About HCAM PDF Print

The Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota (HCAM) is an organization of auxiliaries and/or volunteer groups

serving health care facilities across Minnesota. HCAM represents 83 health care auxiliaries in Minnesota

totaling in excess of 18,000 persons volunteering in services to hospitals and long-term care facilities.

In 2013 those volunteer services represented statewide more than 1.3 million hours at a total estimated

value of $29.75 million. These same groups raised funds in excess of $3.3 million for their facilities.

HCAM Conference and Annual Meeting PDF Print


The 2014 HCAM Conference and Annual Meeting


Heart of Minnesota Awards

Phil Ruggiero-Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Terance Pladson-Outstanding Senior Leadership Award


Volunteer of the Year Award, Phil Ruggiero, Past-President of Volunteer Auxiliary and volunteer at St. Cloud Hospital, Centra Care Health in St. Cloud, MN.  Phil started volunteering after a 40 yr career in marketing and sales and utilizes his people skills and experience to lead his organization's board.  He is also active in HCAM, serving as Treasurer.

Outstanding Senior Leadership Award winner, Dr. Terence Pladson, President of Centra Care Health/St Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud,MN.  His warm and caring suppost and genuine appreciation for his organization's volunteers is evident even though he is leading a $1 billion health system.He always has time and recognizes the value of their volunteers, helping to grow their program from 200 volunteers to more than 1,000.  The Auxiliary Board gave him their full endorsement as OUTSTANDIG SENIOR LEADER.

Linda Johnson- Outstanding Volunteer Resource Professional Award

Dede with volunteer director


Outstanding Volunteer Resource Professional Award, Linda Johnson, is the manager of Volunteer & Lifeline at St Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, MN.  Linda is a remarkable woman, exuding the four core qualities of their hospital, those being Reverence, Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence.  She is always looking for new opportunities for the Auxiliary to provide a service to work together or to raise funds for their hospital.





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