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South County Hospital Auxiliary

Making a difference

The Auxiliary, a branch of Volunteer Services, works hard to promote South County Hospital through community fundraising events, including its annual Fashion Show held at the Dunes Club in Narragansett.  Since 1976, The Auxiliary has raised more than $1.5 million for Hospital services and equipment through fundraising events, staffing the Hospital's coffee shop and gift shop, and other special projects.  Some of the improvements made possible with the help of the Auxiliary include:

  • Updated laboratory equipment
  • Construction of the Emergency Department's nurses' station
  • A new wheelchair-accessible WAVE van
  • A monitoring system for the Emergency Department
  • Two televisions with DVDs for Ambulatory Care
  • New furniture for the Center for Women and Newborn Care Unit's waiting area
  • Cancer Resource rooms for patients
  • Upgrades to South County Hospital's Intensive Care Unit
  • Upgrades to Electronic Medical Records

2017 Fashion Show Photos


Joining the Auxiliary

The Auxiliary welcomes new members interested in contributing to the Hospital’s mission.  Please call Nadine McCauley at 401 788-1982 or email her at if you’d like to donate your time to any of the meaningful projects and activities below:

  • Quilters (or blanket makers)—sew lap quilts, make fleece blankets or full-size twin blankets that are given to Hospital visitors or patients in the emergency room, on the Women & Newborn Care Unit, or hospice patients.  No prior experience is necessary.
  • Special Project Team—participate in various Hospital projects as needed
  • Fashion Show Committee—work with Committee members to organize the Fashion Show: develop program of events, solicit donations and raffle items, recruit vendors, etc.
  • Newsletter Contributor—write and edit stories for our quarterly volunteer newsletter
  • Scholarship Committee—review scholarship applications and award the Auxiliary Scholarship to a South County resident currently studying healthcare. 

What is the difference between a Service Volunteer and an Auxiliary Volunteer?

The Hospital’s Volunteer Services department comprises Service Volunteers and Auxiliary Volunteers.  Currently, more than 300 Service Volunteers support the Hospital by donating their time at the Patient Information Desk, in the Emergency Department, in the Same Day Surgery waiting area, and in many other locations throughout the Hospital.  Just as important, Auxiliary Volunteers are responsible for making South County Hospital even stronger through their fundraising efforts.  They aim to be a voice for the community and work with South County Health to offer the highest quality healthcare to those it serves.

For information about joining the Auxiliary committee, please email Nadine McCauley at

2017 Auxiliary Fashion Show

The 2017 Auxiliary Fashion Show was held at The Dunes Club on Wednesday, June 21. More than $16,000 was raised to benefit the South County Health Cancer Center. Guests enjoyed lunch, boutique vendor shopping, and a fashion show by South County Hospital Auxiliary members, staff, and community members who modeled clothes from Seaside Style.