Grand View Hospital Auxiliary Presents $171,000 Gift For Expansion Project

June 22nd, 2022  Topics: Press Release

Doug Hughes, RN, BSN, MBA, President and CEO, Grand View Health (far left) and Robert Pritchard, JD, CPA, Chair, Grand View Hospital Board of Trustees (far right), accept a $171,000 gift from Barb Matkowski, Grand View Hospital Auxiliary Treasurer, and Penny Markley, Auxiliary Assistant Treasurer.

As the largest expansion in the 109-year history of Grand View Hospital takes shape, the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary presented the Grand View Health Foundation with a $171,000 gift. The funds will support the Auxiliary’s $600,000 pledge toward the new six-story, 190,000-square-foot hospital pavilion that’s scheduled to open next July. Total fundraising by the Auxiliary for the year totals $185,000 which includes $14,000 for Breast Cancer Services, raised at this year’s Designer Bag Bingo event.

The Auxiliary hosts a variety of fundraising activities each year, including longstanding and beloved traditions such as the 49th Annual Golf Tournament, which is set for Aug. 15 this year, and the Annual Festival of Lights holiday celebration, which will mark its 39th year on Dec. 7, 2022.

New to the roster of events this year is a family event, a Duck Derby on Sept. 18, to be held in conjunction with the Gallery of the Arts in Sellersville.

The Auxiliary also operates the Recovery Room Thrift Shop and Corner Cupboard Gift Shop on the hospital campus.

Other items of note from the Auxiliary Annual Meeting:

  • Debbie Horne of Perkasie was named Auxilian of the Year. Horne joined the Auxiliary in 2021 and currently serves as the Recording Secretary.
  • Two new Board officers, Treasurer Barbara Matkowski and Corresponding Secretary Irene Roberts, were installed.

The Auxiliary supports Grand View’s efforts throughout the community by raising funds to ensure the hospital is able to continue its mission of leading our community to a healthier future. For more information on the Auxiliary and how to participate, call 215-453-4381 or visit gvh.org/auxiliary.

About This Is Us Together

At Grand View Health, we believe every one of us has a role to play in making our community healthy and strong. That’s why we’ve embarked on a capital campaign called This Is Us Together to support the construction of a 190,000 square foot addition to the hospital opening in summer 2023, that will ensure exceptional healthcare in a familiar place, right here, close to home. For more information on the campaign and expansion plans, visit gvh.org/together.

About Grand View Health Foundation

The Grand View Health Foundation raises funds to improve the health and wellness of residents in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Their mission is to assure the delivery of quality care, exceptional patient experiences and innovative medical treatments close to where residents live, work and raise their families.

David Alderfer
Director of Development
215-513-3938