News Release, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Leonardtown, Maryland (April 15, 2019)– It was a simple suggestion by a friend that led Mary Pfeiff to start volunteering with the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary, and it was her hard work and dedication that led her to be chosen as the 2019 Auxilian of the Year. Mary was awarded the Fayrene Mattingly Award on April 12 at the Auxiliary’s annual spring luncheon.

Dedicated, dependable, loyal, and lovely were all adjectives used to describe Mary by fellow Auxiliary members, who nominated her for the award. Mary is a familiar face behind the cash register in the Gift Shop and has been a faithful supporter of the Auxiliary’s golf tournaments, bazaars, the $6 Sale, and bake sales.

Mary Pfeiff was named 2019 Auxilian of the Year for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital at the Auxiliary’s annual spring luncheon. Pictured, from left, are: Casey Page Pfeiff; Karen Pfeiff; Rich Pfeiff; Mary; Dawn Yeitrakis, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of MedStar St. Mary’s; Karen Mudd, and Joe Mudd. Photo Courtesy of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

The Fayrene Mattingly Auxilian of the Year Award was created in 2005 to honor Mattingly, a longtime hospital volunteer. It is presented to one Auxilian each spring.

Established in 1916, the Auxiliary has funded more than $4 million in hospital improvements over the last century. Recently, Auxiliary members approved funding for 13 new rocking chairs for the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center and contributed $100,000 toward the complete renovation of the hospital’s dining rooms, now named The Blue Heron Café which opened to the public and hospital associates in March.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...