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The Women's Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital LogoOne of the most active opportunities for volunteering at Chester County Hospital is through one of its many Women's Auxiliaries. The women who generously give in this capacity represent the gentle arms of a community dedicated to their community health care provider. Lasting friendships have been made among the members who represent our Auxiliaries. Energetic and organized, their work at the hospital is evident and greatly appreciated.



Support the Heart to Heart Pledge on #GIVING TUESDAY

On Tuesday, November 27, 1894, The Women’s Auxiliary hosted the first ever "Donation Day" at Chester County Hospital, which became an annual tradition. 

After Thanksgiving, we hope you will take a moment on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, to help us honor the Auxiliary’s first "Giving Tuesday" in 1894 and our deep culture of philanthropy. Your contributions to the Heart-to-Heart Pledge will support the Heart and Vascular Program at Chester County Hospital and our commitment to excellence in providing advanced cardiovascular care to our community.

Celebrating 125 Years of Service to The Community

2018 marked the 125th anniversary of The Women's Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital. Established in 1893, just one year after the hospital's founding, the Auxiliary was organized for the purpose of extending the interests of the hospital to all parts of Chester County, PA. Chester County Hospital’s early survival and growth depended on their volunteer group to collect supply donations and raise funds for building, furnishing and maintaining the hospital. Today, with a membership of over 300, it continues to raise awareness and funds for Chester County Hospital and patients in our community.

The Women's Auxiliary organizes various annual and new events throughout the year, all in the effort to support Chester County Hospital. It also renders personal services in the hospital through hospital and Auxiliary coordinated programs. Each year, The Women's Auxiliary raises about $650,000 through various special events and projects.

If you would like to designate your gift towards "The Women’s Auxiliary's Heart-to-Heart Pledge" for the advancement of the Heart and Vascular Program at Chester County Hospital, please make your gift using the online giving form located below. Thank you!



The Women's Auxiliary Pledge to Chester County Hospital Online Giving Form:


More About The Womens's Auxiliaries at Chester County Hospital

Auxiliary Pledge: The Birth of an Era

Women and Children's Health

As said by one of our dear members, Jackie McCalla, the Women's Auxiliary's most recent pledge is truly the birth of an era for healthcare in Chester County. To celebrate 125 years of delivering excellent care in Women's and Children's Health, the Women's Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital has pledged $1.25 million over the next two years to NICU expansions and renovations.

Chester County Hospital - a part of Penn Medicine - provides care for more than 300 premature infants and full-term babies with health challenges each year, with a 36% increase over the past three years. Recent demand for newborn intensive care requires our neonatology team to care for a monthly average of 10 to 16 babies at a time, in a space designed for 12. Research shows that newborn outcomes improve within a specific environment, and updated space planning with a mix of private rooms and common shared space will support care that is family-centered, helping fragile newborns to thrive. Additional improvements include a transition room, a larger nutrition room, and closer nurse monitoring stations with a more direct view.

The Women's Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital is proud to pledge their support of a brighter future for our tiniest patients!

Membership Information

Women's Auxiliary Events and Activities

Chester County Day
Always the first Saturday in October, this historic home tour raises more than $100,000 each year for the hospital. A tradition since 1936, it attracts approximately 3,500 participants from across the United States and Canada. More >>

Women's Auxiliary Gift Shop (WAGS)
The Gift Shop features a wonderful assortment of unique jewelry, affordable and distinctive gift items, greeting cards and fresh flowers. As a destination point for all gift giving, WAGS features merchandise for birthdays, new baby, holidays and much more. The shop hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Located on the first floor of the hospital, the Gift Shop is open daily. More >>

The Encore Shop
Located in Kennett Square at the intersection of Routes 1 and 52, this upscale consignment shop specializes in women's and men's clothing, jewelry, as well as small antiques and glassware. More >>

FORE Health Invitational
Held annually in June at one of the county's premier golf courses, the outing benefits Chester County Hospital's Women's and Children's Health Services. More >>

Wine Festival
Featuring the finest wines, fare, shopping, entertainment and more, this annual event at the renowned Dilworthtown Inn event benefits The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Health. More >>

Beef ~ Beer ~ Boogie
In mid-March, the Greystone Branch of the Women's Auxiliary throws its annual celebration of St. Patrick's Day at the West Chester Golf and Country Club. The event features Irish and local beers, a feast complete with Corned Beef and all the trimmings, live music, a silent auction and authentic Irish spirit. More >>

Holiday Market
This yearly project is for everyone's holiday shopping pleasure in mid-December. The sale features hand-made gift items like jewelry, scarves and ornaments, and home-baked goodies. It is a perfect opportunity to finish holiday shopping while supporting the hospital. More >>

Polo Cup
Begun in 2007, the Polo Cup is an annual event that brings together the exciting sport of polo with a fun and festive tailgating atmosphere. This event draws up to 1,000 people in attendance and is always held the second Sunday in June. More >>

Service Projects
The women of the Auxiliary lend their support and compassion to make the environment of the hospital more delightful for patients and employees. They sew pillows for heart surgery patients, knit caps for newborns, and make hats for cancer patients. In addition, they create meal tray favors for special occasions and holidays. Just as all hospital volunteers do, the Women's Auxiliary serves to build a comforting hospital experience.

