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Published on June 21, 2013

Volunteers at Asante Rogue Regional Make Several Donations

$200,000 to Francis Cheney Family Place renovation

Asante Rogue Regional Auxiliary Donates $200,000 to Cheney Place

(l-r) Sharon Young, manager, Cheney Family Place, Debbie Daggett, Asante Foundation; and Scott Kelly, CEO, Asante Rogue Regional accept a check for $200,000 from hospital volunteers Sandy Dinius, Fran King and Arlene Cooper.

The over 300 volunteers at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center celebrated their service at the annual volunteer luncheon on June 21, 2013 when they made a generous donation to the Francis Cheney Family Place, gave five deserving Junior volunteers the Emilia Tuttle Scholarship Award, and showed their value in the hours that each volunteer has given to the hospital.

In support of Asante Rogue Regional, volunteers gave $200,000 toward the renovations of Cheney Place, where over the past 18 years more than 20,000 guests have found comfort and support. The remodel will include a new kitchen, dining area, handicap accessible bathrooms, new flooring and furniture.

“The Asante Foundation’s aim is to raise $2 million over the next 5 years, so this generous donation from the Auxiliary is a promising start,” said Karin Guy, director of volunteer services at Asante Rogue Regional.

In support of local youth and the community, five of the Asante Rogue Regional Junior Volunteers received a scholarship from the Emilia Tuttle Scholarship Fund for Medical Education. They are: Taylor Peña and Janny Tan—who are second year recipients—and Tess McEwen, Gus Simms and Emily Tsai, who are first year recipients. The total awards amount to $10,500.

“And in support of our patients, families and providers, over 300 volunteers gave nearly 55,000 hours of their time this past year,” Guy said. The value of their hours equates to over $1.2 million. “Whether our volunteers are the first or the last person who helps a patient, they show their commitment to providing excellent customer service by their caring and positive attitude.”

Volunteer Services is always in need of more volunteers to continue its quest in supporting Asante’s mission to provide quality healthcare services in a compassionate manner, valued by the communities it serves.

If you are interested in joining this progressive team of volunteers, please visit the volunteers at or call Volunteer Services at 541-789-5875.

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