Today's Auxiliary is a vibrant, involved organization, carrying on in the tradition of the founding members by maintaining an active interest in the well being of all patients of Bellevue Hospital Center. Initially the patients suffered from tuberculosis, now, as the health needs have changed, the Auxiliary has evolved to meet more current challenges. .
Over the past 100 years the Auxiliary has provided in excess of $45 million dollars in support and has piloted numerous new programs. As it was at the time of its founding, all members of the Auxiliary are volunteers; each assigned to interface with a discreet area within the Hospital, keeping a finger on its pulse.
From these humble beginnings, the growth of the Auxiliary has paralleled the growth of the Hospital that it serves. The Auxiliary has weathered two world wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, two Gulf Wars and the aftereffects of September 11, 2001. However, even with the transformations of the past one hundred years, the idea of service continues as its unwavering goal. With this record behind us, we look forward to meeting the challenges of the next 100 years, which include the needs of a dynamic and more complex Hospital while, "Keeping the Humanity in Healthcare."