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About the St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary

St. Mary Medical Center opened in Hobart, April 1973. The Auxiliary was already in existence for 20 years at that point, having formed in 1953 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Gary.

Today’s Auxiliary donates more than 39,000 hours of service a year to the hospital. The Auxiliary hosts numerous fund raising event each year and operates the hospital Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit St. Mary Medical Center patient care services and the Auxiliary Helping Hands Scholarship Program.

Become a Volunteer

Looking for a worthwhile volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference? The St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary has been making a difference in the lives of individuals and in the health of our community for over 60 years. Please join us and become a part of this wonderful experience.

Our volunteers are involved in:

  • Employee Health
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Friendship Tea
  • Fundraising
  • Gift Shop
  • Human Resources
  • Information Desk
  • Intensive Care Waiting Room
  • Joint Care Academy
  • Laboratory
  • Mailroom
  • Pastoral Care
  • Registration
  • Surgical Waiting Room
  • Visitor & Patient Escorts

Volunteer benefits include:

  • Uniform provided by hospital
  • Skills training
  • Free meal during service hours
  • Appreciation Events
  • Wellness Programs
  • Flu Vaccines (when available)
  • 15% discount on hearing aid purchases made through Audiology Services at Community Hospital
  • Discount at Theatre at the Center, Munster

Orientation Schedule

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we invite you to attend one of our monthly orientation sessions:

Monday, November 13th, 2017
1:30p.m.
Conference room 3

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, Feb 26th, 2018
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, June 18th, 2018
10:00a.m.
Conference Rm 3

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, August 27th, 2018
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, October 29th, 2018
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Volunteer applications are available at the Information Desks located at the West and East entrance of the hospital. Or you may download an application:

When completed, bring to orientation or mail to:

Melina Flores, Volunteer Services
St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S. Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342

If you have any further questions, please contact Melina Flores at (219) 947-6011.

St. Mary Medical Center Gift Shop

Hours:

Monday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00p.m to 3:00 p.m.

The hospital gift shop, located off the West Lobby, offers a unique selection of affordable gifts, including: fresh flowers, clothing, jewelry, perfume, greeting cards, stuffed animals, candles, purses, sewing items, snacks and convenience items. The shop is staffed by volunteers, and hours may vary. If you have any questions about gift shop hours, please call the gift shop at (219) 945-4104, or contact Melina Flores at (219) 947-6011.

Fund Raiser Schedule for 2017

November 8th Electronics Fundraiser
November 21st Rise ‘n Roll
December 1st Highland Jewelers
December 21st Rise ‘n Roll

These events benefit St. Mary Medical Center and its endeavors to enhance the quality of services to our community. Payments accepted include payroll deductions (only eligible employees), cash and credit.

Scholarship Program

St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Helping Hands Scholarship Program is funded through the Auxiliary’s Gift Shop and fund raising events. Donations and memorials to the scholarship program are welcomed. A named scholarship can be awarded if a donation(s) of $500 or more is made in memory of someone.

Send contributions to:

Melina Flores, Volunteer Services
St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S. Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342

In 2017, eighteen students pursuing a degree in healthcare were awarded a scholarship. Scholarship applications typically are available from early February and are due by the end of March. Recipients are notified by May and awarded the scholarship in June.

The 2018 – 2019 Scholarship Application availability is TBA