The Samaritan Medical Center Auxiliary is an organization of approximately 250 men and women dedicated to serving the needs of Samaritan Medical Center and the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home. The Auxiliary has proudly served the institutions for 116 years and has been a major contributor of volunteer time and financial resources to the hospital and nursing home. The Auxiliary manages and operates the gift shops at SMC, SKH and the new Samaritan Summit Village, as well as the Starbucks, in the main lobby of the hospital.
The gift shops, Starbucks, exclusive fundraisers and Auxiliary membership dollars contribute to the success of the Auxiliary. Popular events such as 'One Night One Diamond' have been tremendously successful, as well as book sales, uniform sales, and more. In 2010, the Auxiliary pledged $750,000 dollars to the Capital Campaign – Advancing Healthcare - Close to Home, which helped build a new addition to the main hospital. In 2012, the Auxiliary helped purchase a new security system for our littlest patients called 'HUGS' for the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Maternity Place and Pediatric Unit.
Wendy Grimm – President
Renee Waterbury – Vice President
Lu Green – Past President
Maria Alicea – Secretary
Hope Johnston – Treasurer
JoAnn Wheeler – Assistant Treasurer
Becoming a member of the Auxiliary is a simple way to become invested in the healthcare in the region. Samaritan Auxiliary membership is easy to do and offers benefits, such as a 10% discount in the gift shop and attendance to the annual meeting in May. Our memberships include a monetary donation, as well as the gift of someone's time. Learn more about becoming a volunteer.
$200 - Lifetime Member fee
$15 – Annual Regular Membership
$5 – Annual Senior Membership
Simply giving your time to volunteer - makes you a member of the Auxiliary
If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the form below and then mail in a check made payable to "The Samaritan Auxiliary" to:
22603 Ridgeview Road
Watertown, NY 13601
Attn: Samaritan Auxiliary