Grand View Hospital

Auxiliary

From the very beginning, the auxiliaries of Grand View Hospital have tirelessly raised money on behalf of our hospital. Due to their efforts, Grand View has been able to provide the community with many programs and services. Please read more about their contributions.

Overview

The Auxiliary has been an essential member of the hospital family since its founding. It is a volunteer organization made up of dedicated community members who generously give their time, effort, and energy for the well-being of others. This loyal and productive team undertakes many projects and raises funds to support the hospital and its mission. The organization welcomes participation and assistance from men and women of all ages.

The Auxiliary has raised millions of dollars for our non-profit hospital to help purchase new patient equipment and improve patient care facilities. Each year it pledges a sum of money to be used to benefit a specific hospital program of the Auxiliary’s choice. Significant recent contributions helped make improvements to the emergency department and neonatal intensive care unit.

Beautiful faces are they that wear
The light of a pleasant spirit there;
Beautiful hands are they that do
Deeds that are noble, good and true;
Beautiful feet are they that go
Swiftly to lighten another’s woe.
– Author unknown, published in “McGruffey’s Second Reader in the mid-19th century”

History

The Auxiliary began around the same time as the hospital in 1913. Records cite Mrs. Irvin Schell of the Indian Creek Reform Church as the organization’s founder. From the beginning, the Auxiliary was active in fundraising and community work for the hospital as it is today. Some of its early work included making medical dressings, canning fruit and vegetables, preparing food for the patients, assisting nurses, and helping clean the hospital. This small group rapidly expanded with separate auxiliaries formed in various towns of the hospital community such as Perkasie, Tylersport, Sellersville, Quakertown/Trumbauersville, Souderton, Telford, and Blooming Glen. For many years, members raised funds by holding bake sales and serving meals at the Old Montgomery County Fair in Hatfield.

Get Involved!

Be part of a today’s new legion of Auxiliary volunteers. Call the Auxiliary office and learn how you can help support Grand View’s mission of making quality health care available to all members of our community.

Lawn Fete Spurs Charity Ball

In 1976, the wives of the medical staff formed an Auxiliary to sponsor a booth at the Lawn Fete. The next year the group expanded its scope and membership and it was renamed the “Junior Auxiliary.” By such projects as selling flower bulbs, and sponsoring of local theatrical group plays, thousands of dollars were earned and given to the hospital and nursing school. Although the group disbanded in 1960, part of the group continued as a committee to arrange the annual hospital Charity Ball, a significant social and fundraising event. The group was known as the Grand View Service League. During its first seven years $16,000 was raised and donated to the hospital. The money was to be used in the care and comfort of patients. Charity Balls were held in such locations as the William Penn Inn and the Indian Valley Country Club. The Ball featured popular musical entertainment, dinner, and cocktails. Great imagination brought mystery motifs and exotic themes. There were midnight dessert buffets, ice sculptures, and more.

GVH TIMELINE
  • Grand View History - Video

    1913

  • Remembering a First, 1917

    1917

  • Depression, 1932

    1932

  • Maternity/Pediatrics - Video

    1939

  • community oil painting

    1952

  • Mary Afflerbach - Video

    1963

  • First Ortho Specialist, 1965

    1965

  • Drs. Levin/Generations - Video

    1973

  • Arm Reattachment Video

    1977

  • Hospice, 1981

    1981

  • Pennsburg Outpatient Clinic, 1986

    1986

  • CardioTec, 1992

    1992

  • CHOP Pediatrics, 1996

    1996

  • Flowers Family, 2004

    2004

  • Cath Lab, 2009

    2009

  • Cancer Care - Video

    2012

  • Heart Vascular - Video

    2012

  • Grand View Hospital Three Generations, 2012

    2012

  • Centennial - Full Video

    2012

  • annual-meeting-still

    2013

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