Grand View Auxiliary Presents $140,000 Gift to Support The Pavilion at Grand View Health

June 12th, 2023  Topics: Press Room

(l-r) Doug Hughes, MBA, BSN, RN, President and CEO, Penny Markley, Barb Matkowski, Pat Schuck, Robert Loughery, Chair, Board of Trustees

The Grand View Auxiliary presented a gift of $140,000 to Grand View Hospital, bringing the annual total for the Auxiliary’s fundraising to $160,500. The check was presented at the Auxiliary’s year-end meeting to President and CEO Douglas Hughes and Rob Loughery, Chair, Grand View Health Board of Trustees.

The $140,000 gift brings the group one step closer to meeting their $600,000 pledge in support of the new six-story, 190,000-square-foot Pavilion at Grand View Health. The Emergency and Trauma departments inside the Pavilion opened in April, with new operating rooms and patient rooms set to open this month.

Earlier this month, Grand View Health’s Breast Cancer Support Services received a $20,500 gift from the Auxiliary, proceeds from the group’s annual Designer Bag Bingo event.

“These funds make an important difference in the lives of our patients and empower area women as they navigate their breast cancer journeys,” said Monique Gary, DO, Medical Director of the Grand View Health Cancer Program.

“Designer Bag Bingo is a signature event for the Auxiliary, and the support from our breast cancer care team, cancer survivors, community partners and Grand View Health employees grows each year,” Barb Matkowski, co-chair of the event said.

Additional items of note from the Auxiliary’s year-end meeting:

  • Outgoing Auxiliary President Pat Schuck received the Auxilian of the Year award. “Pat has left a legacy of giving that will impact Grand View Health’s patients for years to come,” said Mark Horne, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Grand View Health.
  • Dotty Gehres received a Friend of the Auxiliary award in recognition of her years of service.
  • Four new Board officers were installed:
    • Beth Schild, President
    • Debbie Horne, Vice President
    • Darlene Leidy, Recording Secretary
    • Karen Brown, Assistant Treasurer

The Auxiliary supports Grand View Health’s efforts throughout the community by raising funds to ensure the hospital continues its mission of leading our community to a healthier future. Upcoming events include the 50th Annual Golf Tournament, set for Aug. 7, 2023, and the Festival of Lights Holiday Celebration.

For more information on how you can become involved in the Auxiliary or participate in an upcoming event, call 215-453-4381 or visit

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 our 190,000-square-foot Pavilion at Grand View Health that will ensure exceptional healthcare in a familiar place, right here, close to home. For more information on the campaign and the Pavilion, visit

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. Its 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.