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Auxiliary and Volunteer Services

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary


The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital is a self-directed body of volunteers responding to the needs of the hospital community through service. Auxiliary members join together to foster a supportive family spirit that supports patient care, community services and employees: and always upholds the hospital and its mission. As a volunteer, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a contribution to the quality of healthcare provided in the community. (download our brochure for details)

A few auxiliary services include:


  • Operating the Gift Shop

  • Donating new equipment for our hospital

  • Giving scholarships for eligible candidates

  • Conducting the Bloodmobile Program

For more information on how to join the auxiliary, call Apryl Bradshaw @ 618-826-4581, Ext. 1299.

Tree of Remembrance 2023

Make a donation to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's Tree of Remembrance Fund.


The Auxiliary is able to assist the hospital in purchasing needed equipment for various departments through the community's generous donations and memorials. Funds collected this year will be used to purchase an Eyecon Automatic Pill Counter for the hospital Pharmacy Department. 

This piece of equipment takes an image of the pills, numbers them and stores it with the prescription so our pharmacy staff can refer back to it. Some of the features included are a drug identification software that matches the bar code on the prescription label to the shape and color of what is being placed on the counter. After identification of the type of medication, the machine will then go on to count and double check the pills prior to dispensing into the prescription bottle.


The Eyecon Automatic Pill Counter focuses on patient safety, enhances customer satisfaction, and helps ease the workload on the Pharmacy Department. The cost of this purchase is $12,074.

This year’s Tree of Remembrance contributions will make up the majority of our fundraising for the year. Giving this year, is more important than ever. During the holiday season we invite you to contribute in honor of a loved one. Your contribution and memorial are recognized weekly on Facebook and will be published in the County Journal at the end of the Tree of Remembrance drive.  

Those wishing to make a donation or memorial contribution in honor of a loved one may do so by mailing it to:

Tree of Remembrance Chairman Apryl Bradshaw

Memorial Hospital

1900 State Street

Chester, Illinois 62233

or donate online at: 

Memorial Hospital Volunteers
Gift Shop
Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program

Our hospital volunteers staff the information desk in the admitting area and also assist patients and visitors to and from the hospital departments and procedures. When necessary, they deliver floral tributes and mail to the patient rooms. For more information on how to become a part of our volunteer program, call Apryl Bradshaw @ 618-826-4581, Ext. 1299.

Learn more about our volunteers and available volunteer opportunities please visit our Memorial Hospital Facebook Group

Gift Shop


The Gift Shop, carries an attractive selection of gift items, jewelry, floral arrangements, notions and cards. The Gift Shop is operated by the Auxiliary members.

Follow the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Shop Facebook Page to stay informed about sales and new merchandise.

Volunteer, your help matters
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