The auxiliary gives the awards for the annual Slemp/Volunteers Health Career
scholarships to students in area high schools. Funds are generated primarily
through the hospital gift shop, operated by the auxiliary. The scholarship
is named for long-time hospital volunteers Willie and Frances Slemp.
Eligible students must be graduating with a grade of C plus or better and
plan to study for a health care career. Financial need is a consideration.
Applications are available in each area high school counselor’s office.
For information, call the hospital’s volunteer services department
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was named as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of
Healthcare Providers as well as twice awarded as a “Distinguished
Hospital for An Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power