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UTMB Hospitals' Auxiliary
The UTMB Hospitals’ Auxiliary was founded in 1960. Original services of the auxiliary were ward hostess, escort service, Randall Pavilion Hospitality Shop, Southwest blood service, Identi Foto, sewing group, Christmas Bazaar, and hospitality carts. According to the Galveston newspaper in 1960, the purpose of the Hospitals Auxiliary was essential to aid professional workers from non-medical time-consuming and routing tasks, and to provide extra services to the patient. Within its first year, the auxiliary’s membership was over 100 volunteers. Every year, the auxiliary awards grants to various patient units and programs. Today, the Hospitals Auxiliary includes "Caring Clowns" who are charged with lifting spirits and providing a temporary distraction to patients, allowing them to focus, briefly, on something other than their health challenges.
This collection consists of one bound scrapbook dating from 1960-1986. The scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations, newsletters, and other items relating to UTMB Hospital’s Auxiliary.
The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections of the Moody Medical Library, located on the 3rd floor.
[Identification of Item], in the UTMB Hospitals' Auxiliary, BV 19, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.
These records were organized and processed by staff of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. Finding aid prepared by Robert Marlin and Kelly Caldwell; encoded by Lisa A. Reyna in EAD, version 2002 in June of 2014.