The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently donated $100,000 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton through proceeds raised by their thrift and consignment shop in Easton, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, Maggie’s Gift Shop and special event sales. The funds will support the renovation of the birthing center, which is now in progress.
“We very much appreciate the hard work the volunteers of the Easton Auxiliary put into raising money for our hospital”, says Luanne Satchell, nurse manager of the Women’s and Children’s Health Services at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. “The funds donated by the Auxiliary are a pivotal part in helping us achieve our goal of providing the highest quality medical care in the region for new moms and their babies.”
Photo: (L to R): Elva Pierce, volunteer, co-head of the Bazaar; Janet Andrews, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; Bob Frank, senior vice president of Operations for UM Shore Regional Health; Diane Bisanar, volunteer, co-head of the Bazaar; F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy, Art Cecil, president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton; Anne Davis, manager, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street; Luanne Satchell, nurse manager, Women’s and Children’s Health Services at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton; and Celia Bodmer, head of Maggie’s Gift Shop.
The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton works to raise funds for equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and various outpatient locations throughout UM Shore Regional Health, including the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, the Cancer Center and various rehabilitation facilities.To support their fundraising efforts, the Auxiliary has two retail locations; The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and Maggie’s Gift Shop, located inside the main entrance of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.
The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street shop offers gently used designer and non-designer clothing for the entire family, shoes, fashion accessories and small household items. Maggie’s Gift Shop, managed and staffed exclusively by members of the Auxiliary, is located on the first floor of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and offers a variety of unique gift items, jewelry, books, cards, holiday-themed decorations and snacks.
“We rely heavily on the sales of our two retail establishments to be able to give back and to help Shore Regional Health services and facilities,” says Art Cecil, president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. “We encourage the community to come out and shop at The Bazaar and Maggie’s Gift Shop because not only are you buying for yourself, friends or family, but you are making a donation that will benefit healthcare in our community.”
Volunteers are currently being sought for both locations, and in other capacities throughout the Auxiliary. For more information, call 410-822-1000, extension 5839.
About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.