St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Receives “2015 Auxiliary of the Year Award (Large Hospital)” from The Healthcare Association of New York State
The St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary was presented with the “2015 Auxiliary of the Year Award ( Large Hospital)” from The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) during an awards dinner on Monday, October 26, 2015 in Albany, NY. This award recognizes St. Charles Hospital’s Auxiliary for demonstrating outstanding achievements in community outreach during 2015.
“St. Charles Hospital’s Auxiliary is vital to furthering our long-standing mission of compassionate care. We appreciate their hard work in helping the hospital meet the needs of our patients and visitors while also supporting the future of St. Charles through fundraising efforts,” said Jim O’Connor, executive vice president/chief administrative officer, St. Charles Hospital.
During 2015, the St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary hosted more than 25 hospital fundraisers, supported the St. Charles Hospital Foundation’s 2015 Golf Tournament and 2015 Gala, and partnered with community organizations such as the Kiwanis Club, to raise funds for outside non-profit organizations in addition to the hospital, including the Make-A Wish-Foundation and Relay for Life. The Auxiliary implemented a new program to provide patients of St. Charles Hospital’s Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation and Medically Supervised Detoxification units with scarves, gloves and hats which are handmade by their own members, as well as by the residents of Jefferson’s Ferry, an assisted living facility in East Setauket, NY.
St. Charles Hospital’s Auxiliary consists of more than 150 dedicated men and women who volunteer their time and talents to raise funds that support hospital services and programs. The Auxiliary’s accomplishments include raising more than $150,000 to date to support the development of the hospital’s forthcoming Pediatric Ventilator Dependent unit, providing merit scholarships to selected Junior Volunteers, securing financial support for the hospital’s Pediatric Program through strategic partnerships with local business networking organizations, and managing and staffing the hospital’s Gift Shop.
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.