Volunteers are a vital part of the hospital’s community of caregivers. The Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary donates countless hours of service and thousands of dollars to the community each year. Our volunteers are often identified as the face of the hospital, as they are frequently the first person our visitors meet. They also call patients to remind them of appointments, prepare paperwork packets and perform free blood pressure checks each Thursday.
Volunteers operate the hospital’s gift shop and stock it with unique treasures from local artisans. Gift shop proceeds are used to help purchase hospital equipment – improving the lives of our patients.
The auxiliary also sponsors the Women’s Heart to Heart Luncheon. Now in its fifth year, the event is held each February and draws nearly 200 women from the community for an educational forum that includes a delicious heart-healthy lunch, and guest speakers who address health issues of particular concern to women.
The Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on the auxiliary and how you can become involved, call 360.642.3181.