The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital (AWH), established in 1933, has played an integral part in daily activities at the Hospital.
For nearly 80 years, its members have fostered good will in the community, sponsored fund-raising events throughout the year, and volunteered in the Coffee and Gift Shops, and served the Hospital in countless ways. Multiple Auxilians have celebrated 50 years of service to Windham Hospital.
Auxiliary Assisted Funded Projects
- Renovations in the Greer Unit
- Family waiting room on the 4th floor
- The radiology dressing room
- The provision of recycling bins for the Hospital
- Purchase of an infant scale in OB and a blanket warmer in CCU
Funds for these important enhancements were garnered through the annual Wine & Spirits Tasting, Recognition Tea, Autumn Gala, Holiday Bazaar, and special vendor sales, as well as receipts from the Coffee and Gift Shops.
Additionally, the AWH purchases fabric for the Red Blanket Initiative (a program identifying patients at risk for falls), provides magazine subscriptions for waiting rooms throughout the Hospital, sponsors the breakfast for Go Red for Women, and supports other Hospital initiatives. One very successful program funded by the Auxiliary is the Annual Student Scholarship--each year, the Auxiliary awards $1000 scholarships to two local students embarking on careers in healthcare.
The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital’s 19th Annual Autumn Gala, ‘Havana Nights’ was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. The evening included a gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction, and the presentation of the annual Auxiliary awards. The honorees for 2014 were Juanita Vazquez, Caregiver of the Year, Michael Kilgannon, Physician of the Year and The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation, for Philanthropy.
Please contact Shawn Maynard at ext. 6861 or Rebecca Putnam at ext. 6700 for information regarding the 20th Annual Gala.
The 2012 recipients of the Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarships-- Eli Curry and Katherine Brierley--are shown here, with Richard Card, son of the late Anne L. Card, and Debra Leavens from the Auxiliary. Eli is a Franklin resident who will enter Boston University to study biomedical engineering in the fall; Katherine graduated from Coventry High School and plans to embark on a pre-med track at the University of New Hampshire.
|Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship
In keeping with our mission to support educational programs and promote the interests of the Hospital, the Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship assists members of our community in furthering their education in the health care field. Through the scholarship program, area students are encouraged to consider careers in medicine or related health care fields. The AWH will award two scholarships at $1000 each, to selected high school seniors in the Windham Hospital service area who are planning to enter a full time course of study in medical related fields. The scholarship will be a one time, indirect cash award for tuition purposes only. The recipient’s choice of college or university will receive payment upon verification of registration from the approved institution of study.
Download the Scholarship Application Form