The Auxiliary of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, founded in 1914, continues its longstanding support of the hospital for more than 107 years.
Two years after the opening of the Joseph Lawrence Free Public Hospital, the small but dedicated group of women led by Nanine Lawrence Pond has grown to include hundreds of women and men who have devoted thousands of volunteer hours to help L+M Hospital meet the needs of its patients in southeastern Connecticut.
The Auxiliary currently has 206 life and annual members. Our 2020 fundraising efforts provided $50,000 in gifts to L+M Hospital in support of a variety of programs benefiting patients, their families and the community.
Our funding has helped support such programs and departments as Speech and Language Pathology, the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut, Respiratory and Renal, “The Daisy Award” and the Healing Garden- an area set aside for families and friends who need a place to find comfort and quiet. In addition, we have supported the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Special Needs Closet and the Move a Muscle Program.
Most recently, our annual funding awards contributed $20,000 in support of such programs as Cardiac Rehab, Patient Experience, Pediatrics and Critical Diagnostics.
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