Volunteers Have History of Support
Starting with just 30 members, the Scottsdale Healthcare Auxiliary hasn’t looked back since its beginning in 1961. In fact, it’s now a force of 1,400 volunteers and has given more than 5 million hours of service and over $5 million in total donations.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong and active Auxiliary,” says Scottsdale Healthcare President & CEO Tom Sadvary. “Since 1961, our volunteers have contributed a phenomenal amount of time, talent and hard work, all which enables us to extend our resources and better serve our patients and community.”
Volunteers now serve in more than 80 different areas throughout Scottsdale Healthcare, according to Director of Volunteer Services Felicia Prostrollo. Auxiliary members help with tasks ranging from flower delivery to patients, updating families in waiting rooms, crafting caps for newborns, running the hospital gift shops, and even parking cars during spring training baseball games.
Our volunteers make a difference, day in and day out. They provide a gentle human touch that helps distinguish not only Scottsdale Healthcare, but also our own Auxiliary.
The Scottsdale Healthcare Auxiliary also sponsors a summer teen volunteer program, and today will be announcing a new scholarship program created by a donation from the Scottsdale Charros.