets from Gustafson’s Greenhouse.

The Family Birthing Center renovation project is slated to begin later this year.

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