Staten Island University Hospital Service Auxiliary Celebrates 150th Anniversary

The Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Service Auxiliary is the oldest continuous auxiliary in the United States, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013. To kick-off this milestone, the Service Auxiliary recently held a fashion show fundraiser.

The event, held at the Vanderbilt at South Beach, featured physicians, staff and volunteers modeling trendsetting casual and special occasion outfits on the runway. The show wrapped up with members of the SIUH family wearing period clothing courtesy of Historic Richmond Town. All proceeds from the show benefited hospital programs and projects. In 2012, the Service Auxiliary helped SIUH  purchase medical and surgical support equipment for both hospital sites. Auxilians also donated $6,000 to further a breastfeeding initiative and $2,000 for a bereavement tree for families who lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or complications during delivery.

Auxiliary President Barbara Strype spoke of how the Auxiliary continues to support the mission of the SIUH a century-and-half later. Founded in 1863, the Service Auxiliary has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years to assist the hospital in attaining its goals and providing the best in healthcare to Staten Islanders.

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