Mary Hart Named Auxilian of the Year for Work as Hospital Volunteer

Mary Hart, second from right, was recently named the 2018 Auxilian of the Year. Hart stands with MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital President Christine Wray, right, close friend Ernestine Pence, and daughter Kim after the luncheon on April 13.

Leonardtown, Maryland – Honored for her spirit, responsibility, and selflessness as a volunteer, Mary Hart was named the 2018 Fayrene Mattingly Auxilian of the Year at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

At a luncheon for members on April 13, Hart received a plaque and accolades from Christine Wray, president of MedStar St. Mary’s.

“Nominated by her fellow members, Mary is described as responsible, hard-working, and always willing to lend a hand,” said Wray. “She is helpful to all during her time volunteering in the Gift Shop, and can be counted upon to pick up a shift with a friendly smile.”

Hart is co-chair of the hospital’s annual brown bag auction and the organization’s secretary. “Her note-taking and organization are incredibly valuable to her fellow members — many of whom note the fantastic job she does in keeping everything on track,” Wray said.

The Fayrene Mattingly Auxilian of the Year Award was created in 2005 to honor Mattingly, a longtime hospital volunteer. It is presented to one Auxilian each spring.

Established in 1916, the Auxiliary has funded more than $4 million in hospital improvements over the last century. Recently, Auxiliary members approved funding for 13 new rocking chairs for the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center; a portable ultrasound machine for the Intensive Care Center; and $100,000 toward the complete renovation of the hospital’s Atrium, expected to reopen this summer.

 

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary

The MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary coordinates and participates in many activities that generate funds to enhance hospital facilities and services. Auxilians staff the hospital's Gift Shop seven days a week. They hold fundraisers, such as the annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament and Holiday Bazaar.

Founded in 1916, the Auxiliary has played a key role in the acquisition of many vital improvements for the hospital throughout its 100-year history. Patient comfort has been its primary focus since the very beginning. It has donated funding for projects both small and large, from breast pumps to building renovations. It is likely, that at some point during the hospital’s history, the Auxiliary has touched almost every department at the hospital. In fact, the Auxiliary has donated more than $5 million to the hospital during the past 100 years.

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Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

Leonardtown, Maryland (May 23, 2017) – The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) Auxiliary and Special Activities Committee (SAC) are hosting a Vendor Fair for independent sales representatives this Friday, June 2 (rain date June 9), from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The new event is a co-fundraiser for the two committees open to both the public and hospital associates. When arriving to shop, look for the white tent on the main campus next to the front parking lot. Funds raised will be utilized for patient comfort equipment as well as to support associate activities.

Bonnie Trader, a long-time member of the hospital’s Auxiliary, was excited to help organize the fair. “We hope everyone will come out to shop and support their local hospital.”

A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required for a vendor space and will be applied toward the 20 percent donation (gross proceeds from the day, including items pending delivery) to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary and SAC. The event is planned to have a wide variety of merchants selling everything from clothing and jewelry to specialty food and skin care.

We encourage the community to follow MedStar St. Mary’s social media pages for updates on the fundraiser and to stop by the hospital for some spring shopping! You can find us online at Facebook.com/MedStarStMarys and Twitter @MedStarStMarys.

Current vendors scheduled to attend include, but are not limited to:

  • Accents Fashion Jewelry
  • Explore Couture
  • Perfectly Posh
  • Cruzin’ Cafe Food Truck
  • Scentsy
  • Crabby Corn
  • Mary Kay
  • LuLaRoe
  • Tupperware
  • Pampered Chef
  • Lip Sense

The hospital still has openings under the tent for interested vendors, crafters, consultants and retailers. If you are a vendor, crafter, you know someone who might like to participate, please contact either of the following organizers below as soon as possible.  

► Bonnie Trader, MSMH Auxiliary: 240-925-5383 or [email protected]                                                                                 

► Mary B. Cheseldine, MSMH SAC: 301-475-6453 or [email protected]

About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers. Visit MedStarStMarys.org to learn more.

