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Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary 

Yes, I want to join the Auxiliary today!

We need caring people to help us with our commitment to build a successful auxiliary. You help Grinnell Regional Medical Center provide the best in healthcare services to our area by supporting our auxiliary.

Auxiliary volunteers strive to comfort GRMC patients as well as to support the staff and care for our friends and families. We do this by sharing our financial resources, volunteering our time and talents, and providing education about health issues.

We invite you to be a part of the GRMC auxiliary. Your participation will be greatly appreciated and will allow the auxiliary to carry on its rich tradition of service and financial commitment to our medical center. Click here to volunteer. 

Our Mission & Goals
The mission of this charitable volunteer organization is to promote and assist GRMC in providing healthcare services to the area, in accordance with the objectives set forth by the governing body of the medical center.

Our Funding Sources

  • Auxiliary Challenge Fees
  • Book Fair
  • Breakfast Service
  • Bridge Marathon
  • Glass Gift Box
  • Golf Ball Drop
  • GRMC Clothing Sale
  • Jewelry Sale
  • Tag Day
  • Holiday Fundraisers

About the Auxiliary
GRMC’s auxiliary has the distinction of being one of the oldest continuing hospital volunteer organizations in Iowa. The current auxiliary is historically linked to the very earliest of healthcare services in Grinnell.

It was on February 12, 1968, that the auxiliaries of Community Hospital and St. Francis merged to form the Grinnell General Hospital Auxiliary. Community Hospital Auxiliary dated back to 1924 and St. Francis Auxiliary was founded in 1933.

Today, GRMC places great value on its auxiliary, not only in terms of services and financial support, but as goodwill ambassadors in the community.

Supporting the Organization
To help the auxiliary meet its financial challenge, individuals may make a donation at one of the donation levels listed below:

  • Bronze ($5)
  • Silver ($15)
  • Gold ($25)
  • Platinum ($50)
  • Lifetime ($150)
  • Other Challenge Donation
GRMC Auxiliary Scholarships

$2,000 in scholarship funds are available to persons pursuing an education in the field of healthcare and who live in the GRMC service area. The application process for 2018-2019 year is now open.

For more information, please call Cara Kenkel, GRMC volunteer coordinator, at 641-236-2043 or by email at

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