The St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary is a group of individuals from varied backgrounds whose primary focus is to aid in promoting the health and welfare of the community by providing services to St. Francis Hospital and its patients. The Auxiliary's primary functions are to raise money for health care equipment and services, and to work together in organizing community service projects and social events throughout the year.
Over the years, the Auxiliary has received recognition from the Maryville Citizens for Community Action for outstanding service projects.
A guild was established in 1955 to give assistance to hospital staff, patients and their families and to raise funds for needed hospital equipment and improvements. Out of this guild, the Auxiliary was formally organized in 1976. As a charter member of the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, members can benefit from state conventions, programs and various regional workshops.
Annual meetings are held three times a year in September, November and February. The executive board and various committees provide planning and direction for all Auxiliary programs. The executive board meets monthly and all interested members are welcome to attend.
St. Francis Auxiliary Pictured: Jeanette Whited, Kathleen Dolph, Nancy DeMott, Penny Harbaugh, Tec Ehmke; back: Peitha Rush, Cathy Barmann, Barbara Sears, Bev Thompson, Delores Collins, Lee Jackson, Loretta Kissinger, Joan Marfice and Donna Holt.
Auxiliary Executive Committee
Jeanette Whited - President
Mary Mizera - President Elect
Lee Jackson - Past President
Tec Ehmke - Vice President
Cathy Barmann - Recording Secretary
Joan Marfice - Treasurer
Delores Collins - Corresponding Secretary
Loretta Kissinger - Parliamentarian
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Giving Tree Gift Shop
The Giving Tree gift shop is a major fundraising project for the Auxiliary. Approximately 65 volunteers a month work in the shop. Members also provide crafts and flowers for the shop.
Other fundraising projects that the Auxiliary holds are the Jewelry Sale, Bakeless Bake Sale, Craft Bazaar and Book Fair.
The Auxiliary also sponsors hospital special projects including pictures of newborns and minor child consent forms. In addition, the Auxiliary hands out scholarships to those pursuing careers in various medical fields.
To apply for a scholarship, download the guidelines and application below.
Auxiliary Scholarship Guidelines
Auxiliary Scholarship Application
Interested in becoming an Auxilian? Informational brochures entitled "You Betcha", which provide more information on the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, are located throughout the hospital (near gift shop, emergency department, rehab, etc.).
For more information, contact one of the Auxiliary officers or call the St. Francis Community Relations/Development office at 660/562-7933.