The Hospital Auxiliary provides services and fundraising for Regional Health Services. Those services and activities include:
Act as guides for patients and visitors who need assistance when at the hospital or clinic. They also help with the cataract surgery patients and help out around the hospital wherever needed.
The gift shop opened in June of 2014 and is supported and run by the RHS Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. Proceeds are used to fund equipment purchases and projects for RHSHC. The Gift Gallery carries a wide variety of items for all ages and is open Mon-Fri from 11 am to 2 pm.
The RHS Hospital Auxiliary celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2014. Jerald & Elaine Lybbert prepared a summary that highlights information about services, projects, fundraisers, and membership of the Auxiliary. Click here to read the summary.
The RHS Hospital Auxiliary awards academic scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in the area of medicine. One scholarship is awarded through the Dollars for Scholars program to a high school senior (application form available at Crestwood High School). The other scholarship is for $1,000 to a non-traditional student (click on the link for a copy of the application or pick up a form at the hospital registration desk). Funds for this scholarship are from memorials.
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application (due by April 1)
Baby Book Packets
Given to new parents. Includes a children’s book for baby plus pamphlets on early childhood education and information on the Cresco Public Library. This project is funded by book sales that are held twice a year.
Book and Jewelry Sales
- Held periodically throughout the year to raise additional funds for hospital equipment and scholarships.
Best Shot Golf Tournament
- Held every year in July
- The proceeds purchase an item from the “wish list.”
The Annual Hospital Auxiliary Quilt Auction
- Held late summer during Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest.
- The Quilt Auction has raised over $700,000+ since it began in 1977.
- It has helped support the purchase of items such as cardiac equipment, surgical tables, fetal heart monitors, IV pumps, portable x-ray equipment, chemotherapy equipment, and many other equipment needs at Regional Health Services.
The RHS Hospital Auxiliary meets on the first Thursday of each month (no meeting in January) at 1:30 pm in the Laura Rose Education Center of the Hospital. Everyone is welcome! Membership dues are only $5 a year and help offset the cost of expenses such as advertising and supplies. There are featured speakers as well as updates by Hospital CEO, Robin Schluter.
For more information, please contact Cindy Yslas, Auxiliary President, at 563-547-5841.