Proceeds benefit HMH Auxiliary Scholarships
Twice a year Hardin Memorial Health Auxiliary hosts a $5 Jewelry Sale to benefit the HMH Auxiliary Scholarship. The sale, which starts March 22, at 9 p.m. features a variety of $5 items in addition to jewelry, including bags, scarves, shorts, tank tops, capris and collegiate pieces.
“It’s one of the best times of the year,” said Hollie Sexton, morning radio personality at WQXE Quicksie 98.3.
HMH Auxiliary scholarships are funded by the jewelry sale, along with Let Christmas Shine and Books are Fun sales. Last year the Auxiliary raised enough money to award 15 $1,000 scholarships and is on target to give that many again this year.
Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a career in the medical field. Emily Yates, HMH Core Lab Supervisor is a 2011 scholarship recipient.
“The HMH Auxiliary has had an incredibly positive influence on me,” Yates said. “Earning the award cut down my student loan costs and boosted my confidence. It just goes to show that scholarships really make a difference.”
Yates, a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, attended Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University, graduating with Bachelor of Science in biology in 2012 and a certification in medical laboratory science in 2014.
As the Core Lab Supervisor, Yates is committed to patient experience at HMH, even though much of her work is out of sight.
“We’re still influencing patient care even if we’re behind the scenes,” she said. “I feel a great responsibility since 70 percent of diagnostic decisions come from the lab.”
Yates was frequently a patient at HMH as a child. Her time at HMH influenced her desire to pursue a career in healthcare.
“I always had good experience at HMH as a patient,” she said. “I want to make sure other people have the same good experiences.”
The jewelry sale, held on the fifth floor of HMH, is open around the clock until 2 p.m. Friday, March 24.