The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton Celebrates its 70th Anniversary


This May the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The Auxiliary 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.

Established in 1947, the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton started as a suggestion of the Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and its staff resulting in 20 women forming the nucleus of the Junior Auxiliary. Currently the Auxiliary consists of 162 total members who volunteered over 37,000 hours last year, raising $150,000 in funds to benefit patient care.

“Over seven decades, thousands of auxiliary volunteers have made major contributions to our community’s health through both funds raised and time given,” says Art Cecil, Auxiliary president. “We have an outstanding team of volunteers and look forward to making additional contributions to the Medical Center at Easton and its facilities.”

The Auxiliary’s funds are primarily raised through sales at Maggie’s Gift Shop, located at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and at the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, which accepts donations of gently used clothing, accessories and small household items that are resold at reasonable prices.  Both retail establishments are staffed by Auxiliary volunteers.

In addition, Auxiliary volunteers are a resource in clinical areas both at the hospital and offsite, providing assistance to staff members, patients and visitors in multiple areas.  Free blood pressure screenings are also provided to the community by auxiliary volunteers at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center located at 10 Martin Court in Easton.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is currently seeking volunteers in all areas of service.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact 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.

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