St. John's Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is an all-volunteer group whose purpose is to promote and advance the welfare of St John’s Medical Center in these ways: by educating members so they may serve as community ambassadors for the Medical Center, through fundraising activities, and by service to the hospital and its patients.Funds raised by the Auxiliary, through annual events such as the Spring Fling Gala and the Charity Golf Tournament, go directly toward the fulfillment of pledges to the Medical Center for specific equipment or services.


The Purpose of St. John’s Auxiliary is to promote and advance the welfare of St. John’s Medical Center.  This is accomplished by educating  members so they may serve as ambassadors for the Medical Center in the community, and through fundraising activities and service to the hospital and its patients. 

About St. John’s Auxiliary

Our group is made up of volunteers committed to the Medical Center’s mission. We serve as an advocacy group for the hospital and we host educational programs to inform the community about the importance of the hospital and raise funds to support critical needs.

Over our long history, we have purchased essential medical equipment, an activity bus for the Living Center, and have sponsored educational programs. Since 1974, we have provided more than $2 million to benefit St. John’s.

Our members make a huge, positive impact in our community!

Emily cooper, Sarah Graham, Kristin Irvine

"Joining the Auxiliary is a fun and rewarding way to collaborate with many amazing members of our community. All are welcome!"

Sue Critzer, Past Auxiliary President


We meet on the first Thursday of every month in the Moose/Wapiti Classrooms at SJMC. In March, June, September, and December, we host an evening social at the home of one of our members.

Upcoming Auxiliary meeting Guest Speakers

Thursday, April 5th- Guest speaker is Cynthia Hogan, Chair of the SJMC Board of Trustees.  She will be speaking on the medical center’s strategic plan.
Thursday, May 3rd– Guest speaker is SJMC Chief Information Officer, Lance Spranger.  Lance will speak on IT and phishing scams (both in a hospital setting and personal setting.)


Members receive:

Free access to the hospital gym
Free flu shots and blood screening
An invitation to the annual SJMC holiday party

Active Member

Members attend monthly meetings, actively serve on committees, and assist with fundraisers. Annual dues start at $25.


Social Member

Members provide valuable support, are welcome to attend luncheons and socials, and are invited to participate in fundraisers. Annual dues start at $50.


Patron Member

Members support the mission of the Auxiliary and are invited to participate and be engaged as much as they would like. Annual dues start at $250.


To download an Auxiliary Membership form, please click the link. Downloadable Auxiliary Membership Form

St. John’s Hospital Foundation Auxiliary Golf Tournament at Shooting Star

Leadership and Members


Connie Hansen, President
Cindy Winslow, Vice President
Sue Bybee, Treasurer
Betty Zernik, Secretary
Sue Critzer, Past President

Nancy Adams
Amrita Banerjee
Sandra Audyova-Keatley
Judy Basye
Laurie Bay
Donna Beaupré
Jaclyn Braddy
Sue Bybee
Doris Budge
Barbara Butterfield
Kerry Carr
Donna Clark
Emily Cooper
Marcia Craighead
Linda Criswell
Sue Critzer
Addie Donnan
Petria Fossel
Valerie Goettler
Sarah Graham
Elizabeth Hale
Connie Hansen
Diana Hanson
Stephanie Harper
Margaret Hochheiser
Kristen Irvine
Shay James
Diana Joy

Becky Kimmel
Kathy Kjellgren
Patty Krause
Michelle Kren
Maralyn Larson
Mary Ann Lawroski
Carol Lewis
Mary Lohuis
Julie Matzke
Lee Naylon
Joan Palmer
Mary Ponce
Holly Richert
Susan Riesch
Linda Rode
Vicki Rosenberg
Lisa Rullman
Sue Salzmann
Amy Wilson Scott
Linda Scott
Regina Schultz
Joni Upsher
Alice Webber
Nancy Wilbrecht
Mary Willis
Cindy Winslow
Janet Wood
Betty Zernik

Major Contributions

20163D Digital Mammography
2014-2015 — Activity Bus for The Living Center
2012-2013 — $150,000 Pledge for Surgical Suite Integration
2010-2011 — Patient Medication Pumps
2009 — Digital Mammography
2006-2008 — Essential Life-Saving Equipment
2003-2005 — $200,000 Pledge to the Capital Campaign

Connie Hansen, St John's Living Center activity bus. CREDIT: David J Swift.

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