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Auxiliary to MDH

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? 

Ed Lavin started serving as President April 1, 2015.
From Peoria, IL.
Member of the MDH Auxiliary Board for the past three years.
Member of Steamfitters Local 353 for 43 years and worked at Western Illinois University for 13 years as a Steamfitter, retiring in 2010. 
President of WIU Civil Service Employees Council for two years.
Served on WIU President Advisory Board for two years.
Chairman of WIU Civil Service Employees Council Scholarship Committee for four years.
Served four years on the Macomb City Council representing the Second Ward
Member of Macomb Elks Lodge 2009 served as Chairman of the House Committee for the 2013-2014 Lodge year and served as the Exalted Ruler for the 2014-2015 Lodge year, and currently serving as a five-year Trustee.

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!