The mission of the Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary is to render service to the Hospital and the community through supportive involvement with patients, staff and visitors.
Auxiliary members handle a variety of responsibilities at the hospital, including staffing the day surgery desk and the information desk; operating the wonderful gift shop; distributing books and magazines to patients; assisting with the annual “For the Health of It!” 5k/10k run; and hosting the eagerly-anticipated Valentine’s Day Tea and Holiday Bake Sale for all the Hospital employees.
Money raised in the Gift Shop enables the Auxiliary to help purchase medical and other equipment to help the hospital continue providing the finest care possible. Scholarships are awarded each year for deserving high school graduates pursuing careers in health care fields.
Auxiliary members also simply enjoy being together! We invite everyone, women and men, to be a part of Holy Cross Auxiliary. Teenagers over the age of 14, interested in community service, are welcome to participate in the Volunteens Program.
If you are interested in learning more about the Auxiliary or volunteering call
(575) 751-5728 or stop by The Gift Shop.
The Gift Shop is located in the main lobby area across from the Enchanted Cup.
Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Gift Shop is closed on Sunday.
Friendly Visitors to Advocate for Emergency Room Patients
Emergency rooms are busy, noisy, uncomfortable, and usually time consuming. The ER visit is often a time of crisis and patients and their loved ones can easily be overwhelmed. The Auxiliary works to help patients during this stressful time to ease their anxiety and provide comfort.
Holy Cross Hospital’s Patient Advocates Program began in February 2013, staffed by volunteers who go through over 16 hours of training, with ongoing monthly training. Their mission is to ease patients’ and their families’ distress and help them understand what is happening while they are in the ER. By serving as a liaison between medical staff, patients and families, the advocates help improve communication, so people know they are not forgotten and clearly understand the process they are experiencing.
The advocates are available in the emergency room 7 days a week between 4-9 pm.
If you would like more information on the Patient Advocates Program or to volunteer, please contact the Auxiliary at (575) 751-5728 or stop by The Gift Shop.