The Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary was established in 1963. The Auxiliary members are volunteers, also known as Auxilians.
The purpose of the Auxiliary is to promote and advance the welfare of Cass Regional Medical Center, a not-for-profit hospital. This purpose shall be accomplished through service to the hospital and its patients, fundraising for special hospital projects, and by assisting and promoting the health and welfare of the communities served by the hospital.
Auxilians work in such areas as the reception desk, gift shop, business office, Specialists Clinic, cardiac rehabilitation and hospitality cart. Funds are raised through gift shop sales, fundraisers and scheduled sales.
Membership is open to adults ages 18 or older who are interested in supporting the hospital. To begin the process, each person interested in becoming an Auxilian must fill out a standard background check. Once the background check has cleared, a mandatory orientation will be scheduled. After orientation is complete, the Auxilian will be placed into an area of interest to them, depending on availability.
Our volunteer chaplains add a special dimension to the excellent health care provided by the hospital by assisting with the spiritual well-being of our patients, patients' family members, staff and the community. Being a chaplain can be demanding, but it is also very rewarding. Hospital staff, patients and our patients' family members are very appreciative of the time and energy given. While performing chaplain duties, you have an opportunity to share your skills, develop new skills and grow in your knowledge of pastoral care in a hospital setting. In addition, there is a valuable opportunity for heightened self-confidence, maturity, expansion of knowledge and personal satisfaction.
The purpose of the chaplain program is to enhance and increase the level of pastoral care provided to patients and staff in the following departments: med/surg unit, ICU, behavioral health unit, surgery, emergency department, Specialists Clinic (infusion therapy/chemotherapy), and wound care. Chaplains also provide expertise and support to Cass Regional's palliative care team.
To be a chaplain, you must be 18 or older and be an ordained minister or trained lay minister recommended by your church organization. To begin the process, those interested in becoming a chaplain must fill out a standard background check. Once the background check has cleared, a mandatory orientation will be scheduled. After orientation is complete, the chaplain will be asked to serve at least one shift per month in order to stay in "active" status.