MGHF Auxiliary Provides Breast Pumps and Nursing Accessories
MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop, temporarily located downstairs across from the cafeteria, is selling high-quality, hospital-grade electric and manual breast pumps featuring convenient, backpack-style bag, along with a selection of quality lactation supplies. These items include breast pump replacement parts and breast pump power cord adapters for vehicles, plus storage bags for expressed milk, washable nursing pads, soothing gel pads for nursing comfort, and very comfortable, soft nursing bras. These accessories make great baby shower gifts, and most are not available anywhere else in Mason County.
Auxiliary Gives $3,500 to Hospital Departments
MGH Auxiliary gave checks to three different Hospital department managers during its annual meeting in May. The checks were presented by Auxiliary President, Mary Anne Munson. The departments receiving the checks, which totaled $3,500, were – the Emergency Department, Respiratory Therapy, and Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics. The money was used to purchase medical equipment.
New 2011 Officers for the MGH Women's Auxiliary
Installed in May as the new 2011 officers for the MGH Women’s Auxiliary were (left to right) Connie Adams, vice president; Bonnie Salisbury, secretary; and Diane Deason, treasurer. Not pictured was Sue Glenn, president.
At their annual meeting in May, the MGH Women’s Auxiliary also donated $2,600 to the Hospital to purchase a fetal heart monitor.
Join MGH Auxiliary
The MGH Auxiliary is looking for new members to continue their voluntary assistance and sponsor fundraising activities to benefit Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics.
The Auxiliary meets on the 2nd Monday of the month in the Ellinor Room at MGH. Lunch is provided by the Hospital Executive Chef, John Cruse, and his staff. Cost is $9. If you are interested in becoming a member and wish to attend the luncheon meeting, call Arlene Davidson, (360) 426-6903 for information.
In the summer of 1950 the administrator of Shelton General Hospital met with seven local women who were interested in organizing an auxiliary to aid the only hospital in the area. Following a luncheon for prospective members, there were 113 ladies willing to participate in fundraising projects.
In 1968 the new Mason General Hospital was dedicated and the Auxiliary was reorganized under the name of Mason General Hospital Auxiliary. The membership continued to grow and over the years, through various money-making projects, MGH Auxiliary has annually donated funds for new hospital equipment.
The Auxiliary supports and staffs the MGHF Gift Shop within the Hospital with the proceeds going to scholarships for students entering the nursing or other medical professions. The Auxiliary also supports the Life Line Program to help four low-income subscribers.
Varied fundraising projects over the years have included - card parties, concerts, cook books, raffles, and bake sales. The ladies have assisted with the Blood Bank draws and helped with Fantasy Forest activities.
If you are interested in joining the MGHF Auxiliary or have questions, please plan on attending the next monthly meeting.