The Saint Alphonsus Auxiliary — Baker City was organized to make a difference in patron care and hospitality and to serve Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Baker City in fund raising and community support through social events. The Auxiliary exists today to encompass not only the founder's goals but also to allow the auxilians to promote fellowship and cultivate leadership qualities within the membership.
The purpose of our auxiliary is to render service to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Baker City and its patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community and the philosophy established by the institution. The auxiliary is a nonprofit, nonsectarian group whose threefold purpose is:
- Public relations.
- To assist with personal services for hospital patients and Health Care Center residents.
- To act as a liaison between the medical center and the community.
- To raise funds for the purchase of equipment for the medical center and Health Care Center and for scholarships.
- To assist the staff of the medical center and Health Care Center with projects when needed. This includes activities such as disaster drills, open houses, health fairs, health screening programs and disseminating of information.
Projects and Activities
Since establishment in 1967, the medical center auxiliary has funded such things as scholarships for Baker County students who are pursuing careers in medicine as well as providing needed items to various departments within the hospital. Funds are raised through the Auxiliary Gift Shop, mini bazaars, bake sales and book fairs. We also enjoy a annual appreciation brunch, given by the medical center administration.
Regular meetings of the auxiliary are held at 9:30 a.m. on the last Monday of the month, except May, June, July, August and December. The meetings are held in Conference Room 15 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Baker City, in the Health Care Center.