What is the Auxiliary?
The Stormont Vail Health Auxiliary began its long tradition of service in 1949 and remains an essential part of the health care organization.
Supporting Stormont Vail Health through voluntary service, financial contributions and promotion of goodwill.
Enhance the Auxiliary’s ability to serve as community ambassadors for Stormont Vail Health by:
- Strengthening the Topeka community’s perception of the Auxiliary’s mission
- Continuing to increase membership and member involvement
- Building on our tradition of caring, commitment and financial support
- Promoting community goodwill
- Proactive in community
- Operating efficiently
- Respecting individuals
The Auxiliary remains strong and continues to support Stormont Vail Health during times of great change in the world of health care, always keeping its Mission in mind, “Working together to improve the health of our community.”
During our nearly 70-year history, we have contributed more than $2 million to the building of some of the most vital areas of Stormont Vail Hospital. These areas include the Surgery Center, Neonatal Intensive Care, Cancer Center and the Emergency & Trauma Center.
In addition to these building projects, we also provide money to help fund ongoing projects such as nursing education, helping departments purchase new equipment and patient amenities, gifts for new mothers.
Two of the ways we raise funds are through the Gift Shop, where you can find a special something to lift the spirits of someone special, and the Food Connection, which serves a wide selection of made-to-order sandwiches and burgers along with a selection of daily specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
How Can I Become Involved?
Auxiliary projects and activities are as diverse as the membership. Some auxilians volunteer in the health center, while some provide support through other Auxiliary activities.
What Will I Gain?
The gift of friendship with others, the reward of giving of yourself, and new experiences are valuable benefits of membership. Your gift of service means hope, compassion, and a more comfortable visit to the patients and patient families who come to Stormont Vail for health care needs.
Who Can Be a Member?
Anyone! Both men and women are encouraged to join if they express a desire and willingness to participate in Auxiliary activities and service projects, or to learn more about the health center through educational opportunities and friendship.