Emerson Hospital Volunteers


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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. 
To learn more about Auxiliary opportunities and becoming an Auxilian, click here.

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

Auxiliary Funding InfographicThe 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, 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 Medical Office Building allowing the community to safely dispose of any unwanted prescriptions.
  • Colorful superhero johnnies for children to wear during their hospital stay, hopefully making their visit a little bit more comfortable.
  • Staff education and retention programs
  • Anchor bags to support our adolecent behavioral health patients in crisis

Join the Auxiliary

We are actively looking for volunteers interested in helping us enhance the experience of all of Emerson Health’s patients.

Emerson Health Receives Highest Grade for Patient Safety

The “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2023 is one of several recent awards that reflects Emerson’s commitment to patient care.

IMPACT Melanoma Ushers in May’s Melanoma Awareness Month With “No Sun for Babies” Program

Emerson is excited to be partnered with IMPACT Melanoma for its No Sun for Babies program. During the month of May, parents of newborns will receive a backpack containing UPF-rated baby clothes and preventative skin care awareness materials.

Emerson Hospital Awarded Highest Grade for Patient Safety

Emerson Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group. Emerson received particularly high marks for various measures, including hand hygiene, reduction in C. diff infections, and maternity care standards.