Founded in 1893 as the Women's Hospital Aid Association, and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1966, the LRGH Auxiliary has enjoyed more than 122 years of serving the community.
The auxiliary exists exclusively for charitable purposes, and to support LRGHealthcare's mission to provide quality, compassionate care and strengthen the community's well-being.
LRGH Auxiliary Membership is open to any person or organization interested in the work of the hospital, and new members are always welcome.
The LRGH Auxiliary supports many ongoing programs at LRGH and they include:
Comfort Bags for breast surgery patients
Annual scholarships for employees and their families entering college with a healthcare curriculum
Technology equipment, such as:hospital beds, Staxi transport chairs, blanket warmers and scanners
Mega Code Kelly for advanced life saving training
Crisis Clothing Closet for the Emergency Room
Comfort Dolls for children
Life Line systems-at home emergency call systems
In addition, we provide funding for the LRGH Courtesy Golf Cart, which assists patients and visitors in the summer and early fall by transporting them from their vehicles to the hospital and Medical Office Building.
Volunteers drive the transport cart, with overwhelming response of appreciation from patients and visitors, especially on rainy and extremely hot days.
We support fundraising events, capital campaigns, major equipment purchases-and since its beginning, we have given our time, talent and financial support to the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala: The Heart of Women's Health.
Funds for all of these worthy auxiliary projects is raised from sales in the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop, semi-annual specialty events, the HolidayTree of Love and our famous, Annual Fall Craft Fair.
To learn more about the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary or to become a member, please contact the LRGH Auxiliary, Lakes Region General Hospital, 80 Highland Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or call (603) 524-3211 ext. 3663.