WMMC’s Auxiliary Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Donates $88,000 to Women’s Health Center

WMMC’s Auxiliary Board President, Sharon Franklin, presents check for remodel of the Women’s Health Center to WMMC’s CEO, Darinda Reberry.

WMMC’s Auxiliary Board President, Sharon Franklin, presents check for remodel of the Women’s Health Center to WMMC’s CEO, Darinda Reberry.
Left to Right: Karen Pearson Knight, Treasurer, Jennifer Koepke, CNO, Darinda Reberry, CEO, Sharon Franklin, Auxiliary Board President, Renee Twenter, Ambulatory and Outreach Executive, and Dean Ohmart, CFO

Warrensburg, MO (October 12, 2018) — Western Missouri Medical Center’s (WMMC) Auxiliary celebrated their 50th anniversary in September and have made a generous donation of $88,000.00 for the remodel of Western Missouri Women’s Health Center.

Executive Board of the Auxiliary
Left to Right: Treasurer Karen Knight, Recording Secretary Margo Smith, Corresponding Secretary Martha Larkerbrink, President Sharon Franklin, and Vice President Donna Higgins

Accomplishments of the Auxiliary include $81,780 in health career scholarships and $624,520 for services and products. Some of these products include the Lucas Cardiac Compression Device for the Emergency Department and the Emergency Hemorrhage Cart for the Obstetrics Department. Including the donation for the remodel of the Women’s Health Center, the Auxiliary has given $794,360 back to WMMC and the community.

Western Missouri Medical Center’s Foundation Board President, Dee Hudson, speaking on the accomplishments of the Auxiliary

The recent donation of $88,000 for the Women’s Health Center was presented to Darinda Reberry, CEO of WMMC at the 50th Anniversary luncheon on September 24th. The Auxiliary board voted to approve the funding of the Women’s Health Center remodel at their August meeting. The remodel of the health center will reconfigure the existing space to include a larger waiting area, child’s play area, private consultation area, check out window, new flooring, paint and lighting. Work is in progress and the building has already been painted with a two-tone gray exterior.

President Sharon Franklin reading the In Memoriam of Auxiliary members.


Congratulations to WMMC’s Auxiliary for all they have done in these 50 years of services. We look forward to seeing what they will do for WMMC and the community for the next 50 years!

Martha Larkerbrink, the first ever Spirit Award Winner

The Auxiliary Board
Left to Right: Maxine Vinardi, Fundraising chair; Karen Pearson Knight, Treasurer; Martha Larkerbrink, Corresponding Secretary; Sandi Bryan, Scholarship chair; Margo Smith, Recording Secretary; Sharon Franklin, President; Susie Mysiewicz, Compassionate Friend chair; Donna Barker, Gift Shop chair; Doris Raber, past Holden scheduler; and Donna Higgins, Vice-President


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About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com



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