WCMC Sponsors 2013 Senior’s Day at the Fair

Sep 19th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

White County Medical Center recently hosted nearly 1,400 local senior citizens during Senior’s Day at the Fair at the White County Fairgrounds. WCMC is the proud presenting sponsor of Senior’s Day at the Fair, which is held the Thursday of Fair Week each year. The hospital has been involved with Senior’s Day for 16 years.

WCMC Auxiliary member and volunteer Chaplain David Crouch talked to the group about volunteering at the hospital and the importance of the role volunteers serve for patients, guests and WCMC associates. Auxiliary members provide non-clinical support in various areas throughout the hospital. Last year alone, volunteers contributed nearly 30,000 hours of service to the hospital. The mission of the Auxiliary is to support WCMC by purchasing equipment, and providing funds for buildings and healthcare items that help the hospital best meet the needs of patients.

Also, WCMC President/CEO Ray Montgomery spoke to the audience about advances in technology and medicine that the hospital has incorporated in the past year. Montgomery also invited guests to join the WCMC PrimeTimes program. WCMC offers the program for people ages 55 and older as a way to encourage adults to be healthy with an emphasis on preventative care. Membership in PrimeTimes offers access to free health screenings and education on a variety of medical conditions.

The Dixie Swing Kings and the Star Steppers line dance squad provided entertainment for the morning as hundreds of people filled the pavilion for the event. Following the entertainment and speakers, Senior’s Day guests enjoyed a free barbeque lunch.

For more information about joining the PrimeTimes club, please contact the White County Medical Center PrimeTimes’s office at (501) 380-1050 or via email at marketing@wcmc.org. For more information about joining the White County Medical Center Auxiliary, please contact the WCMC Department of Volunteer Services at (501) 380-1050 or via email at marketing@wcmc.org.

ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center includes Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.