WMH Auxiliary


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 and the Mistletoe Ball.

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.



As of 2016, the dues remain $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 and mail to Joan.

Auxiliary Membership Application .pdf


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Delicious treats for you and your family

A wide selection of homemade cookies and breads
A “New to You” boutique of Christmas decorations and ornaments

Wednesday, December 7
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 8
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, December 9
from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

on the second floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital

Cookie Sale .pdf



The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is bringing Pat Farrell and The Cold Spring Harbor Band to Woodloch Pines for a tribute to the Music of Billy Joel. On Sunday, September 11 from 4 pm to 6 pm the Woodloch Pines Night Club will be filled with the sounds of the “Piano Man!”

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Puttin’ on the Glitz


Committee members of the 75th Annual Mistletoe Ball smile for the camera as they say “Good Morning Pennsylvania.” The ladies were promoting the Diamond Jubilee of the ball being held January 16, 2016 at The Waterfront at Ehrhardt’s in Tafton PA.

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Sweet Caroline, it’s Neil Diamond!

No, it is Tom Sadge as Neil Diamond in Concert. The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is proud to present a tribute to Neil Diamond on Sunday, September 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Woodloch Pines Night Club in Hawley.

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Auxiliary Presents Record $125,000 Check to Hospital at Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

The Auxiliary presented a check to the Hospital for a record $125,000 at the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch held at The Waterfront at Ehrhardt’s on Friday, May 1. This amount topped by $35,000 the previous record high of $95,000 set last year.

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Think Pink in January for the WMH Auxiliary Mistletoe Ball

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

(Honesdale, December 8, 2014)…The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is inviting everyone to join in its pink extravaganza on January 17th, 2015 – “wear pink, think pink, strut your pink stuff!”

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73rd Auxiliary Ball is Almost Here

It's almost here, but tickets are still available for Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 73rd annual Gala Ball, to be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley.


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WMH Auxiliary Awards Nursing Scholarships

(Honesdale, June 24, 2013)…This year’s Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Scholarship for Nursing was awarded to Kendra Hubert, a 2009 graduate of Honesdale High School who fell in love with nursing when she began working as a nurse aide at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

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"Crazy for Patsy (Cline)" Concert

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Presents Terri Dixon

(Honesdale, June 5, 2013)…Fans of the late Patsy Cline are in for a treat when the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presents “Crazy for Patsy,” a concert by Terri Dixon of Milford, on Sunday, July 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront, Route 507, Hawley.

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Auxiliary Presents Record Breaking Check to Hospital

Auxiliary Presents Record Breaking Check to Hospital












(Honesdale, April 25, 2013)…The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s (WMHA) annual donation to the hospital topped all records with a whopping $92,000.

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Easter Flowers for Patients at Wayne Memorial

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Distributes Easter Flowers











(Honesdale, March 30, 2013)… “It’s just a really nice thing to get a plant,” said Wayne Memorial Hospital patient Gladys Jennings of Hawley. Jennings was one of close to 200 people who received an Easter pansy recently from the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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Record-Breaking Mistletoe Ball

Dr. David and Mrs. Reynolds at Wayne Memorial Mistletoe Ball













(Honesdale, February 20, 2013)…It was the most successful Mistletoe Ball in the history of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, netting $22,200 for the non-profit hospital and its services, including its maternity unit, New Beginnings.

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Masquerade at Mistletoe Ball to Help Newborns

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's Mistletoe Ball













Honesdale, November 27, 2012)... Come costumed and masked – or simply ready to have fun—at the 72nd annual Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Mistletoe Ball on January 19, 2013 at Ehrhardt’s on the Waterfront in Tafton. The theme this year is Masquerade and proceeds will benefit Wayne Memorial’s very youngest patients, the newborns in its New Beginnings Birthing Suites.

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WMH Auxiliary Luncheon & Fashion Show - Guest Appearance by “That Shower Guy” Michael G. Stanton


















Find your new look from a familiar place—the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Other Shop I or Other Shop II. New and gently-used clothing, from the elegant to the everyday, from both shops will be on display during a luncheon fashion show Sunday, September 16th, at the Forest Lake Club in Hawley.

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WMH Auxiliary Awards Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships Awarded by Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary













(Honesdale, July 30, 2012)… Future nurses! Four local high school graduates received nursing school scholarships administered by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Honesdale National Bank. Trina Reese and Ariel Brooks, both members of the Honesdale High School Class of 2012, were awarded Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer scholarships.

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