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View of a medical information card used by patients to track vital information The Auxiliary helped fund Suburban's My Health and Medication Record cards.

Over the years, Auxiliary funding has supported the establishment and needs of the Family Resource Center on Aging, the Information Referral Service, Radiological Technology Services, the Pediatric Center, the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital, the Emergency/Trauma Center, the Joint Replacement Center and nursing scholarships. 

Recent accomplishments include:

  • Currently, the Auxiliary fully funds the Patient Education department. 
  • The Auxiliary provided the “seed” money to start the ECHO program for assisting employees in dire financial need. The ECHO program no longer needs financial assistance from the Auxiliary since hospital employees support this program through payroll deductions and donations. 
  • The Auxiliary generously provides funds to produce Suburban Hospital’s My Health Record medical information cards. These wallet-sized cards have gained national attention as a simple way to keep critical information in one place for easy reference by medical personnel.

The Auxiliary is now partnered with the hospital Community Health and Wellness department. The partnership allows the Auxiliary to reach out not only to the surrounding community but also to Montgomery County and the state of Maryland. The Auxiliary helps support homeless and needy citizens in Maryland.