Washington resident Nancy Redhage was voted Mercy Hospital’s Auxilian of the Year for 2010 and also elected Treasurer for the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (MAHA) for 2011.
“The Auxiliary selected Nancy for the Auxilian of the year for 2010 because she is a model Auxilian, and members want to recognize her accumulation of work,” said Ruth Engemann, president of the Auxiliary. “Nancy has dedicated much of her time to our mission and our activities, which directly benefits patients and their families. Nancy is a leader, and she also pitches in wherever and whenever help is needed. She is very deserving of this award and we are delighted to give it to her.”
Redhage has been a member of the Auxiliary since 2002, an Auxiliary Board member for seven years and a past president of the Auxiliary.
“I am doubly blessed to be recognized by my peers for work that I love doing,” said Redhage. “I do what I do because I love the people who come through the doors of Mercy Hospital.”
Redhage has served on numerous Auxiliary committees and served as chairperson on several, including String of Pearls, Alzheimer’s East Central Memory Walk, the Washington Town & Country Fair Parade and Breast Cancer Awareness committees. She also was an instrumental part of the Gift Shop for five years, having served as treasurer, buyer and chairperson on the Gift Shop Committee.
Redhage also serves as a hospital volunteer and is a recipient of the Presidential Call to Service Award in recognition and appreciation for service and civic participation. To date, she has volunteered more than 11,000 hours.
Redhage is also active with the MAHA, which consists of 21 member hospital auxiliaries. She served two years as District IV Director and recently was elected the 2011 State MAHA Treasurer.