The hospital has many women who began as volunteers immediately after the hospital opened. In 1965, the group formally organized and has been active ever since.
From 9-10 women, the membership is now about 30, including men and women. The Gift Shop is operated by the Auxiliary. It is a major source of income for the Auxiliary, along with sales of quilts, arts, crafts, and sodas.
Names of the auxilians may be seen on a plaque on the wall outside the Gift Shop. About 8,000 volunteer hours have been recorded yearly. Contributions of monetary support and purchases of capital equipment have ranged from $12 to over $20,000.
The Auxilians certainly keep the needs of the hospital and the concerns for good health at the center of their activities. Auxilians may be found at work on Tuesday mornings in the Dr. Slaughter Memorial Building or in the gift shop daily. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, or to join the Auxiliary, please call the Auxiliary at (573) 783-3341, Ext. 3352.