Pictured L-R: Dora Banda, Auxiliary Board President; Javier Iruegas, CEO;
and Lilliam Santana-Barrera, Director of Volunteer Services
The Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Auxiliary made a donation of
$73,000 to the hospital. Auxiliary Board President Dora Banda presented
the check to Javier Iruegas, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center. Funds
donated are the proceeds from the hospital
Gift Shop along with other fundraising activities.
Approximately 115 volunteers donate their time each year, amounting to
21,000 hours in volunteer service. Volunteers fill many roles at Mission
Regional Medical Center; they escort guests, help behind the counter at
the gift shop as well as deliver flowers and mail all throughout the hospital.
Nancy Martinez stood out as exemplary, contributing 1,600 hours to the organization.
“I am thankful for all the volunteers that are committed to MRMC.
I am continually reminded of the critical role volunteers play in the
hospital’s mission to deliver high quality patient care,”
said Lilliam Santana-Barrera, Director of Volunteer Services. “Our
volunteers are an important addition to the MRMC team, and I am grateful
for their willingness to give us their time and energy,” added Santana.
The check presentation was made during the annual Auxiliary Board Installation
meeting at The Club at Cimarron. The Auxiliary Board Members for 2016-2017
are Dora Banda, President; Martha Harrison, Senior Vice President; Federico
Salinas, Vice President of Membership, Gloria Ibarra, Treasurer; Rosa
Nea Garza, Assistant Treasurer; Carmen Garza, Recording Secretary and
Nancy Martinez, Parliamentarian.
For more information about volunteering at Mission Regional Medical Center,
please contact Lilliam Santana-Barrera at
(956) 323-1104 or send an email to