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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.

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Remembrance

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 were used to purchase a Centrella Smart+ Bed. To really care for people, you must understand the patients you care for today—and tomorrow.


This bed helps meet the changing need of healthcare facilities and delivers elevated care through optimized patient safety, enhanced patient satisfaction and advanced caregiver-focused technology. The new bed will feature an in-bed scale for patients with a weight range of 70 - 500 lbs., motion activated nightlight, patient storage in the siderail, USB charger, obstacle detection system and LCD touchscreen. Cost for this bed is $13,587.63.

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

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-2:00pm

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