Citizens Memorial Hospital | Vitality | Summer 2024

4 VITALITY Summer 2024 CMH Auxiliary donates $19,800 for HME vehicle The Citizens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated $19,800 to Citizens Memorial Home Medical Equipment. HME purchased a cargo minivan to deliver and service power mobility equipment. “We run a lot of service calls for power mobility equipment across a large geographic area,” says Jim Russell, HME director. “Our current vehicle was at its end of life, with almost 300,000 miles. We appreciate the Auxiliary’s donation that allows us to provide exceptional service.” CMH Auxiliary hosts fundraisers and operates the CMH Gift Garden gift shop to buy needed items for CMH. Auxiliary members also serve in many volunteer positions throughout CMH. “Our volunteers work so hard to raise money for great causes at CMH,” says Shantelle Posten, director of volunteers. “They are so generous in giving their time and talents. CMH is thankful for all they do to help our patients and residents.” Long-term care leadership changes Rachel Wilhite, R.N., is the director of long-term care nursing operations for the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. She supports nursing practice and operations in all CMH Foundation long-term care facilities. Wilhite has 28 years of longterm care experience. She was the director of nursing at Parkview Health Care Facility for eight years. She has 17 years of experience as a director of nursing at skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the region. Retiring administrator Tammie Callaway Administrator at Butterfield Residential Care Center for 17 years and a total of 36 years at CMH New administrators Ash Carrel Butterfield Residential Care Center Roy Pace Colonial Springs Healthcare Center Ryan Skopec Parkview Health Care Facility Know your options Learn more about CMH senior living options at seniorliving. Are you interested in becoming a CMH volunteer? Contact Shantelle Posten at 417-328-6432 or Learn more online at