Women's Auxiliary Projects

2017 Auxiliary Events Schedule


1 - Women's Auxiliary Board Meeting -- Board Room -- 9:30 AM

1 - Women's Auxiliary Board Meeting -- Board Room -- 9:30 AM
18 - Beef Beer Boogie - All Auxiliary event -- West Chester Golf & Country Club - 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

5 - Women's Auxiliary Board Meeting -- Board Room -- 9:30 AM
2 - West Chester Evening's Fashion Show and Luncheon at Concord Country Club
8 - Hospital Gala at Longwood Gardens
22 - Marshallton Auxiliary Pocketbook Bingo at Goshen Fire Company 1pm-4pm

3 - Auxiliary Annual Meeting -- Hershey's Mill Country Club
22 - FORE Health Invitational Golf Tournament at White Manor Country Club

7 - Women's Auxiliary Board Meeting -- Board Room -- 9:30 AM
11 - Turks Head Auxiliary -- Polo Cup -- 1:30 PM -- Brandywine Polo Club

6 - Auxiliary Board Meeting -- Board Room -- 9:30 PM

7 - The 77th Annual Chester County Day
4 - Auxiliary Board Meeting: Cornwell Board Room @ 9:30 AM
15 - Brandywine and Greystone Auxiliaries' Wine Festival

1 - Auxiliary Board Meeting: Cornwell Board Room @ 9:30 AM

TBD - Women's Auxiliary Annual Holiday Market

To add an event to this calendar, email Auxiliary President Karen Weber at

Women's Auxiliary Funded Projects

  • 2015-2016 
    Pathway to Your Heart (Interventional Cardiology Lab)
  • 2014-2015 
    3D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis equipment for Radiology Dept)
  • 2013-2014 
    Great Expectations (Mother and Baby Pavilion)
  • 2012-2013 
    Emergency Department Renovation
  • 2011-2012 
    Advanced Equipment (Operating Room)
  • 2010-2011 
    Philips Monitoring System (Emergency Dept)
  • 2009-2010 
    Eclipse Treatment Planning System (The Cancer Program)
    Axiom Luminis TF (Fluoroscopy equipment for Radiology Dept)
  • 2008-2009 
    2nd $1 Million Pledge to The Hospital's Capital Campaign
  • 2006-2007 
    1st $1 Million Pledge to The Hospital's Capital Campaign
  • 2005-2006 
    2 Total Care Beds (Nursing Dept)
    ED X-Ray Room (Emergency Dept)
    Mammogram Multi-Viewer (Radiology Dept)
    Lymphedema Treatment Table (Kennett Physical Therapy Dept)
    3 Cardio Pulmonary Monitors (NICU)
    Maternity Books and Videos (OB/Gyn Dept)
  • 2004-2005 
    Ultrasound Equipment (Radiology Dept)
    C-Arm for Operating Room (Cardiovascular Surgery)
  • 2003-2004 
    Renovation of the Family Lounge
    Prenatal Books
    Renovation of West Wings I and II (including cubical and window treatments)
  • 2002-2003 
    MRI Lease for one year
  • 1999-2002 
    3 year $1 Million Pledge for Reconstruction and Expansion of the
    Maternity and Obstetrics Floor
  • 1998-1999 
    Dexa Scan Machine
    Educational Video "First Days at Home" (Obstetrics Dept)
    Funded Community Health Education Programs and Outreach
  • 1997-1998 
    Advanced Breast Biopsy Instrumentation
    "ABBI Suite" (Breast Surgery)
  • 1996-1997 
    Construction of the NICU Unit
  • 1995-1996 
    Purchase of the Linear Accelerator (Radiation Oncology)

Membership Information

The Women's Auxiliary consists of 11 branches involving members of all ages. We encourage new members to select a branch that best meets her needs. Any volunteer can join any branch. Each division is unique in its location, size, demographics, special events and dues structure. They each meet at various dates, frequency and support different events or projects at the hospital.

 Auxiliary Branch  Meeting Date
 4th Monday (pm)
 East Marlborough
 4th Thursday
 1st Thursday
 Hershey's Mill
 2nd Monday
 Kennett Square
 3rd Thursday
 2nd Thursday
 Turk's Head
 4th Wednesday (pm)
 West Chester - Day
 3rd Thursday
 West Chester - Evening
 2nd Thursday (pm)
 3rd Tuesday
 3rd Wednesday

2nd Monday


Phone: 610.431.5330
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