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Massena Hospital Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is an enthusiastic group of over 96 people who devote time and energy to support the workings of Massena Hospital through financial support, volunteer in-hospital deeds, and/or fundraising efforts within the community. Over the past several years, the Auxiliary has been recognized with the Healthcare Association of New York’s Advocacy Award.

Activities and Services

All members contribute in some way to the Auxiliary through volunteering at (the):

  • Gift Shop
  • Patient Gifts
  • Sewing
  • Special Events

Other areas of volunteering include:

  • Publicity and/or Community Health Programs
  • Special Fundraisers
  • Baking for Sales
  • Sewing for Patient Project
  • Maintaining the Main Lobby Garden

Massena Hospital Auxiliary Mission

Through the monies earned in the above-mentioned areas, the Auxiliary fosters an interest in our local medical community by providing scholarships to area high school students for nursing/medical careers. The main focus of the Auxiliary’s efforts, however, is to supplement the Hospital's budget by purchasing medical equipment, or providing funds for renovations and/or redecorating the Hospital.

Past purchases have included Zoll AEDs, gas convection oven for Nutrition Services, micro-scan equipment, operating room table, physical therapy whirlpool, system heart monitor, defibrillator, fetal scalp monitor, patient televisions, mammography equipment, apnea monitor, EKG Vision Holter System and recorder, and patient mattresses.

Other donations include stereotactic mammography, infant security system, pulse oximeter for Surgical Services, suture cart, infant scale, and wheelchairs, along with a VCR and videotapes for Kids Korner Pediatric Center. 

Becoming a Member

Annual dues of $10 entitles a person to membership status.

The amount of time donated in being an Auxiliary member is individualized. You can be involved in a couple areas of service, or several. 

Luncheon Meetings are typically held the third Wednesday in May and October, convene at a local restaurant, and include a guest speaker. The event provides members with the opportunity to meet new people, renew friendships, and enjoy an afternoon. Notifications are sent to all members, and although meetings are not obligatory, members are encouraged to attend. 

Auxiliary Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month, except July and August. All members are welcome to attend.

Download and print the MH Auxiliary brochure and application, and mail with your $10 check to:
Massena Hospital Auxiliary
Attn: Membership Chair
1 Hospital Drive
Massena, NY 13662

2021 Executive Board

President - Maria Macaulay
First Vice-President - Kay Romeo
Secretary - Julianne Fowler
Treasurer - Chris Lazore

2021 Board of Directors

Elizabeth Barnes
Judy Durant
Lee LaRosa
Patty Kay O'Connell          
Fran Orlando
Karen Wilkins

2021 Chairs of Standing Committees

Gift Shop Buyer -  Barbara Kennedy
Gift Shop Staff - Barbara Kennedy
Gift Shop Treasurer - Cheryl Novak
Membership - Mara Pelifan
Patient Gifts - Becky Shaw
Printing and Publicity - Julianne Fowler
Scholarship - Elizabeth Barnes   
Sewing - Holly Derouchie
Special Fundraising - Carla Premo and Kay Romeo
Sunshine - Lisa Long

Auxiliary Annual Reports