Memorial Community Hospital and Health System Auxiliary Volunteers are members of a special group of individuals who provide supplemental services for the hospital. Volunteers span a large cross-section of our community and their assistance is greatly appreciated.
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The MCH Auxiliary has more than 200 active volunteers.  Their history of involvement and support of the hospital goes back to the 1950s, when the community was raising funds to build the hospital. The purpose of the MCH Auxiliary is to promote and to advance the welfare of Memorial Community Hospital & Health System. This is accomplished in a variety of ways.  The rewards of volunteering include:

    • Meeting everyday people who share a common commitment to giving back and to making a difference in our world
    • Accepting new challenges
    • Being a part of a caring, professional team of health care providers
    • The wonderful feeling you get from helping others.

cathy comstock giftshopMemorial Community Hospital added a beautiful new contemporary gift shop to their main campus with the opening of the hospital's new addition on Nov. 17th, 2008. The gift shop is continually stocked with a variety of new and seasonal items. New volunteers are always welcomed.  Current hours for the gift shop are:

    • Monday - Friday - 8:30-4:00 pm


Located at 238 S. 13th Street in Blair, the Auxiliary Closet is a thrift store staffed by employees and volunteers. Donated items from the community are used to stock the Auxiliary Closet. All proceeds from the Thrift Store are reinvested in MCH&HS.  Your money stays in town to help those in your community!  Hours of operation are:

    • Monday - Saturday - 9:00-5:00 pm 

Employees and volunteers staffing the Warehouse sort, pack and store donated goods for the Auxiliary Closet and the Annual Auxiliary Rummage Sale.

Rummage Sale 2013:

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img 1690-editThe 56th Annual MCH Auxiliary Rummage Sale was held Sept. 19-22nd, 2013 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington, NE. The sale was again successful, bringing in $65,000 in revenue! The proceeds from this year's sale went toward the purchase of a new operating room table and a fit-test mask for Occupational Health. 

Thousands of shoppers attended the sale, and promised to be back next year.  Clothing, books, dishes, furniture, linens, notions, shoes and toys were sold.  All leftover items that can be recycled or repurposed are.  Very little from our sale gets thrown away. 

Volunteers are always needed and welcome!  Volunteer groups are welcome.  Trucks and trailers are also needed yearly to help move donations from Blair to Arlington the week of the sale.  Please contact Kim Dutton at 402-426-2030 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you're interested in volunteering.  

Dates for the 57th Annual Sale (2014) are September 18-20, 2014.


dsc 0783 editService League volunteers assist Memorial Community Hospital staff by greeting patrons as they come to Memorial Community Hospital.  Additional duties of Service League volunteers include delivering materials, running errands, helping departments with various duties, and helping guests find their way.




Volunteer Chaplains of all denominations provide spiritual support for patients, family members and employees at Memorial Community Hospital. Chaplains make rounds in the hospital, and offer prayer and support to those in need.

Volunteers are a very important component of our hospice program at MCH&HS Home Health and Hospice. They provide extra physical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families during a very difficult time. Though compassion and skillful caring, they help make life more meaningful.

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    1. Mindy Rump- President
    2. Melissa Suverkrubbe-Secretary
    3. Judy Sorensen-Treasurer
    4. Karen Baker-President Elect
    5. Deb Carberry
    6. Jenny Daggett
    7. Amy Fernau 
    8. Jean Hundtoft
    9. Dani Ladwig
    10. Susan Olson
    11. Tammy Petersen
    12. Kay Peterson 



MCH&HS Volunteer Services
810 N. 22nd Street
P.O. Box 250
Blair, NE 68008
Phone: 402-426-1494
Fax: 402-426-1439
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