WMH Auxiliary

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The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is one of the strongest healthcare auxiliary organizations in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to work with the Board of Trustees, its authorized committees and Wayne Memorial Health System’s Chief Executive Officer to further public relations, provide volunteer services within Wayne Memorial Health System and its subsidiary corporations and to raise funds for the enhancement of healthcare.

The Auxiliary’s 200-plus members operate the hospital’s gift shop, The Gift Box, as well as two thrift shops, The Other Shop in Honesdale and The Other Shop II in Hawley. By organizing numerous events during the year, the Auxiliary raises money for the hospital while giving back to the community. The Auxiliary’s biggest events include its annual Holiday Love Lites ceremony, the Mistletoe Ball and Showtime at the Ritz.

In 2005, the Auxiliary’s 210 members pledged $570,000 to Wayne Memorial Hospital’s capital campaign, Operation Vital Signs, and by so doing, became the largest single contributor to the campaign. They earned the right to name the hospital’s private women’s mammography and ultrasound center, which opened in 2006, the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Women’s Imaging Center.

The Auxiliary is a great way to meet people and help a good cause at the same time.  As its members will attest, “It can also be a lot of fun!”


Qualification for membership in the organization shall be in sympathy with the purposes of the organization and willingness to work towards its accomplishments. Prospective members are welcome at any meeting.

Here are the types of members in the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

  1. Active members shall pay annual dues and participate in the active service programs of the Auxiliary.
  2. Associate members have been active members, shall pay annual dues and signify an interest in the purposes of the Auxiliary.
  3. Honorary members have served as active members of the Auxiliary for 35 years and may have the option of not paying dues.


Dues are $5 a year.


To become a member of the WMH Auxiliary, contact Membership Chair Joan Buehl at (570) 226-9750 or print out the following application form Auxiliary Application.pdf and mail to:

Joan Buehl, 506 Covered Bridge Drive, Lakeville, PA 18438

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Health Care Auxiliaries (PAHA) www.pahaonline.org

Founded in 1951, PAHA is an independent organization which helps member auxiliaries optimize support of their healthcare organizations. PAHA offers leadership training and workshops on various aspects of auxiliary management, fundraising projects and healthcare issues, plus an annual conference in May. Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary member, Cathy Howell, currently serves as president of the Association’s Northeast region (NEPAHA). Another member, Janet Lienert, was installed as president of PAHA at the May 2011 conference.

Keeping In Touch Newsletter

Click to read Auxiliary Newsletter Spring-2017

Love Lites

This year’s LoveLites Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Click on this link to to view a list of those remembered or honored by the LoveLites in 2015.

Love Lites Memory Book 2015.pdf