Auxiliary

The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital (AWH), established in 1933, has played an integral part in daily activities at the Hospital.

For nearly 80 years, its members have fostered good will in the community, sponsored fund-raising events throughout the year, and volunteered in the Coffee and Gift Shops, and served the Hospital in countless ways. Multiple Auxilians have celebrated 50 years of service to Windham Hospital.

Funded Projects | Windham Gala | Anne L. Card Scholarship


Auxiliary Assisted Funded Projects

  • Renovations in the Greer Unit
  • Family waiting room on the 4th floor
  • The radiology dressing room
  • The provision of recycling bins for the Hospital
  • Purchase of an infant scale in OB and a blanket warmer in CCU

Funds for these important enhancements were garnered through the annual Wine & Spirits Tasting, Recognition Tea, Autumn Gala, Holiday Bazaar, and special vendor sales, as well as receipts from the Coffee and Gift Shops. 

Additionally, the AWH purchases fabric for the Red Blanket Initiative (a program identifying patients at risk for falls), provides magazine subscriptions for waiting rooms throughout the Hospital, sponsors the breakfast for Go Red for Women, and supports other Hospital initiatives. One very successful program funded by the Auxiliary is the Annual Student Scholarship--each year, the Auxiliary awards $1000 scholarships to two local students embarking on careers in healthcare.

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Windham Gala

The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital seeks nominations for 2019 Gala Awards:

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Auxiliary to Windham Hospital Caregiver and Physician of the Year awards.  Each year the Auxiliary honors a staff member and a physician who who provide an exceptional patient experience.  

The awards will be presented at this year’s annual gala, ‘Sous la Mer’, Saturday November 16 at Horizons in South Windham. 

Nomination forms are available below and are due August 9. For more information, conact Shawn Maynard, Executive Director, Windham Hospital Foundation at 860.456.6861 or Shawn.Maynard@hhchealth.org 

Gala Honoree Nomination Form for Colleagues

Gala Honoree Nomination Form for Patients or Family

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Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship

In keeping with our mission to support educational programs, to promote the interests of Windham Hospital, and to honor long-time Hospital volunteer Anne Card, the Auxiliary Scholarships assist those who are furthering their education in the healthcare field.

One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a Windham staff member pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university or  technical school. The one-time award will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution of higher learning, to be applied toward tuition only.

In addition, two scholarships of $1,000 apiece will be awarded to selected to selected high school seniors from the community who are planning to enter a full-time course of study in medical-related fields. The one-time, indirect cash award for tuition purposes will be made to the recipient's choice of college or university upon verification of registration from that institution.

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