Island Hospital
Island Hospital Auxiliary
Welcome to the Island Hospital Auxiliary

The Island Hospital Auxiliary mission is to work collaboratively with Island Hospital leadership to raise funds to support, promote and participate in special projects and services for the benefit of Island Hospital, its patients and our community's health. The Auxiliary is a volunteer group whose primary focus is fundraising and more importantly “FUN-raising” All are invited to join!

Raising Funds to Support Island Hospital

The Auxiliary was formed in 1958 to assist the hospital with certain equipment needs and funding special programs not always available in the annual hospital budget. In addition, the Auxiliary has undertaken several community projects such as the Vial of Life and funding assistance for Lifeline (medical emergency alert program) clients. Over the years it has purchased equipment for many hospital departments and contributed funding for facility upgrades.

Currently, the Auxiliary focuses on several fundraisers throughout the year. Here are the highlights.

Sports Pillows


Penny Drive


Easter Basket Drive

Sports-Theme Pillows


Penny Drive


 Easter Basket Sale


Miniature Christmas Tree Sale


Heart Pillows



 Mini-Christmas Tree Sale


 Heart Pillows


Meetings and Membership Benefits

The Auxiliary meets the first Monday of the month, September through June (with the exception of January), at 11:30 AM in the Fidalgo Room.

Our monthly luncheon meetings aren’t just for business but also include educational presentations and socializing. Auxiliary membership benefits include:

  • Satisfaction of knowing our work directly benefits programs and patient care departments through the purchase of needed equipment or support
  • Friendship, camaraderie, and a sense of adding value to our hospital and community
  • Opportunity to work with members and make new friends
  • Participation in FUN fundraising events
  • Limited time commitment

Annual dues are $15.00. Please join us at our next meeting! For more information contact (360) 299-2401 or email

Vial of Life

The Vial of Life provides emergency responders nationwide with critical medical information that helps them provide appropriate and timely treatment. The self-contained kit includes vial, instructions, decals, medical information form and a Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) form.

To pick up your free Vial of Life kit, visit one of these convenient Fidalgo Island locations:

  • Island Hospital Foundation
  • Anacortes Fire Department
  • Anacortes Senior Activity Center
  • Island Hospital Health Resource Center
  • Anacortes Windermere Real Estate

For more information about the Vial of Life program, contact Betty-Anne Ely at (360) 840-3038.


  Contact Us

Island Hospital Auxiliary
1211 24th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

(360) 299-4201