Does It Again
Pictured above: Auxiliary Immediate Past Chair Sally Canavan presents a check to UVA Culpeper Hospital CEO Greg Napps
The Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary has contributed millions of dollars over the years to fund a variety of new services, spaces and technology that allow us to continue to provide the highest quality care to our community. At the Auxiliary’s annual board meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, the group celebrated yet another milestone years in the making.
“The Auxiliary has been saving for a new digital mammography machine for approximately five years,” says Auxiliary Immediate Past Chair Sally Canavan. The total sum raised: $500K!
CEO Greg Napps attended the board meeting and expressed his gratitude for the Auxiliary’s years of service and significant contribution. “Our Auxiliary members are our community ambassadors. This latest fundraising accomplishment is just one more example of their ongoing commitment to make a difference in the lives of our patients and staff,” he says. “Because of this donation, UVA Culpeper Hospital will be able to offer state-of-the-art 3D mammography to our patients. What this will do for the people in this community in terms of early diagnosis of breast cancer is truly life saving. I don’t think that can be overstated.”
According to Brandi Nicholson, MD, Medical Director of Breast Imaging, tomosynthesis or 3D mammography is an upgrade to traditional mammography technology that will improve our diagnostic capabilities. “Tomosynthesis has been shown to find more breast cancers, and at the same time decrease unnecessary diagnostic exams from false positive (not cancerous) screening mammograms. This is a win-win for the patients and the physicians,” says Nicholson. “The Breast Imaging Physicians, Drs. Harvey, Peppard, Rochman and myself, want to thank the hospital administration and the fundraising efforts of the Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary for making this possible.”
The new tomosynthesis unit is on order and should be fully operational in a matter of months. “Everyone was happy we could make this contribution,” says Canavan. “There is a certain amount of pride, but really this is just what we do. We serve the hospital and raise money — that’s what we do! Now we’re just awaiting our next fundraising project.”
Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary At a Glance
- Yearly Contributions: approximately $200-$250K
- Volunteers: 230 Adult Volunteers and 50 Junior Volunteers
- Approximately $20K is raised each month through the thrift shop, coffee shop and gift shop
- The 2015 Lights of Love campaign raised $6,593.46, which will be used to purchase visitor chairs in Medical Oncology
Please take a moment to thank our volunteers for a job well done!