New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed May 8, 2013 as Health Care Auxilian Day in recognition of the dedicated auxiliary members who donate more than five million hours of service each year to hospitals, health care facilities and communities throughout the state.
“We’re proud of The Auxiliary of Lenox Hill Hospital which has been serving the Hospital, its patients and community since 1949,” said Elaine Rosenblum, Senior Associate Executive Director at Lenox Hill Hospital. Over the past 15 years alone, the Auxiliary has been responsible for more than $1,000,000 in appropriations.
“Today, with an active and associate membership of over 70 strong, we remain committed to our mission,” said Auxiliary President Michele Jeffery. “Through the diligent efforts of our members, the Auxiliary supports patient services, purchases equipment and finances hospital programs.”
These initiatives include an employee art exhibit and the annual Healthy Give and Take benefit luncheon showcasing health-related topics of concern to women. Other activities include an employee recognition award program, an art program that for 30 years has enhanced patient and public spaces by displaying artworks throughout the hospital, and a new patient rounding program in which Auxilians are trained to assist Emergency Department staff in creating the most positive patient experience possible.
Photo: Members of Lenox Hill Hospital at a recent Auxiliary Art Sale to benefit the hospital.