Duke University Medical Center, InterCom
With the coming of Springtime
tlie Auxiliary made plans for our
candystripers to join us for the sum
mer. On ilay 16 the girls were in
vited to Baker House for an orienta
tion session given by Mrs. Robert
Colver, our Vice-President, and Mrs.
Charles Daugherty, our ('o-ordinator
of Volunteers. After the meeting, re
freshments were served by j\Irs. E. M.
Webb. There are over one hundred
girls in our candystriper program
In early June Mrs. Shelton Smith,
Mrs. Kay Brown, and Mrs. Alan ilan-
chester attended the North Carolina
Hospital Association meeting in Ashe
ville for three days. Representatives
from auxiliaries all over the state
came together to participate in work
shops planned by Mrs. Smith, w'ho
served as general chairman of the
meeting for the Auxiliaries.
Also in June ]\Irs. Bayard Carter
and I went to Lincoln Hospital to
participate in the installation of new
officers in the Lincoln Auxiliary.
Fourteen years ago Mrs. Carter and
the late Mrs. Virginia Eagle started
Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary w'ith our
hospital Auxiliary as sponsor. It Avas
very gratifying to see the growth of
their organization and learn of the
many good things they accomplish for
We are sorry to lose several of our
excellent Auxiliary members due to
their moving away from Durham.
The Coffee Service will miss ]\Irs. T.
David Elder, Mrs. John Warner,
Mrs. Ruth King, Mrs. Lowell Hill ■
Shop Cart, Miss Joyce Harris; Chil
dren’s Service, Mrs. Ilallam Walker;
Free Magazines, Mrs. W^illiam
to our receptionists
Photo Dy Kichara McKee
Acting as Hostesses for the entire Medical Center is the chief responsi
bility of our six receptionists. Pictured above is Mrs. Lillian Trevathan as
she answers one of the many unusual questions asked of her each day.
Our Receptionists work at two information desks, one in the Main Lobby
and one in the P.D.C. Lobby. The responsibilities are numerous, but they
normally involve giving information and assistance to patients, visitors,
and staif. Providing information on the patients’ general condition is one
of the major duties. Giving directions to visitors (and even Medical Center
Personnel) is another valuable service performed by the Receptionists.
The Information Desk also serves as a delivery point for items for patients
Although the work at times is hectic, the Recejitionists report it to be
very interesting. Every person has a different question or need. Each
receptionist can share a great number of “unusual” stories, but it will
sufifice to say that the lunisual becomes the expected.
The Medical Center wishes to thank our Hostesses for the kind of service
they extend to our visitors and patients. It is rewarding to see that the
Receptionists find the work interesting as evidenced by the thirty-five years
tenure of Mrs. Trevathan and more than twenty years service of ]\h-s. ilary
Bishop. We extend our appreciation to these individuals and their col
leagues : Gladys Noell, Edith Patton, Elsie (’ooke and Alargaret Taylor.
Llaughan. Our board will be losing a
most valuable member when Mrs.
James Wyngaarden moves to Pennsyl
vania. Her direction of the rummage
sale this past spring made it a most
successful event. We are sorry to see
you go, Ethel, and say “many thinks”
for all your efforts on behalf of our
Hope everyone has a grand sum
The InterCom Committee Avislies
to thank Mrs. John (Peggy) War
ner for all that she has done for
the InterCom as a representative
for the Women’s Auxiliary. We
are sorry to see her leave DUilC,
but we wish her the very best in
her family’s move to Tennessee.
Mrs. Julian Ruffin will be the
new Auxiliary representative.