Emerson Hospital Volunteers

Auxiliary

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Volunteering with the Auxiliary provides our intergenerational membership opportunities to connect with each other during fun social events and also provides a meaningful way to give back to the community through educational, fundraising and community programs. Join the Auxiliary today.

The Auxiliary’s efforts also support the community by:

Enhancing the patient experience

From handcrafting teddy bears that comfort our youngest patients and hanging art to create a warm and caring environment, to funding state-of-the-art facilities and advanced medical equipment, the Auxiliary strives to improve the patient experience in all areas.

Increasing awareness of hospital services

The Auxiliary holds special events for members and their guests in order to spread the word about Emerson Hospital’s wide range of high-quality health care services. These events include presentations at coffees, luncheons and evening gatherings.

Hosting programs that inform and educate

The Auxiliary offers programs to our community that feature Emerson Hospital’s well-respected medical professionals who share their expertise on current health and wellness topics. Check out and be involved in Auxiliary-sponsored events.

Funding important initiatives to enhance care

Through the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts, we’ve enabled the hospital to purchase technology for real-time communication among departments, cardiac rehabilitation equipment and programs, state-of-the-art 3D mammography, nursing education, and more.

Notably, recent Auxiliary contributions have supported:

  • The renovation of Emerson's level II special care nursery. This project created a more efficient and appropriate environment for those infants who are at risk of serious complications related to immaturity or illness.
  • The expansion of the Naka Infusion Center, which provides advanced care for patients undergoing infusion chemotherapy, patients with blood disorders, individuals requiring intravenous antibiotics, or those taking pain management medication.
  • A convenient MedSafe drop-off location in the John Cuming Building allowing the community to safely dispose of any unwanted prescriptions.
  • Domestic violence kits for victims who arrive in the emergency department without any personal effects.
  • Colorful superhero johnnies for children to wear during their hospital stay, hopefully making their visit a little bit more comfortable.

Join the Auxilary

One of our Membership Chairs will contact you to discuss your interests.   If you have any questions, please call us at 978-287-3019 or email at emersonauxiliary@gmail.com.

Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital to Host Virtual Tree of Lights Celebration

12/1/2020
The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital will host its annual Tree of Lights ceremony in a virtual format this year on Tuesday, December 8, at 4:30 p.m.

The Connect Effect: An Online Discussion About Loneliness for Seniors

6/19/2020
The Corporators and Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital hosted a webinar about the health implications of loneliness and community resources for the aging population that you can watch for free.

The Bedford Citizen Interviews Emerson President & CEO Christine Schuster

5/14/2020
“The hospital is a safe place to be,” declared Emerson President & CEO Christine Schuster in an interview this week with The Bedford Citizen. “The tide is shifting and the recovery planning is underway.”