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2014 Angel Tree

The Auxiliary to McDonough District Hospital is pleased to sponsor the popular Angel Tree again this year, giving area residents an opportunity to remember loved ones during the holidays. For each $5.00 donation, a charming rustic resin angel in memory of a family member or friend will be placed on a special tree in Admitting at MDH. Located on the first floor of the hospital, the tree may be viewed from December 10 through the New Year’s holiday. The tree will also be displayed during the Festival of Trees, December 4-8 at the West Central Illinois Arts Center, located at 25 East Side Square in Macomb.

Proceeds will support health career loans and scholarships.

For more information, please contact the Auxiliary/Volunteer office at (309) 836-1579.

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Who is the Auxiliary?

The voluntary support system to MDH. You are invited to join the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary welcomes all members!  Whatever amount of time or talents you can give will be greatly appreciated.

What does the Auxiliary do?

The Auxiliary raises funds for the hospital. They do that by organizing and having raffles, book sales, bake sales, scrub sales, and the MDH Gift Gallery. The Auxiliary also offers the Memorial Angel Tree each year during the holidays. Since 1990 the Auxiliary has raised over one half million dollars in support of MDH.

Currently, all funds raised by the Auxiliary are designated for Health Career Loans and Scholarships which are given annually to qualified applicants. Applications may be picked up in the Volunteer Services Office, located on the lower level of the hospital.

When did the Auxiliary begin?

The Auxiliary to MDH was incorporated on December 13, 1957, one year before the hospital opened. The charter members were all women who helped make beds, gave tours, and did whatever was needed for the opening of the hospital. Gradually this organization broadened its mission and voted to admit men into the organization.  Since the Auxiliary began it has had 23 presidents.

Who is the current President of the Auxiliary? 

Larry Zigler started serving as President April 1, 2013. Larry is originally from Hanover, IL, received his Associates degree in Business from Carl Sandburg College, a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from WIU along with an MBA from WIU. Zigler taught business at Highland Community College in Freeport, IL for 28 years, he retired in 2010.

Larry is a member of the Marketing Management Association, Macomb Morning Rotarty Club, Elks Club Trustee, American Legion, VPW, MDH Nursing Scholarship Committee, MDH Volunteer since 2003, Golden Apple Society Committee of MDH Development Council.

How can I become a member of the Auxiliary?

Call the Auxiliary/Volunteer Services Office at (309) 836-1579.  We would love to hear from you!