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    The Auxiliary of L+M Hospital 

    Steadfast support for the hospital and its mission has made the L+M Auxiliary one of the region’s most distinguished charitable organizations. 

    Founded just two years after the opening of the Joseph Lawrence Free Public Hospital in 1912, the small but dedicated group of women led by Nanine Lawrence Pond has grown to include hundreds of women (and some men, too) who have given thousands of hours helping L+M meet the medical needs of southeastern Connecticut.

    With over 300 members, the Auxiliary always welcomes new members who may participate on special fundraising events or simply support activities through annual membership dues. The success of the Auxiliary's projects is directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of its committee members.

    Auxiliary funding has supported countless programs at the hospital over the years, and the group has also been a morale booster, with a powerful sense of purpose and camaraderie carried through the decades.

    Fundraising, Educational Programs and Service

    Auxiliary Committees include: Fundraising & Special Events; Lobby Gift Shop; Magazine Cart; Health Education; Membership; and Art Exhibits.

    To learn more, we invite you to call us at 860-442-0711, ext. 2523.

    One popular education program that the Auxiliary supports is The Well Healed Woman, L+M's annual woman's health conference. This event typically attracts more than 600 women annually.

    Fundraising events have purchased equipment or provided financial support for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); Parenting program; Library Cart; Well Healed Woman Conference; Chaplaincy Program; Career Day; Sewing group and the Centennial Campaign.

    Upcoming Events

    Valentine Dance - Saturday, February 4, 2017, Port'N Starboard Room, Ocean Beach Park, 7:00 - 11:00pm

    Proceeds to benefit Heart Health Programs at L+M. Enjoy an evening of music by The Cartell's. Hot and Cold Hors d'Oeuvres, Cash Bar - Tickets, $30.00 per person in advance or $35.00 per person day of the event. Tickets are available at the Lobby Shop, L+M Hospital or for more information please call the Auxiliary office at 860-442-0711, ext. 2523.

    Afternoon Tea - Saturday, April 29, 2017, The Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI, 12:00 - 3:00pm

    Proceeeds to benefit programs and departments at L+M Hospital. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, savory sandwiches and pasteries while overlooking the oceanfront seascape. Tickets: $55.00 per person. Seating is limited and tickets need to be purchased prior to the event. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information please call the Auxiliary office at 860-442-0711, ext. 2523.

    2016-2017 Board of Directors- Executive Committee

    President- Karen Neilan
    Vice President- Pamela Atkins 
    Recording Secretary- Marie Hewitt
    Corresponding Secretary-Patricia Giordano
    Finance Chairperson- Bonnie Pollard-Johnson 
    Treasurer- Rose Cawley
    Assistant Treasurer- Carol DiMaggio
    Immediate Past President- Katherine Nahas
    President Appointee- Brenda Kramer


    Annual Dues: $25.00
    Life Member: $250.00

    Please Join Us!