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 Annual 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!
"Joining the Auxiliary is a fun and rewarding way to collaborate with many amazing members of our community. All are welcome!"
We meet on the first Monday 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.
Free access to the hospital gym
Free flu shots and blood screening
An invitation to the annual SJMC holiday party
Members attend monthly meetings, actively serve on committees, and assist with fundraisers. Annual dues start at $25.
Members provide valuable support, are welcome to attend luncheons and socials, and are invited to participate in fundraisers. Annual dues start at $50.
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.
Leadership and Members
Sue Critzer, President
Kristen Irvine, Vice President
Sue Bybee, Treasurer
Emily Cooper, Secretary
Donna Clark, Acting Past President
Mary Ann Lawroski
Amy Wilson Scott
2016 — 3D 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
Ode to the Auxiliary 2016
It’s three weeks before Christmas and at Donna’s house,
Auxiliary members gathered, much noisier than a mouse.
We’re grateful for those who support us all year,
And look forward to all of you helping next year.
We’ve enjoyed some nice food, and wine and punch,
Soon we’ll exchange ornaments and laugh a bunch.
So, sit down for a moment to review what we’ve done,
We’ll make it quick, to stave off boredom.
Tonight Living Center folks are nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of the Auxiliary Christmas party dance in their heads.
A pleased Connie in her office, with list in hand,
Members have signed up to buy gifts for each woman and man.
Earlier this year started out with a roar,
The First Baby family got gifts galore!
Thank you Janet and team for all you did,
The family appreciates it and so does their kid!
Next on the agenda is scholarship time,
Our winner put in lots of volunteer time
The committee of Kathy, Mary Ann and Julie
We appreciate all you did truly!
Then Spring Fling was upon us in a flash!
A sold-out success, records were smashed!
Michelle and her team did it again,
The weather was great and so was the Stage Coach band.
Down the hospital hall came Rachel and Kathy ,
Raffle items in tow, let’s sell tickets, make it snappy!
Sell raffle tickets to everyone, go go go!
That raffle sure did make lots of dough!
Soon deadlines approached for the Shooting Star golf day,
Hey Donna and Sue B who knew we’d have too many to play!
Again the weather was perfect, the course spectacular
And thanks to our volunteers yet another record was shattered!
Thanks to Connie and Sarah it seems our evening socials are a success
Thank you to those who planned, hosted and brought guests!
Our membership has grown by leaps and bounds
Thanks Linda and Diana for wearing the Membership committee crowns!
Officers Kristen, Emily, Donna and Sue B thanks a whole bunch
Thanks Rachel and Kathy for so many things including help with our lunch.
Rick and John G provided much needed support
Things worked so much smoother with them holding down the fort.
We certainly ended the year with a bang!
Completing our pledge for 3D mammograms.
In four years we’ve raised over $1/2 million dollars
Thanks to volunteer efforts of hours and hours
We met our new staff cardiologist, diabetes specialist and our new CEO
Heard about future plans, facility upgrades, where the future may go.
What we’ve learned about the hospital and those who provide care
Is just as important as fundraising, so with others we can share.