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The Volunteer Auxiliary at Vidant North Hospital made its annual donation to the hospital on April 15.  

Despite a year when major fundraising events were cancelled, the volunteers were able to make several donations.  

Jerry Schill, auxiliary scholarship chairman, and Peggy Benton, auxiliary president, presented scholarships to four Vidant North nurses. 

These scholarships help the nurses pursue advanced educational opportunities. 

In the first gallery photo from left: Benton, Schill, Bohannon, Smith, and Bishop. Matia is not pictured. In the second gallery photo from left: Newton and Hines.

The recipients are as follows:

Robin Bohannon, Masters FNP Program

Sara Smith, ADN Program

Caroline Matia, ADN Program

Frances Bishop, ADN Program

Meanwhile, Kay Hines, volunteer coordinator, presented a check from the auxiliary to the Vidant North Hospital Development Council to assist in the purchase of several defibrillators.

Pinwheel garden


Today Vidant North Hospital joined thousands of communities throughout North Carolina and the nation in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with a pinwheel garden. 

The pinwheel is the new symbol of child abuse prevention, representing community efforts to provide children with the safe, stable, nurturing relationships they need for healthy development. Sandeep Tiwari, chief of pediatrics at Vidant North, supports the efforts in promoting the event. Jason Harrell, president, also joined the committee to plant pinwheels in the annex courtyard at Vidant North Hospital.

"Healthy child development is the foundation for community and economic development," said Amy Joseph, birthing center manager. "The pinwheels represent our hope that all of the children in our community have the stable, loving relationships they need to become successful adults who contribute to our community."