For Immediate Release April 02, 2018

Auxiliary poses with donation check

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton donated $100,000 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to support Diagnostic and Imaging at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Raised through proceeds generated by the Auxiliary’s thrift and consignment shops (The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and Maggie’s Gift Shop) as well as special event sales, these funds will be added to the 2017 Year End Appeal to help purchase a new portable digital x-ray system.

“We appreciate the hard work our volunteers put into raising money for hospital needs like this”, says Gary Bigelow, regional director of Imaging. “This new digital x-ray system will increase image quality and reduce imaging availability time from 30 minutes to two minutes for a more rapid diagnosis.”

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton works to raise funds for equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and various outpatient locations throughout UM Shore Regional Health, including the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, the Cancer Center and various rehabilitation facilities. The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street shop offers gently used designer and non-designer clothing for the entire family, shoes, fashion accessories and small household items. Maggie’s Gift Shop, located inside the main entrance of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, is staffed exclusively by members of the Auxiliary and offers a variety of unique gift items, jewelry, books, cards, holiday-themed decorations and snacks.

“We rely heavily on the sales of our two retail establishments to be able to give back and to help UM Shore Medical Center at Easton services and facilities,” says Art Cecil, president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. “We encourage the community to come out and shop at The Bazaar and Maggie’s Gift Shop because not only are you buying for yourself, friends or family, but you are making a donation that will benefit health care in our community.”

Volunteers are currently being sought for both locations, and in other capacities throughout the Auxiliary. For more information, call 410-822-1000, extension 5839.