Auxiliary of UH Portage Medical Center

The Auxiliary of UH Portage Medical Center

The Auxiliary of UH Portage Medical Center is a separate non-profit entity dedicated to its mission of rendering service to the hospital and promoting the health and welfare of the community by raising funds for capital needs and additional patient services in accordance with hospital priorities.

For more than 75 years, The Auxiliary has raised more than $3 million for identified hospitals needs by raising funds through management of the Chestnut Tree Gift Shop, offering a Lifeline fall detection program, and sponsoring various fundraising events, including the annual holiday Celebration of Lights event.

Lifeline Service

Philips Lifeline logo

Since 1988, the Auxiliary has offered Lifeline fall detection services to Portage County residents as a means for the elderly and disabled to have a local alert system provider. Auxiliary members volunteer to install the units in homes and manage customer accounts. To inquire about Lifeline services, call the Auxiliary coordinators at 330-297-2552.

How the Auxiliary Supports UH Portage Medical Center:

  • Emergency Department renovations
  • Surgical Waiting Room renovation
  • Digital mammography equipment
  • Newborn Sleep Saks
  • Baby Photography program
  • Women’s Health and Wellness events
  • Farmers Market
  • Scholarships for high school seniors pursing nursing degree
  • Kid Pak program supplies

In 2018, the Auxiliary pledged $500,000 to support creation of new physician office space at UH Portage Medical Center for adult and pediatric specialty services.

Join the Auxiliary

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to men and women interested in supporting their mission by volunteering for fundraising projects. The Executive Board meets monthly and general membership meetings are held nine times a year. Nominal yearly dues are a requirement of membership. For more information on joining the Auxiliary, contact Volunteer Services at 330-297-2591.