Good Works for Hartford Hospital

When the Hartford Hospital Auxiliary was founded in 1921, its members made bandages needed by the hospital. Today, the Auxiliary donates hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to Hartford Hospital with one goal in mind: to make a difference in the community by supporting the values of Caring, Safety, Excellence and Integrity.

A few of the funded projects for 2017 included:

$35,000 for Emergency Department Sonosite Ultrasound, which improves the safety and success of diagnosis and difficult procedures

$28,694 to the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center for Site Rite 8 Ultrasound and Accuvein Vein Illuminator to enable infusion therapy for patients with severe headaches

$8,177 for Young Adult Services at the Institute of Living to equip a safe exercise room where young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis can begin an exercise program

$18,000 to Women’s Health Services/Injury Prevention Center for baby boxes that reduce infant mortality and SIDS

$35,000 for birthing lights on North 6 Labor and Delivery

$16,102 to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for a LUCAS 3.0 Chest Compression System

$30,000 to fund genomics tests for children who can’t afford costs of finding medication compatibility

$10,553 for a Coulter Counter prep of donor cell compatibility for transplant recipients

$34,000 to Radiation Oncology for BreathHOLD device

While the Auxiliary has evolved since its founding 95 years ago, it remains a critical partner for the hospital in improving the health of its community. A simple way to support these efforts is to shop at the Auxiliary Store or eat at the Au Bon Pain café. Each purchase directly benefits the Auxiliary’s revenue, to be donated back to Hartford Hospital.