MGHF's New Auxiliary Gift Shop
With the completion of the Construction Project, the new MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop has moved to its new location by the Main (south) Entrance. The Gift Shop is nearly four times the size it was prior to construction, and includes an array of new gift items, complete with fresh flowers and plants. Included in the design are new display windows that extend into the hallway.
Commissioner Don Wilson (center) cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Auxiliary's new Gift Shop during hospital week.
Auxiliary Vice President Sara Watkins and Past President Sue Glenn, drew the name of the quilt raffle winner just after the grand opening of the new Gift Shop.
MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop Provides Breast Pumps and Nursing Accessories
MGHF Auxiliary Gift Shop, now located just off the new Main Entrance to MGH, 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.
New 2013 Officers for the MGHF Women's Auxiliary
MGHF Auxiliary Annual End-of-Year Luncheon a Success
Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Auxiliary Chapter held its annual end-of-the year luncheon earlier this month. Members of MGH&FC’s Administration Team and the District’s Board of Hospital Commissioners were invited to join the Auxiliary as they installed their slate of officers for 2013-2014. In addition, the Auxiliary made an allocation of $4,000 to MGH&FC’s Surgery Department to go toward the purchase of the Trimano Support Arm which helps the staff and physicians when they are performing shoulder surgeries. They also awarded three $1,000 scholarships to local high school students. The proceeds from the sale of items at the Auxiliary Gift Shop support the medically-related scholarships that are given out each year. Kudos to everyone for a great end-of-the-year luncheon!
Shown to the left are the 2013-2014 Auxiliary Officers (left to right)
Connie Adams, President
Sara Watkins, Vice President
Bonnie Salisbury, Secretary
Diane Deason, Treasurer
Sue Glenn, Past President
The 2013 scholarship winners (left to right) Gabriela Perez, DeShon Bell, and Lindsey Cox pose near the Foundation's donor wall just after the luncheon concluded.
Join MGHF Auxiliary
The MGHF 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 at 12 noon in the Ellinor Room at MGH. If you are interested in becoming a member and wish to attend the luncheon meeting, call Membership Chair Arlene Davidson at (360) 426-6903 or Connie at (360) 426-4070 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, MGHF 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.