Women's Auxiliary

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Women's Auxiliary

56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

The Auxiliary office is open every Tuesday, but phone messages may be left any time. 

Phone (718) 670-1249

Mission

It is the mission of the Women's Auxiliary to raise funds and support health-related programs that benefit the hospital and our community.

Relationship to Hospital

Since 1957, the Auxiliary has been an integral part of New York Hospital Queens, reporting to the CEO and Board of Trustees and responsible to abide by all the rules and regulations that govern the hospital, including the Code of Conduct.

Becoming a Member

New members are always welcome and find the Auxiliary to be a place where meaningful work is done and lasting friendships are formed.

Our members come from every walk of life. They include physicians, physician wives, schoolteachers, retirees, and community residents. Many join because they have had positive experiences at NYHQ and want to give thanks for the outstanding care they or a family member have received.

It is easy for members to find a way to contribute by helping with fundraising, organizing special events, handling administrative tasks and more. Ours is a collegial environment in which members enjoy each other’s companionship along with the satisfaction of contributing to the hospital community.

Categories of membership

  • Regular members: annual dues $15.00

    Regular members beyond 90 years of age who have been members in good standing for 10 years are designated Honorary Sustaining Members and are no longer required to pay dues.
  • Sustaining (Lifetime) members: one-time dues $140

    The membership year is from January 1 through December 31. A member joining after September 1 does not pay dues until the following year.

The Membership Process

To become an Auxilian, all you have to do is fill out a membership application, pay the appropriate dues, and participate in one orientation meeting. You are then entitled to come to all the special events we run throughout the year.

To become an active member of the Auxiliary, you must be registered as a volunteer. This includes:

  • A 3-hour orientation meeting
  • Completion of a medical form, which includes proof of immunity for measles, German measles, and a TB test (within 6 months)
  • Finger printing

Some Areas of Recent Major Donations

  • Mobile Blood Donor Center
  • Ambulances
  • Wheelchairs and stretchers
  • Anesthesia machine for the new Endoscopy Suite
  • Fetal monitoring training tools for the OB/GYN Department
  • Breast imaging computer-aided detection system
  • Dry Lab for minimally invasive laproscopic surgery
  • Multimedia Resource Facility for the Children’s Ambulatory Center
  • Chaplaincy internship

Services and Events

  • Annual Gala Luncheon
  • Quarterly Luncheon with entertainment and speakers
  • Vendor Sales
  • Patient Library
  • Babies Alumni Program
  • National Auxilian Day
  • United Hospital Fund Auxilian and Volunteer Recognition High Tea
  • Holiday Party

Executive Officers

President: 

Vice President:

Vice President for Administrative Affairs: Kathleen Soltan

Treasurer: Rose Cutugno

Recording Secretary: Rose Marie LaRuffa

Corresponding Secretary:

Assistant VP for Administrative Affairs:

Assistant Treasurer: Marie Gavroy

Assistant Recording Secretary:

Assistant Corresponding Secretary: Nilda Janacek

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