HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary Purchases Prayer Box for Chapel

CUTLINE 1 – Pictured are Heather Chilcutt, Jennifer Irvin, Joyce Spinn and Mary Lou Walker displaying the new prayer box that the HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary donated to the chapel based on an idea and request from the two surgical services partners.

CUTLINE 2 – Pictured from left to right are Pam Ridley, CIO; Heather Chilcutt, Surgery; Chris Herrin, Surgical Services Co-Director; Jennifer Irvin, Surgery; Mary Lou Walker, Volunteer Auxiliary Treasurer; Joyce Spinn, Volunteer Auxiliary President; Rachel Carroll, Director of HR; Kim Bentley, Interim CNO; and Angie Dodd, Surgical Services Co-Director displaying the new prayer box that the Volunteer Auxiliary donated to the HCMC chapel.

Paris, TN – The HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary gave a life to an idea presented by two partners from the Surgical Services Department when they agreed to purchase a prayer box for the chapel.

In the spring, Heather Chilcutt and Jennifer Irvin approached Human Resources and requested the opportunity to place a prayer box in the chapel so that anyone could share their concerns and have our HCMC Chaplain, Craig Peevyhouse address the needs through prayer or requested contact.  The ladies requested the prayer box after looking at ways they could impact the organization and their faith community.

Since the Volunteer Auxiliary initially donated the furniture and remodel of the chapel and helped refurbish and maintain the area of the years, it was a natural fit to request the prayer box from them.

In May, the prayer box was placed in the chapel and there are now prayer cards that those wanting prayer can put in the box.

“My favorite part of working in HR is to help others take their visions for the hospital and make them a reality,” said Rachel Carroll, Human Resources Director. “Heather and Jennifer came to me wanting to create a way for employees and patients to receive prayer over the challenges they may be facing. I appreciate being able to help with this project and thank the Auxiliary Staff for their help as well”

The Volunteer Auxiliary at Henry County Medical Center is comprised of nearly 30 volunteers that serve across the organization. Auxiliary volunteers offer their time, talent and dedication throughout the hospital in patient care and clerical settings. Our volunteers come from unique backgrounds and share the common interest in helping others.  They also financially contribute to the organization through proceeds of the Pink Petal Gift Shop and other fundraisers.

To learn how you can become a part of the HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary, contact Tory Daughrity at 731-644-8266 or go online at www.hcmc-tn.org to learn more.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.