The Auxiliary of L+M Hospital Marked its 100th Birthday in 2014!

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.

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 800 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.

To learn more, we invite you to call us 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
Life Member: $250