The Hospital Auxiliary

Come join us as we raise equipment funds for the local hospital. We have a monthly luncheon and business meeting at Chic N Chop from September through May. Over the years, we purchased many important pieces of equipment that help the members of our community when they experience sudden health needs. We welcome new members!

2021 Officers
President:  Sandra Wright
Vice President: Shirley Mayo
Treasurer: Jan Weaver

Meetings:  Second Tuesday of each month, September through May
11:30 AM at Chic-n-Chop Restaurant

New members welcome – dues are $10 per year for Active and Associate members.  Active members attend the business meetings and help plan and execute the events.  Associate members help where and when they can.

Press Release

Contact the Community Relations Coordinator at marketing@bcch.org for more information.

Auxiliary Annual Pie Sale

When: Friday, March 12, 2021 9 am to Noon
Where: VFW Hall, Bonners Ferry

The Annual Pie and Dessert Sale is a late winter tradition that has been going on in Bonners Ferry for decades.

This year, the famous Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary Pie and Dessert Sale will be on Friday, March 12 at the VFW Hall on Lincoln Street in Bonners Ferry.

Pies, cakes, and other desserts will be available for sale in whole or in individual portions.  It’s a good idea to come early, as you all know, the proverbial early bird gets the—well, in this case, gets to choose from the widest selection of choice desserts.  The Pie Sale begins at 9 a.m. until Noon.

Are you a baker? Would you like to contribute some baked goods for the sale?  Bring your donations to the VFW Hall between 8 am and 9 am.  A check in table will be set up for the donations.  In addition to the traditional pie selection, cheesecake, layer cake and other baked goods are also welcome.

Funds raised will be used to purchase patient-focused items for Boundary Community Hospital. In 2020, the Auxiliary purchased special waiting room chairs for the Outpatient Lobby, equipment for Rehabilitation Services, wheelchair cushions for ECF, and an anti-fatigue mat and heat sealer for Central Sterile Supply.

Come and participate by bringing desserts, and/or partaking of these special sweet treats. Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary has been supporting the Hospital through fund-raising and volunteering since 1955. Call BCH Community Relations at 208-267-6912 for more information.

BCH Auxiliary Purchases


Items listed below were paid for in-part or entirely by contributions from Boundary Community Hospital’s Auxiliary. These are just a few of the contributions that the Auxiliary has participated in. Italics highlights items purchased since 2016.

Administration – Laminator
Acute Care Facility – Alternating Pressure Mattress (shared with ECF); Over-Bed Tables (2); PCA Pump; Pulse Oximeter (2); Robo Nurse; Telemetry; Television with VCR; Trapeze; Lobby Furniture; Smart Televisions (5)
Cardiopulmonary – CO2 Monitor (X2)
Central Sterile Supply – Anti-Fatigue Mat; Heat Sealer
Community Relations – Car Seats for children and infants;  Health Fair Sacks
Diagnostic Imaging – 3D Mammography Equipment; Bone Density Scanner; CT Scanner; Software for Mammography
Education Department – DVD Player
Emergency Department – Ophthalmoscope; Coloring Books for Children; Crash Cart; Slit Lamp; Tympanic Thermometer; Mattresses for ER; Pulse Oximeter
Environmental Services/Housekeeping – Laundry Carts/Trucks; Commercial Vacuum; Sewing Machine
Extended Care Facility – Wheelchair Cushions (11); Bariatric GeriChair; Portable Radios (16); Geri-Chair; Material for Clothing Protectors; 12 Televisions; Bedspreads; Aspirators; Robo-Nurse; Standing Lift Equipment; Heavy-duty Wheelchair
Facility/Maintenance – Lock System; PA System; 6 Security Vests; Table/Chair Storage Cart
Infection Prevention – Isolation Room Caddies and Hangers
Outpatient Clinic – Special Waiting Room Chairs; Bench (In memory of Annie Koon); Fish Filters
Laboratory – Laboratory Chair; Laboratory Book; Laboratory Equipment; Laboratory Urinalysis Machine and Supplies; Blood Pressure Cuff; Pipette Dryer; Freezer
Materials Management – Delivery Cart
Medical Records – Varidesks (Standing desks); 2 Step Stools; Coding Alert; HIPAA Book; 3 Medical Books
Nutrition Services – Can Opener; Plate Warmer; Menu Management System; Pop Machine
Patient Financial Services – Telephone Head Sets
Rehabilitation Services – Bosu Ball Balance Trainer; Curved Sensory Balance Board; Wedge Skill Shape Tumbling Mat; Airex Balance Beam; Foam Rolls; Hot Pack Hydorcollator; Humac Balance System; Physical Therapy Chair; Plyometric Rebounder & Rehabilitative Exercise Jogger; Treadmill; Weights; Whirlpool Bath
Rural Health Clinic – Digital Scale
Surgery –  OR Safety Strap, Mis. Arthroscopic Surgery Accessories, Anesthesia Smart Cart; Deep Well Utility Cart (2); Instrument Stand; Mayo Stand; Stretcher; Rolling Stools (2)