The Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) is pleased to announce the hiring of local resident, Jackie Ferguson as Event Coordinator. Jackie will be working under the direction of Patti Allison, SMC Development Officer, and will be responsible for coordinating events and working with volunteers. “We are very happy to have Jackie coming on board to our medical center.” stated Tami Fraser, CEO. “She brings with her years of event planning experience from working as the Black Butte Boosters President and other local non-profit organizations.”

Jackie comes to SMC as an extremely organized individual that uses her ingenuity and creativity while planning events. With her focused decision making, open communication with volunteers and adapting to job necessities as they arise, SMC is very pleased she is joining their team. Jackie commented, “I pride myself as a working member of a team, reaching for common goals and willing to go the extra mile to ensure a positive outcome.”

The first events Jackie will be working on for 2016 will be the Annual Spring Tea & Fashion Show to be held on Saturday, April 23rd at the Black Butte Jr. High, and the National Senior Health & Fitness Day to be held on Wednesday, May 25th, venue in negotiation.

The events that SMC organizes yearly are done for two reasons; first and foremost is to increase community outreach and involvement, and also to share important health related information to help improve the quality of life. Secondly, these events are fundraisers for the medical center. Through the funds acquired from raffles, event tickets & vendor booths, the medical center can continue to put on community classes such as the “Health & Wellness through Yoga”, “Movement Matters” and the “Journey of Hope” support group. These classes are held at the SMC Wellness Center at Black Butte Elementary in room 20.

These funds are also needed to continue the on-going need for upgraded and required medical equipment. The medical center is growing and has added dedicated professionals such as Psychiatrist, Delaina Jewkes, and the soon to be announced Chiropractor to their staff. Your support through annual giving and participation in these fundraising events allow our rural medical center to expand and we thank you for your continued support!

SMC is always looking for volunteers to help with events, so if you are interested in working with the children or decorations at the Spring Tea or working with the vendors and organization at the Senior Health & Fitness Day please contact Jackie directly by email at: or by phone at 474-3390 ext. 333.

Please join the Shingletown Medical Center in welcoming Jackie Ferguson to their team!