510 E. 8th St.
PO Box 370
Freeman, SD 57029
605-925-4000
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Auxiliary

In 1952, the year Freeman Community Hospital was built, a group of women from the community established the Freeman Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.  70 women attended the first meeting in March of 1952.  The purpose of this newly established organization was to supplement the services of the 16-bed hospital.  At that time the officers were Mrs. Albert Haar-President;  Mrs. Andrew Pollman-Vice-President; Mrs. A.A. Walters-Secretary and Mrs. Hugo Haar-Treasurer. 

The ladies of this newly formed organization were active, helping the new hospital in many different areas, such as assembling patient charts for the nurses, sharpening needles, sewing and mending draw sheets, patient gowns, binders and surgical gowns, and painting.  For many years the auxiliary provided all linens.   

Over the years this organization has worked to establish itself as a major contributing entity for Freeman Regional Health Services.  Today the auxiliary holds fundraisers throughout the year to purchase needed items for the hospital and nursing home. 

Current officers are Lorraine Deckert-President, Clara Martha Graber-Vice-President, Marlene Herman-Treasurer and Julie Crick-Secretary.

 

For more information about the auxiliary, or if you are interested in becoming an active member (open to both women and men) contact any officer or member of the auxiliary.

 

2020 FRHS Auxiliary October Fund Drive:

 

Read the full press release at https://www.freemanregional.com/news-and-events/FRHS-Auxiliary-October-Fund-Drive-Gift-Sales

 

Gift Sales:

The Auxiliary’s hand crafted towels that are available for purchase are shown below. Please contact us about your custom order. Individual tea towels cost $5 each and sets of 7 are $25.  Please contact Vicki Geiser at 605-925-2142 to arrange for payment and delivery.

 

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