Franklin Hospital Auxiliary
The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary works for the community by providing needed medical equipment and funding yearly healthcare scholarships awarded to Franklin County students. Scholarship funds are awarded in May, payable directly to the college of acceptance. Contact your high school career guidance counselor for further information or an application. If you like to help people, enjoy new challenges, and want to join one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, consider a career in health care:
Auxiliary volunteers come from all walks of life, choosing to serve for a variety of reasons:
A sense of well being
Ability to help those in need
Being part of a positive group
Meet and make new friends
A feeling of accomplishment
The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization whose mission is to provide aid and comfort to the patients of Franklin Hospital. Additionally, the Auxiliary raises money to purchase medical equipment and to fund yearly scholarships for Franklin County students.
The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary staffs the patient information desk, serves in the Med-Surg Department, maintains the gift center and hosts a variety of fundraisers including:
Tree of Life
The Franklin Hospital Auxiliary was formed by a group of women shortly after the hospital opened in April 1955. Charter members were Viola Bond, Beaulah Douglas, Hundred Howell, Lillie Lewis, Naomi Lynn, Gladis Reed, Mary Taylor, Gladys Westerland, and Dorris Hart. Dorris is the last surviving charter member.
If you wish to become a member of our auxiliary, meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the hospital conference room. There is no meeting in July. Dues are $5 per year or $30 for lifetime membership. To become a member, Click Here and download an application. Completed applications and the membership fee may be mailed to: Franklin Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1004, Benton, IL 62812.