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Northside Hospital-Forsyth Auxiliary officers inducted

CUMMING — Northside Hospital-Forsyth Auxiliary, a group of volunteers who interact with patients and families, work in the gift shop, take patients within the hospital, recently announced its 2015-16 officers.

They include: Sharon Durant, president; Ralph Bulger, president-elect; Eddie Gaitan, vice president of fundraising; Dianne Baker, vice president of membership; Alyce Kopanoff, vice president of placement; Andrea Ciupak, secretary; Diane Tully, treasurer; and Bruce Wagar, vice president of orientation.

According to the auxiliary, it has more than 300 volunteers, ranging in age from 18 to 94. They have performed more than 442,000 hours of service at more than 30 hospital departments.

Opportunities for auxiliary volunteering at Northside facilities are varied, including customer service, patient and family support and community outreach.

Volunteers support staff in the caring of babies, taking photos of newborns, working in the gift shop, delivering flowers and movies, transporting and escorting patients, visiting and cheering patients and even performing puppet shows at elementary schools.

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