HCMC Volunteer Program Suspended After Friday, Gift Shop to be Closed and Spring Jewelry Sale Cancelled

PARIS, TN – As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make news around the world, it is important for our communities we serve to know that Henry County Medical Center is continuously monitoring the situation and working closely with local and state health departments, as well as the CDC, to assure that we continue to take appropriate precautions.

With that being said, HCMC has decided to suspend our Volunteer Auxiliary program beginning Saturday, March 21.  After Friday, March 20, the HCMC Pink Petal Gift Shop will no longer be open and volunteers will no longer be allowed to volunteer within the organization.

Additionally, the HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale set for April 16 and 17 has been cancelled.  The goal is to have the Summer Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale on June 18 and 19 encouraging everyone to support that event when it occurs.

“Henry County Medical Center is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, and staff and the volunteer auxiliary is no exception to that,” said Tory Daughrity, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.  “Our volunteers are an asset to our organization and do so much to help with our patients and visitors, but at this time, we believe it best to suspend the program to ensure their safety.”

HCMC is making every effort to educate and inform the public on ways to remain healthy through our website and our social media outlets, including specifically rigorous and frequent hand washing.  Please check back often for updates including a section dedicated to COVID-19 located here:  https://www.hcmc-tn.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/ .  For additional information, watch a video from our Community Pop Up event on coronavirus here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-iA5IPc4G8&t=3s

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider.  To learn more, go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

About the HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary

The Volunteer Auxiliary at Henry County Medical Center is comprised of nearly 50 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.

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.