About Capital Health Auxiliary

History of the Auxiliary

The Auxiliary dates back to March 30, 1895, when the first building of Mercer Hospital (now Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell) 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 several fundraising events and community outreach service programs.

In recent years, the Auxiliary has had pecan sales, calendar raffles, designer bag bingo events, and the tree of lights to name a few. Through these and other fundraising efforts, we have been able to donate more than $1 million to help support patients and enrich their hospital experience.


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.

If you would like more information about the Auxiliary or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Ujwala Sawant, Auxiliary President, at [email protected].