When you walk into the lobby of Thomas Hospital, the friendly voice that greets you immediately comes from one of the hundreds of volunteers who are members of the Thomas Hospital Auxiliary.
With more than 500 members, the Thomas Hospital Auxiliary is one of the largest hospital auxiliary organizations in Alabama. Active members volunteer a minimum of four hours each week at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope or Thomas Medical Center in Daphne.
The Auxiliary actually organized on April 8, 1960, five months before Thomas Hospital officially opened. The volunteers provide thousands of unpaid hours of service every year and serve as the hospital's most visible ambassadors to the community. During the past year, Auxiliary members have volunteered more than 56,000 hours.
In addition to giving their time, Auxiliary members also donate money to the Thomas Hospital Foundation that is used to fund equipment and materials that enhance hospital services. Equipment funded by the Auxiliary includes digital mammography scanners, vein viewers, renovation of the MICU waiting area and high-definition imaging equipment.
The Auxiliary’s main source of fundraising is the Thomas Hospital Gift Shop. Other fundraisers, including jewelry, book and uniform sales held throughout the year.
Read our recent issue of Volunteer Voice here.
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