Capital Health Auxiliary

Caring and Sharing Since 1895

Founded in 1895, the Auxiliary was formed to help the hospital, then known as Mercer and today as Capital Health, meet the needs of patients being treated and to help the community in which it serves. In support of the hospital and the community, our Auxiliary has planned and participated in many events and community outreach services. We have provided hospital transportation for patients, a wellness program for senior citizens and purchased a van for the Senior Advantage Program.

In recent years, the Auxiliary has participated in pecan sales, calendar raffles, designer bag bingos and the Tree of Lights. We hosted our first annual carnival in 2015 and are currently preparing for our 2017 Carnival. Through our fundraising efforts, we have been able to donate more than $1 million to help support our doctors and nurses and to enrich the hospital experience for all of our patients and their loved ones.

If you want to make a difference and this sounds like the kind of an organization that you would like to be a part of, we invite you to join us!

Mission

The Capital Health Auxiliary believes taking small steps can make a big difference. Through the power of teamwork and collaboration, like-minded, compassionate individuals can join together and get results that change lives.

The Capital Health Auxiliary supports the educational and health programs of Capital Health that directly benefit our patients and communities through fundraising opportunities. We are also committed to providing services to enhance the patient experience during their hospital stay.

History

On March 30, 1895, the first building of Mercer Hospital (now Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell) was dedicated and formally opened. In support of the hospital, an organization called the Women’s Aid (today’s Auxiliary) was formed to meet the needs of patients being treated and to help the community in which it serves. The Auxiliary has planned or participated in many fundraising events and community outreach services. The Auxiliary has also provided hospital transportation for patients, a wellness program for senior citizens, and purchased a van for the Senior Advantage Program.   

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