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July 10, 2014

Norman hospital auxiliary has given $700K to health system

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Other major projects include valet services at both hospitals; a complete overhaul and paint of the “Home Run Van,” which transports patients; a rehabilitation center on Porter campus that is set to open this fall; and new uniforms for volunteers.

The new uniforms were implemented in February and are a navy blue blazer-style top with white or khaki slacks.

“It isn’t how much time we give but how much love we put into our volunteer time,” Adkins said.

The Norman Regional Hospital Auxiliary generates revenue from seven facilities including two gift shops, one on each campus. The gift shops are recently remodeled and sell baby gifts, OU and OSU swag, clothing, jewelry and more.

The volunteer group operates two coffee shops, the Daily Grind, on each campus. Additionally, located on the Porter campus, the Scrub Shop sells scrubs to Norman Regional Health System employees and the community and recently added men’s Under Armour to its inventory.

Nu-N-Nuff, on the Porter campus, accepts gently used household goods and clothing and resells them to patients, their families and community members. The layout of the shop is similar to a Goodwill, with items organized by type.

Shoppers can buy items like T-shirts for 50 cents, ladies’ jeans for $2.50 and boys’ and girls’ clothing for $1. Store Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday. The store is closed on Sundays.

The Norman Regional Hospital Auxiliary opened the Doris Luttrell Hospitality House in 2002. Also, on the Porter campus, this facility provides low-rent housing for families who live outside of the Norman area and who have patients in the hospital.

Recently refurbished, the hospitality house has eight rooms each with two double beds. Rates are as follows, listed by per room, per night:

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