The HM Branch of the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary was established in the early 1990’s by a small group of women who lived in HM and from that time membership has grown to over 80 active and honorary members. Our members are leaders in volunteering, fundraising and enthusiastic support of Paoli Hospital, the Auxiliary and the Community. In addition to volunteering services at the hospital, we sponsor fundraising activities such as a Bingo Night, Tree of Stars and HM Tree Lighting and HM Showcase of Homes.
Through the years, proceeds from our fundraisers and businesses have supported the Maternity and Nursery expansion, the new Pavilion Campaign, the Cancer Center, Breast Heath Center, as well as other important hospital programs and individual hospital department needs. To date, the Auxiliary has contributed $10 million to Paoli Hospital.
A new Unite for HER ovarian cancer pilot program is underway at Paoli Hospital, thanks to the combined efforts of Unite for HER, the Paoli Cancer Center, and the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary. Unite for HER, a long-time partner of Paoli Hospital offers free complementary therapy programs, counseling and emotional support to breast cancer survivors. Recognizing the need to support ovarian cancer patients as well. Unite for HER and the Paoli Hospital Cancer Center are initiating a new pilot program for ovarian cancer patients at Paoli Hospital.
We meet in the HM Community Center on the second Thursday of the month from September to June at 9:30 (no meetings January and February). Each meeting begins with a social gathering followed by a guest speaker/presentation followed by a business meeting. There is a place for everyone in our Branch. For more information or to join contact Membership Chair, Loretta Bevilacqua or President, Betsy Carlin (see HM directory for contact information)
“To support our hospital is our primary aim
To have FUN and FUNDRAISE can be one and the same”
President Betsy Carlin
Vice President Karen Gibson
Treasurer Denise Bucci
Recording Secretary Marlene Vergillo
Corresponding Secretary Eileen Rackover
Advisor Judy Krischker
Membership Loretta Bevilacqua
Please Note: Husbands and Friends are welcome to attend any of our programs.
September 12, 2019 – Everything You Need To Know About Our Auxiliary – Lite Fare Social 9:30AM
October 3, 2019 – Great Valley/HM Branch Bingo Fundraiser at the Community Center
October 10, 2019 – General Meeting – Unite for Her “Make Healthy Upgrades with 3 Simple steps”
November 14, 2019 – General Meeting – A Visual Journey of Artist, Howard Schafer’s Career as a Marine Artist
December 7, 2019, 6:30 PM (Saturday) – Tree of Stars with HM Tree Lighting – Community Center
December 12, 2019 – Holiday Brunch “TIS The Season For Fun, Food & Friends” – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Community Center
No Meetings In January or February
March 12, 2020 – General Meeting – “Wings For Success” Jill Laufenberg – Juggle Struggle
April 9, 2020 – General Meeting – Paoli Hospital Sleep Services “Sleep and Aging”
May 7, 2020 – Showcase of Homes – Tickets $25- Chairs: Marlene Vergillo & Denise Bucci
June 8, 2020 – Spring Luncheon