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.
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.
Through its various fundraising efforts, one way the Christian Hospital Auxiliary engages with the community is through awarding scholarships for young community members who wish to pursue a career in the health care field. Because health care and education are both vitally important in supporting our community, we view these efforts as vitally important.
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.