The Hamilton Hospital Auxiliary celebrated 50 years of continuous service in October 2012. It was organized in 1962 and has provided many services for the patients and staff of Hamilton Hospital ever since. Fundraisers and donations have allowed the Auxiliary to provide the various hospital departments with needed equipment.

Though our duties have changed somewhat over the years, our members continue to visit and assist patients every weekday and on Sunday afternoons: visiting with patients, refreshing ice water, serving coffee or tea if desired, selling the daily Times Record newspaper, providing the weekly Olney Enterprise, occasionally running errands and reading or writing if requested. We also support the staff through Scrub Sales, decorating for Christmas and donations of equipment and furniture as requested. In 2012, funds from fundraisers were used to replace blinds throughout the nursing unit. The Auxiliary has raised thousands of dollars each year for the hospital ever since its inception.

Fundraising efforts include a Spring Community Meal (usually Beans & Cornbread), a Fall Community Meal (Chalupa Luncheon) and Raffle, Bake Sales, A Book and Gift Sale (spring and fall), and Scrub Sale (once or twice a year).

These exceptional people (both men and women!) are committed, compassionate, dedicated, dependable, and always willing to help. They have worked thousands of hours. Today we continue to explore avenues where we can be of service to the community as well as the hospital. Along with Hamilton Hospital’s new Olney Family Clinic and Rehab/Wellness Center, the Auxiliary will also be expanding our services by opening an Auxiliary Gift Shop, “The Atrium” in late spring 2013. Olney Hamilton Hospital Foundation opened a Hospitality House in January 2013, and the Auxiliary will assist with registration of the new Hospitality House.

With continuous growth in hospital and community services, we need new members with extraordinary hearts and a willingness to help. If you have a few hours a week and would like to contribute them to a most appreciated community service, please contact Hamilton Hospital at 940-564-5521 for a contact number.