Serving the Community for More than 50 Years
With more than 300 members dedicated to Christian Hospital and its patients, the Auxiliary is one of the largest community service groups in the St. Louis area. Founded in 1964 to promote the health and welfare of the community, the Auxiliary boasts a diverse membership of gender, ages, occupations and backgrounds, all with the common desire to help the hospital and the community.
Since 1964, the Auxiliary has raised a significant amount of money through fundraising activities and sales at the Gift Shop at Christian Hospital. These donations have helped Christian Hospital excel in patient care with projects that include:
- $350,000 for addition of three ambulances
- $150,000 for the Cancer Care Center
- $150,000 for the Wound Care Center
- Child Development Center bus
- $88,750 for UV Disinfecting Light System for Environmental Services
- $12,540 for a Car Transfer Simulator for Physical Therapy and Rehab
- $29,802 for a new privacy and safety fence for the Child Development Center
A Proud History: The Auxiliary that Started it All
In 1964, a group of 25 women, representing various church, civic and service organizations in the area, met for coffee. All were concerned about the lack of a hospital in the area. Working solely on their desire for a hospital, the group formed the Christian Hospital Northwest Auxiliary. Because of their efforts, Christian Hospital Northwest opened its doors in 1968, just four years after the auxiliary was formed.
The building housing Christian Hospital Northwest was a bastion for health until 2004, when was demolished to make way for Northwest HealthCare outpatient care center.
The Auxiliary continues to make an impact in this community, providing vital support and volunteer efforts to Christian Hospital’s mission to provide high-quality and advanced care to the North St. Louis County.
Support the Auxiliary
To become a Friend of the Auxiliary, please contact the Auxiliary Office for a membership form. Membership is $10 per year or $100 for a lifetime membership.
- Invitations to special events
- Newsletter announcing special events, meetings, hospital updates and programs.
Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare, members of BJC HealthCare, provide world-class medical care to the communities of North County, Greater St. Louis County and Southern Illinois.