MidState Auxiliary

Membership •  Board Members •  Meetings  •  Gift Shop
Upcoming Fundraisers  •  Past Events

Dedicated to furthering the interests of MidState Medical Center.

The Auxiliary has distinguished itself as an integral part of the hospital. Its fundraising efforts have been responsible for contributions to important undertakings at the hospital. The Auxiliary is rich with a history of providing ideas, financial support, and volunteerism to complement the ever-spiraling growth and technological needs of healthcare.


The Auxiliary has roots dating back to 1885 when there were initial discussions of having a local hospital in Meriden. A group of women formed a committee to raise funds for the future hospital which opened in 1892. They continued to raise funds for the hospital and, in 1951, the Auxiliary was officially formed and continued the tradition of ambassadorship, support and volunteerism.

Today, the Auxiliary serves as a non-profit organization for individuals dedicated to supporting the hospital through various fund-raising activities and has donated thousands of dollars for hospital equipment, patient programs and services. The Auxiliary proudly supports the hospital’s mission to improve the health and healing of all.   

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Join the Auxiliary

Join the Auxiliary and discover the power of community and the importance of a welcoming place in which you may contribute your talents and knowledge to further our fundraising efforts!

Membership is open to everyone. There is no qualification – All are Welcome!

What we offer

The Auxiliary offers much to the members of this organization.

Fellowship: Through social events, the gift shop, and fundraising events, you will enjoy the camaraderie of the Auxiliary members. Working as a group toward a common goal, whether focusing on a fundraiser or deciding on gifts (monetary or equipment), this group works together cooperatively to attain out stated goal.

Networking: Through volunteering and/or attending meetings, you will have an opportunity to meet new people and socialize with friends and hospital staff.

Education: Through diverse presentations at in-house seminars by hospital staff and by being on the Auxiliary, you will be made aware of event and speaker information available to you. This, along with volunteering at the hospital, will acquaint you with the inner workings of the hospital and healthcare at large.


  • The Department of Philanthropy’s Giving Thanks newsletter features the generosity of its donors and how their efforts benefit the hospitals of the Central Region.
  • Volunteer News is a Central Region newsletter which highlights various volunteer assignments and activities as well as acknowledging the commitment of so many dedicated individuals.

Examples of Auxiliary activities include:

  • Sponsoring ongoing patient support programs
  • Fundraising activities
  • Community programs

For information on joining the MidState Medical Center Auxiliary

View our Auxiliary Brochure

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Board Members

The MidState Medical Center Auxiliary Board Members

President – MaryAnne Combelic
Past President – Carol Thorpe
Vice-President – Charlene Krock
Recording Secretary – Elizabeth Tyrell
Treasurer – Sue Bartlett
Assistant Treasurer – Jane Conley


  • Linda Braddock
  • Patricia Colandrea
  • Lorraine Gamble
  • Cheryl Riley
  • Susanne Service

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The MidState Medical Center Auxiliary meets the third week of every month and holds its annual meeting in October.

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Gift Shop

The Auxiliary manages The Gift Gallery at MidState Medical Center and is proud to direct the shop’s proceeds to contribute to the projects that the Auxiliary is supporting at our hospital and community.

The gift shop offers a variety of items for patients and visitors. Flowers, candy, balloons, cards, and gifts are always available. New items are added throughout the different seasons and holidays.

Our staff invites everyone to browse the gallery and enjoy the seasonal sales.


Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm

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Upcoming Fundraisers

38th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament
Monday, August 14, 2023
TPC River Highlands
Cromwell, CT

Spring Basket Sale


The Spring Basket sale is an enjoyable event and successful fundraiser. Various hospital departments donate creative and unique baskets.

Mum Sale

September 2023

A Fall Mum Sale is planned for every September in the hospital galleria. Mums are avaliable for purchase at this time to compliment the fall decorating season. 

Wreath Decorating Contest and Sale

December 2023

In preparation for the Holidays, the Auxiallary hosts an annual wreath decorating contest and sale. Various hospital departments decorate wreaths and compete for prizes for Creativity and Popularity.

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Past Events/Fundraisers

An extra special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

MidState Radiology

MidState Medical Center’s Auxiliary wishes to thank all of the sponsors who supported our 37th Annual Golf Tournament held on August 1, 2022 at TPC River Highlands. 

 An extra special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

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