The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is one of the strongest healthcare auxiliary organizations in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to work with the Board of Trustees, its authorized committees and Wayne Memorial Health System's Chief Executive Officer to further public relations, provide volunteer services within Wayne Memorial Health System and its subsidiary corporations and to raise funds for the enhancement of healthcare.
The Auxiliary's 200-plus members operate the hospital's gift shop, The Gift Box, as well as two thrift shops, The Other Shop in Honesdale and The Other Shop II in Hawley. By organizing numerous events during the year, the Auxiliary raises money for the hospital while giving back to the community. The Auxiliary’s biggest events include its annual Holiday Love Lites ceremony, the Mistletoe Ball and Showtime at the Ritz.
In 2005, the Auxiliary's 210 members pledged $570,000 to Wayne Memorial Hospital's capital campaign, Operation Vital Signs, and by so doing, became the largest single contributor to the campaign. They earned the right to name the hospital's private women's mammography and ultrasound center, which opened in 2006, the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Women's Imaging Center.
The Auxiliary is a great way to meet people and help a good cause at the same time. As its members will attest, "It can also be a lot of fun!"
Qualification for membership in the organization shall be in sympathy with the purposes of the organization and willingness to work towards its accomplishments. Prospective members are welcome at any meeting.
Here are the types of members in the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
1) Active members shall pay annual dues and participate in the active service programs of the Auxiliary.
2) Associate members have been active members, shall pay annual dues and signify an interest in the purposes of the Auxiliary.
3) Honorary members have served as active members of the Auxiliary for 35 years and may have the option of not paying dues.
As of 2014, the dues remain $5 a year.
To become a member of the WMH Auxiliary, contact Membership Chair Joan Buehl at 570-226-9750 or print out the following application form and mail to Joan.