Mason General Hospital Foundation Auxiliary & History

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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 Auxiliary was reorganized under the name of Mason General Hospital Foundation 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, cookbooks, 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.

2022 Scholarship Winners

AUX Scholarship Awards 2022

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors ($1,000 each):

  • Shelton High School student Marissa Deemer, 18, will study at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Shelton High School student Eryka Delgado-Hernandez, 17, plans to study at South Puget Sound Community College to become a Labor & Delivery nurse.
  • North Mason High School student Abigail Green, 18, plans to study at Olympic College to study diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Shelton High School student Sarah Jacoby, 17, will study sports medicine at Washington State University.
  • Shelton High School student Faith Linthicum, 17, intends to study at Saint Martin’s University in Olympia to pursue a major in Biology and a minor in Public Health to become a neurologist.
  • Shelton High School student Helday Zacarias, 18, plans to pursue a nursing degree at Saint Martin’s University.

Renewal Scholarships for Past Scholarship Winners:

  • Ian Frost was awarded $2,000 to continue his veterinary studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Frost was first awarded an Auxiliary scholarship in 2018. He received a renewal scholarship in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Cristal Resendiz-Ramos was awarded $2,000 to continue her education at Washington State University, where she is studying Psychology. Resendiz-Ramos was awarded an Auxiliary scholarship in 2020 and 2021.
  • Mason Health employee Chloe Wilder, MA-C, received a renewal scholarship of $1,000 to continue her pursuit of a nursing degree at South Puget Sound Community College. Wilder received an Auxiliary scholarship in 2020 and 2021.

Mason Health Employee Scholarships ($500 each):

  • Jennifer Bronk, HIM Clerk, plans to study at Olympic College to become a Certified Registered Health Information Technician.
  • Yvonne Edwards, MA-C, plans to study at Elton Technical Institute and Evergreen College for her Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Melissa Lawhon, Surgical Technician, plans to study to become a registered nurse.
  • Shelby Powell, Certified Nursing Assistant, intends to study to become a registered nurse.
  • Julia Solano-Martinez, Patient Access Specialist, plans to study to become a registered nurse.
  • Ian Strozyk, Radiologic Tech Aide, intends to study to become an X-Ray technician.
  • Amanda Wells, Certified Nursing Assistant, is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing.
  • Jordan Willis, Radiologic Tech Aide, plans to study at Grand Canyon University to become a Certified Occupational Therapist.