We are passionate about bringing excellent patient care and broad access to medical care in our community.
The Overlook Auxiliary was founded in 1916 by sixteen community-minded ladies who saw such a need for a local hospital that they were willing to commit personal funds and time to make it happen. That local hospital has grown to become one of the 100 best hospitals in the country. Over the years, the Overlook Auxiliary has helped to fund many major efforts at Overlook Medical Center, our local nonprofit hospital, including recent renovations to the Oncology Department Waiting Areas and the Emergency Department. We also fund nursing scholarships and are working to renovate the Parents’ Lounge at the Pediatric Eating Disorders Center, the only one of its kind on the Eastern seaboard. Last year, we launched our Phantom Ball, a successful “no party” fundraiser, so that the Overlook Medical Center community’s youngest patients would have the best possible patient experience. This year’s Phantom Ball is raising funds for the early treatment and diagnosis of breast cancer.
We are creative and committed volunteers focused on ensuring excellent patient care.
Personal service was the focus when the Overlook Auxiliary was founded in 1916, when the founding members cleaned and changed hospital linens and took on other needed operational tasks. Personal service continues to be an important component of today’s Overlook Auxiliary with our members hosting bimonthly Oncology Teas, and acting as Patient Care volunteers. Our members bring the holidays to the Medical Center hallways, honoring Christian and Jewish traditions. Our members also run the Auxiliary Gift Shop & Bloom, the Holiday Boutique as well as multiple vendor events at Overlook throughout the year. We host the popular Holiday Reception for staff and volunteers, and help to relieve stress for patients and staff alike by curating many beautiful “Art at Overlook” exhibits. This priceless personal service sets the Overlook Auxiliary apart and brings an extra dimension to the Overlook Medical Center community at large.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization raising funds for the greater Overlook Medical Center community.
We are proud of our history and of our legacy of creating community while giving back.
We are the Overlook Auxiliary.