In 1920, moved by the tales of the medical care received by a young soldier returning to his home on the Vineyard from the war in France, Prudence Reed Look asked, “Why doesn’t the Island have a hospital?” Wasting no time, on April 2, 1921, she and nine fellow Islanders voted to incorporate Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Mrs. Look went on to found the Martha’s Vineyard Auxiliary.
Ever since the Hospital opened its doors in 1922, the Auxiliary has been a membership organization made up of volunteers who donate their time, talents and energy to support and promote the interests and goals of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital through fund-raising activities. The Auxiliary regularly consults with Hospital management to assess the equipment needs of Hospital departments and then designs programs to raise funds for needed purchases and programs that benefit the Hospital and the community at large.
If you would like to join us, or for more information about the Auxiliary, call our office at 508-957-0195.