Please send contributions for the MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary to the address below:
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
c/o Philanthropy Office
Marketing & Public Relations Department
P.O. Box 527
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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.
To join the MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer, contact our Auxiliary liaison at 301-475-6010.
Here’s a sampling of their unending support throughout the decades:
40s - Helped purchase linens and pay for painting the hospital’s exterior.
50s - Paid for air conditioners, tile flooring and exterior flood lighting.
60s - Helped boost patient care and satisfaction with the purchase of television sets, a new electric stove and fryer for dietary needs and a new heart resuscitator.
70s - Many significant gifts, including an x-ray film processor, microfilm equipment for medical records, operating room lights, gurneys for the Emergency Department, and funding for second floor renovations.
80s - More than half a million dollars was raised and spent in part on materials, equipment for the psychiatric unit and the new hospital building that opened in April 1984.
90s - Donated funding and equipment for numerous improvements in women’s health care such as a mammography imaging system, obstetrical diagnostic equipment, fetal warmer unit for labor rooms, and obstetric tote bags with breast pumps, as well as a television viewing system for patients and funding for a new dining room addition.
2000 - Combined pledges to support the radiology suite renovation and hospital expansion projects totaled more than a million dollars. An additional half a million dollars funded cardiac monitors for Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, ECC, Intensive Care Center and telemetry, as well as a c arm, dexi-scan and ob fetal monitors.
2010 - Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated thus far for various projects such as landscaping around the Outpatient pavilion, including a garden for Cancer Care and Infusion Services patients to enjoy during their visits for treatment, and much needed medical equipment to support doctors, nurses and clinicians.