Hutcheson Auxiliary Members Retire With Combined 75 Years Of Service

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Auxiliary at Hutcheson Medical Center celebrated the retirement of Dimple Potter, Jo Cochran, and Jean Wilson, three long standing volunteers who together have a combined 75 years of service at the hospital.  

Ms. Potter began as an Auxiliary volunteer in November 1991.  She served at the hospital’s information desk in the main lobby.  “I enjoyed seeing old friends when they came to the hospital and helping people get to where they needed to go,” said Ms. Potter.

Ms. Cochran also served at the hospital’s information desk and has been an Auxiliary volunteer since March 1993.  Ms. Cochran stated she really enjoyed meeting people as part of her position working in the main lobby.

Ms. Wilson, who began volunteering with the Auxiliary in October 1979, served in The Hutch Gift Shop.  Like Ms. Potter and Ms. Cochran, Ms. Wilson said one of her favorite parts of her position was getting to see and visit with friends and patients who shopped at The Hutch.

“The Auxiliary appreciates the years of service and dedication of all three ladies,” said Chareen Humble, manager of Volunteer Services at Hutcheson.  “Together, their 75 years of volunteer service at Hutcheson have made this hospital an even friendlier place for our patients.”


Sportsbarn Hosts Triathlon Benefitting Local Families Trough First Things First

Area athletes are invited to test their physical strength at the 18th Annual Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 10.  The event starts at the Chickamauga Dam where competitors will swim, ride, run or even paddleboard to downtown Chattanooga.     Each year, more than 700 participants and spectators turn out for the sprint triathlon presented by the Sportsbarn. ... (click for more)

Health Department Issues Poliio Vaccination Guidance

The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries where wild poliovirus, or WPV, is currently known to be a threat. Those countries include:  Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Israel, Somalia ... (click for more)

DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign Sending Filled-Out Request For Absentee Ballot To Elderly Voters

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters. Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said there have been four instances in which such requests came from the Elect John Brooks campaign. He said state law says in Section 2-6-202:  (3) A person ... (click for more)

Citizens To Comment Next Tuesday On Sound Control Ordinance That Allows Higher Sound Around Downtown Clubs

Citizens will be allowed to comment next Tuesday on a new Sound Control Ordinance that allows higher sound from nightclubs in a downtown Controlled Sound Boundary. Track 29 behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo, that has drawn the wrath of some nearby Southside residents, is within the boundary, which goes from Fourth Street to Main Street. The hearing before the City Council ... (click for more)

The Truth- From Weston’s Sister

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)