About the Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary
The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that functions as a valued member of the hospital team. The Weirton Medical Center is thankful for its volunteers who donate their time, talents and abilities to support the hospital in serving the community. The Auxiliary assists hospital staff in maintaining the high standards of service to patients.
The changing dynamics of health care have amplified the importance of volunteer services at the Weirton Medical Center. Each valued volunteer is an asset to the hospital and provides necessary services and support to staff, patients and visitors. The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers have an increased knowledge of health care and promote public understanding of the hospital’s needs and services.
A Purpose to be Proud of
The Auxiliary’s mission is to render service to the Weirton Medical Center and its patients and assist the Weirton Medical Center in promoting the health and welfare of the community in accordance with objectives established by the hospital.
The purpose of the Auxiliary is threefold:
To provide desirable services in a competent and dependable manner, and supplement essential services, which will meet the basic human needs of patients and their families;
To assist the Weirton Medical Center through the development of new and extended volunteer services which will augment the efforts of staff providing comprehensive health care to the community;
To direct and implement a planned, organized program and activities, which will provide satisfaction or services and enrichment for volunteers.
To fulfill its purpose, the Auxiliary provides fund-raising, in-hospital services and a variety of community programs designed to raise awareness of health education and the hospital’s services.
Revenue derived from Auxiliary products and programs are presented to the hospital annually. The funds are used to provide a variety of improvements that support the hospital’s effective service to the community.
Auxiliary volunteers provide support in the following areas:
Courtesy Coffee Cart
Skilled Care Unit
Surgical desk escorts
A History of Helping Hands
The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary began as the Woman’s Auxiliary of Weirton General Hospital in 1953. The Auxiliary manifested through the formation of 42 Twigs— individual groups within the Auxiliary that provide support through fundraising.
The organization has since evolved into the Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary, comprised of 10 original Twigs, associate members, members-at-large and volunteers. These caring individuals are the helping hands that carryout the Weirton Medical Center’s mission of achieving excellence through the care of its patients and the community.
We Need Your Help!
It takes a special person to volunteer—one with a caring spirit, who puts the needs of their friends and neighbors above their own. Would you like to experience the satisfaction of caring for others? Call 304-797-6029 to learn more about volunteering at the Weirton Medical Center.
If you are a high school student looking for a community service opportunity, we have a special place for you at the Weirton Medical Center. Not only do our Volunteens gain experience in the health care field, they also work with the public and can be eligible for scholarships. Training is provided. Call 304-797-6029 for more information.