Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Fort Scott will host a $2 Scrub Sale on Friday, Oct. 11 from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m.-noon at Mercy Hospital’s McAuley Conference Center. Gently worn scrubs donated from Mercy co-workers will be for sale for $2 per item (cash and carry). The public is invited.
The idea came about when Mercy introduced a uniform policy for co-workers who offer direct patient care or contact. The policy, which was effective September 24, has the majority of Mercy co-workers sporting new attire. Many Mercy co-workers now have stacks of well-cared for scrubs that are no longer needed.
“Several of the nurses were discussing how we might put the scrubs we no longer need to good use,” explained Christal Martin, Medical Assistant at Mercy Clinic Fort Scott. “By donating scrubs to Mercy Auxiliary, Mercy co-workers can help the Auxiliary continue their good work which directly impacts the programs and services at the hospital.”
The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that raises money to benefit the hospital and provide scholarships for students.
Earlier this week, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary hosted a Books are Fun Book Fair.
Over the past 10 years, Mercy Auxiliary has donated nearly $700,000 to Mercy Hospital. Not only does the organization donate funds, but collectively its members volunteer the equivalent of almost 7 full-time co-workers in hours of service each year to the hospital.