Bro. David McCarty, Bruce McCarty and Carol Sparks gathered at the Clinton County Hospital with the Hospital Auxiliary and Hospital Administrator J. D. Mullins Thursday to view a memorial rock that was purchased by the auxiliary. The rock was place in the new flower garden in front of the hospital in memory of Mrs. Ida McCarty, for her dedication to the hospital and the auxiliary. She was a vital part of the hospital from 1987-2003. McCarty became the gift shop manager at the age of 65. She was a Kentucky licensed activity director where she was coordinator of the swing-bed patients, licensed nursing assistant, served on the Board of Kentucky Hospital Association and affiliated with the American Red Cross Blood Drive and Disaster Plan. Her son, David, said it best when he told how his mother would get up at 3:30 a.m. to prepare food to sell in the gift shop saying, “She loved her job. She loved to serve God and do His work while serving others. This was her passion.”
The Hospital Auxiliary is a non-profit organization with a gift shop manager and 16 volunteers who work in the gift shop, housekeeping and at the information desk at the Clinton County Hospital. Since July 2011, the auxiliary has purchased items/equipment for several departments in the hospital totaling more than $13,000. This money comes from gift shop sales and fund-raisers that occur several times a year. The auxiliary feels very honored that it is able to help the hospital with new projects, but knows that it would not be possible without the support of the hospital employees and the community.