Cottrell Honored As Outstanding Auxilian

November 6, 2017
The Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries has honored Phyllis Cottrell with its 2017 Outstanding Auxilian Award. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 2, during an awards luncheon at the Missouri Hospital Association’s 95th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo.

Throughout more than 30 years of service at Mercy Hospital Joplin, Cottrell has donated more than 32,000 hours of her time. During her tenure, she has served as a member of the board for 24 years, as auxiliary president twice and within the gift shop for 20 years. In addition, she’s served on or led countless auxiliary committees and spearheaded hospital and auxiliary projects.

“Phyllis brings an eye for management to auxiliary projects,” said Gary Pulsipher, President of Mercy Hospital Joplin. “She encourages other volunteers and helps them be the best at the services they provide when volunteering their time. She’s a great leader and an incredible asset.”