The Auxiliary Projects and Events

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) supports the Hospitals and community of NorthShore not only through their fundraising events, but also through various service projects. Your philanthropic donation of time and talent helps the Auxiliary serve the community with an annual nursing scholarship,  flowers for NorthShore University HealthSystem patients, coloring books for Emergency Department waiting rooms, a diaper drive for families in need and much more. For more information or to volunteer for any of these projects, please contact the Auxiliary at 224.364.7270. 

Auxiliary Annual Fall Meeting

The Auxiliary hosted their Annual Fall Meeting on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Skokie Country Club. The program included the presentation of the 2014 Gala proceeds to Ernest Wang, MD and Michael Ujiki, MD and an update from J.P. Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem. Over 50 Auxiliary members were in attendance. 

We invite everyone to join us for our Annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. For more information, please contact the Auxiliary.

Hospital Outreach

Auxiliary members (from left) Susan Jones and Buggie O’Grady


The Hospital Outreach Committee touches the hearts of patients at NorthShore Evanston, Glenbrook and Skokie Hospitals by delivering flowers to patient rooms twice a year. Many volunteers find helping with this committee to be very rewarding, and their hard work putting together and distributing flowers is much appreciated by the patients they visit.

This committee also sponsors appreciation events every year for departments at Evanston, Glenbrook and Skokie Hospitals. Since NorthShore University HealthSystem employees are a significant part of the community we serve, showing our appreciation for Hospital Departments is truly important.



Nursing Scholarships

Auxiliary President Amita Khandekar, left, and Member Nancy Semerdjian, right, award Elise Dieterich with The Auxiliary's 2014 Nursing Scholarship award


Every year, The Auxiliary offers a $5,000 college scholarship to a high school senior in our core service area who plans to pursue an education in the field of nursing. This year, The Auxiliary is offering three $5,000 scholarships to three well deserving high school seniors. The current nursing shortage crisis has been strongly documented, both nationally and regionally. Since NorthShore is committed to the future of healthcare, Auxiliary members felt that this scholarship would be a well-directed effort.

All students with a desire to further their education in nursing at a college level are encouraged to apply each spring. Congratulations to the 2014 Nursing Scholarship Winner Elise Dieterich , who attended John Hersey High School and will be studying nursing at Illinois State University. For more information about the scholarship, contact The Auxiliary at 224.364.7270. Applications are currently open and can be found here.




Diapers in December


Each December, The Auxiliary hosts a diaper drive to benefit NorthShore Perinatal Family Support Center. In 2015, The Auxiliary collected over 8,500 diapers, which were distributed to local families in need through the Center.

The Perinatal Family Support Center provides a wide array of services to women and their families who experience challenges related to pregnancy, birth, prematurity and perinatal loss. The Center also provides resources for over 1,800 underserved families annually and all services are provided free of charge.


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