The Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary promotes the welfare of the Hospital by fostering good public relations, providing service to the Hospital, organizing health related projects and by conducting fund raising activities.
Our Auxiliary is the second largest single hospital in volunteer numbers with 492 members and our volunteers provide more than 39,000 hours of service to the hospital annually. Volunteers support the Hospital by donating their time and expertise every aspect of our Hospital and Health System as well as in the community
. Volunteers also serve on Hospital teams and committees providing crucial insight and community support to our Hospital.
The Auxiliary has continually been recognized and commended for its unwavering dedication to our community hospital, but none more so than in the receipt of a Governor’s Citation, and an annual Certificate of Achievement from the Maryland Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.
While the Auxiliary is extremely generous in their donation of time, the organization also offers financial support to the institution. From 2006 through 2012 the Auxiliary donated over $750,000 to fund equipment purchases, renovations to the facility and education opportunities to the community. The Auxiliary has four main fund raising activities:
•Monthly Lobby Sales
of various kinds of merchandise
•The Gift Shop
in the main lobby has a variety of merchandise at reasonable prices as well as magazines, flowers and candy
•The Thrift Shop
- a short distance from the Hospital - sells gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, household items including books, decorator items and furniture
•Special Events such as The Three Tenors and a Diva concerts
In 1998 The Junior Auxiliary Group (JAG) was formed as a sub-group of our Auxiliary. The group consists of hospital and health system associates and community members who want to socialize and be active in supporting the hospital but are unable to volunteer during the day due to work and/or childcare responsibilities. The mission of JAG is to increase community awareness of Atlantic General Hospital and its associates through fun, fellowship, and family-oriented activities and fundraising. Each year this group publishes a welcome reference book of personal references for new member of the hospital community and supports the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Fund.
The Auxiliary coordinates a free We-Care
program for people who live alone by providing a daily contact with someone to check on them.
For more information about the AGH Auxiliary, please contact the Auxiliary’s Volunteer Coordinator at 410-629-6859. If you are interested in volunteering at Atlantic General Hospital, you may complete an application online
or print the form
and bring it to the main desk at the Hospital or mail it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811.