 

Kitty Doering Named 2017 Fayrene Mattingly Auxilian of the Year

Leonardtown, Maryland (May 1, 2017) – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital named Kitty Doering the 2017 Fayrene Mattingly Auxilian of the Year during its spring luncheon held Friday, April 21.

As a dedicated Auxiliary volunteer for many years, Kitty has shown unwavering support through her commitment to the hospital’s gift shop. She keeps up with ongoing responsibilities to organize the greeting card display and works with the vendor to restock them when needed. Kitty also does a fabulous job keeping the refrigerated flowers looking fresh. Auxiliary members voted for Kitty because of her loyalty, dependability and selflessness to volunteer countless hours to her Auxiliary commitments.

“Kitty posses those characteristics which have been reconfirmed by Auxiliary members throughout the years as the fundamentals for which the organization was built upon to become a cornerstone for our hospital,” said Elizabeth Morse, DM, MSM, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s vice president and chief nursing officer.

Throughout its 100 year history, the Auxiliary has funded more than $4 million in donations and improvements to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

The Auxilian of the Year Award was established in 2005 to honor Fayrene Mattingly for her outstanding performance as an auxilian and her dedication to the hospital. The award is named in her honor and presented to an outstanding auxilian during the annual Auxiliary Appreciation Luncheon held in April. 

Kitty Doering (pictured right) was presented her recognition as the 2017 Fayrene Mattingly Auxilian of the Year by Elizabeth Morse, DM, MSM, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s vice president and chief nursing officer (pictured left), at the Auxiliary’s annual luncheon on April 21.

Founded in 1916, the MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary coordinates and participates in many activities that generate funds to enhance hospital facilities and services. Patient comfort has been its primary focus since the very beginning. It has donated funding for projects both small and large, from breast pumps to building renovations. Auxilians also staff the hospital's Gift Shop seven days a week and hold numerous fundraisers, such as the annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament and Holiday Bazaar.

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Auxiliary’s Devotion is 100 Years Strong

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Auxiliary Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Caring for our Community 

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital would not be where it is today without the continued support of the hospital’s Auxiliary. Since the very beginning of the Auxiliary in 1916, patient comfort has been its primary focus. Throughout the past 100 years, the Auxiliary has donated funding for projects small and large – from breast pumps to building renovations. It is likely, that at some point during the hospital’s history, the Auxiliary has touched almost every department at the hospital. The Auxiliary has donated more than $5 million to the hospital during the past 100 years.

“Our hospital, its associates and the community can never repay the Auxiliary for everything they have done – for the millions of dollars they have raised and the countless hours they have donated,” said Christine Wray, president of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “All we can do is say thank you to them. They have given us a priceless gift and we are eternally grateful.”

Contributions Throughout the Years

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11th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 22

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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is gearing-up for the 11th annual Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held Sept. 22 at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tee-off time is 9 a.m.  Hosted by the hospital’s Auxiliary, this fun and exciting community event includes a day of golf, prizes and food generously donated by Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ. Each year, event sponsors and participants help fund various enhancements to the non-profit hospital, which have included new state-of-the-art equipment, capital projects, patient and associate improvements and many more.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Platinum - $5,000

  • Gold - $2,500

  • Silver - $1,000

  • Bronze - $500

  • Tee - $250

Support of this annual tournament has translated into the following equipment being purchased over the years:

2006 — Portable Ultrasound Machine
2007 — Transport Cardiac Monitors
2008 — Mobile EKG Machine
2009 — Bariatric Stretcher, Pediatric Thermometers and a GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes Machine
2010 — Defibrillator, Trauma Cart and Fluid Warmer
2011 — Upgraded EKG Machine and Portable Blood Pressure Monitors
2013 — SonoSite Machine
2014 — Ergonomic Wheelchair and Stretcher

To learn more, contact Marie (Rees) Hodges McCrossen at [email protected] or 610-952-1641.

Visit MedStarStMarys.org/Golf for information on becoming a sponsor or to register.

About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers. 

Media Contact

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