HRMC Auxiliary awards health care scholarships

Upper left is Kyra Thielbar. At the right is Allison Bich. And below is Alexis Glanzer.

HURON — The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Auxiliary is pleased to announce the winners of three $1,500 scholarships awarded to local students pursuing a career in health care.

The scholarships, which are awarded annually, are provided through money earned from the gift shop. Recipients include Allison Bich, who works as a pharmacy technician at HRMC and is pursuing a degree in pharmacy at South Dakota State University; Kyra Thielbar who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing from South Dakota State University; and Alexis Glanzer, who is also pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

The students will be recognized at the Auxiliary luncheon, which is tentatively scheduled for October depending on the level of COVID transmissions.

The purpose of the Auxiliary is to promote and advance the welfare of HRMC by rendering service to patients and assisting with and contributing to charitable projects. As members of the Auxiliary, volunteers serve daily, providing refreshments and assistance in hospital lounges, assisting visitors at the information desks and delivering floral arrangements and newspapers to patients. However, due to COVID-19, volunteer activities have been temporarily suspended.

The Auxiliary also contributes to various projects at the hospital including equipment and furnishings. Funds are raised through annual events, gift shop/candy counter sales and membership dues. For more information on HRMC’s Auxiliary, call 605-353-6565 or visit