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What Is the AUX?

The Auxiliary of Bethesda Hospital is a volunteer organization dedicated to support Bethesda Hospital, it's patients, team members and community. 

What Does the AUX Do?

Financially Supports Hospital Initiatives

Grant Funding for Bethesda Hospitals

College Scholarships

Team Member, Visitor, and Volunteer Support

Patient Engagement

Why Should I Join?

We Award Grants to Programs and Projects

In 2023, the Auxiliary of Bethesda Hospital awarded $150,000 to support transformational programs and projects at Bethesda Hospitals! Click here to view our FY24 grant recipients.


Volunteer of the Year Award

Auxiliary Names Donald Richardson Bethesda Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

The Bethesda Auxiliary has named Donald R. Richardson as the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Donald has volunteered at Bethesda North since 2019, has logged 1500 volunteer hours, and currently serves as Front Lobby Greeter, Train Team Members and sometimes Santa Claus.


Hospital team members are invited to submit nominations for Volunteer of the Year, and Donald received 6 nominations. He was recognized for being dependable, compassionate, polite and respectful. One nominator stated that he "Treats everyone like family" and patients often ask for him by name. In the words of his nominators, Donald is truly an asset to Bethesda and a blessing to TriHealth. Upon being told he was the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Donald replied, "I just love helping people."


Along with a lovely jade glass award, Donald received a gift card to his favorite restaurant, and his name placed on the Volunteer Award plaque that is visible out the Creekside Cafe. This plaque lists every Volunteer of the Year since the award's inception in 1995.

We Award College Scholarships

Since 1998, the Auxiliary has awarded over $70,000 in college scholarships. Volunteers for Bethesda Hospital and family of Auxiliary members can apply. Applications are open in February. Click here to view the 2023 Scholarship Recipients.

Auxiliary of Bethesda Hospital Board of Directors 2023 - 2024

President - Marie Drew
President-Elect - Robin Flinchum
Finance Director - Amy Tenbusch
Membership - Jennifer Foulk and Madeleine Secrist
Program - Pamela Baird
Community Engagement - Kim Robertson and Stacey Reese
Patient Engagement - Fiona Robertson and Brittany Turner
Team Member Engagement - Amal Musa
Recording Secretary - Jana Widmeyer
President Emeritus - Kim Robertson

Stay up to date on Auxiliary News on Facebook and view our most recent Auxiliary Newsletter here!


For questions or more information contact: Jana Widmeyer at or 513-865-1618