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Auxilians and Volunteers

The following lists contain information specifically selected for hospital auxilians and volunteers. IHA appreciates everything auxilians and volunteers do to help Iowa hospitals run smoothly. Contact Pam Gridley at IHA (515/288-1955) for assistance with auxilian/volunteer issues.

Publications and Announcements

Personify the Greatness of Iowa

Home is where the heart is and some community members work whole-heartedly to improve their hometowns for the better. Every neighborhood is made of volunteers that use their community mindedness and selfless nature to make big things happen. Get an early start on nominating an Iowan of the Day to be recognized at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Click here for more information and nomination form. 

2016 IHA Aux/Vol Annual Survey

The 2016 IHA Aux/Vol Annual Survey is combined this year with the hospital annual survey. The auxiliary/volunteer portion will include three questions. Hospital CEOs or senior staff will be contacting auxiliary presidents and/or volunteer directors for 2016 numbers to complete the survey. Questions will include:

  • How many total auxiliary members and volunteers (both adults and teens) were there in 2016?
  • How many total hours of service did the auxilians and volunteers give to the hospital in 2016?
  • What were the total funds contributed to the hospital by the auxiliary and volunteer department in 2016?

Because this survey is incorporated with the AHA survey, which has historically been completed by 100 percent of hospitals, this year's survey should provide more accurate results.

Auxilian/Volunteer Chair Letter
Auxilian/Volunteer Leadership Manual


In order to make positive changes to health care policies in Iowa, IHA relies on the support of hospital advocates like you to be the voice of Iowa hospitals at the State Capitol. With the ever-evolving issues and challenges that hospitals face, communicating a shared vision of health care in Iowa is crucial. Together our voices can be heard.

Hospital Day on the Hill

Hospital Day on the Hill is a time for hospital advocates to gather with peers to discuss IHA’s legislative priorities with stakeholders at the Capitol.

IHA Legislative Agenda
Who is My State Legislator?

Educational Opportunities

March 17, 2017 – IHA Aux/Vol Leadership Conference, Courtyard Marriott, Ankeny
October 10-12, 2017 – IHA Annual Meeting, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

IHA Education Calendar

Recognition and Sharing Opportunities

National Healthcare Volunteer Week - April 23-29, 2017
National Hospital Week, May 7-13, 2017
Volunteer Manager's Day - November 5, 2017


UnityPoint Health-Des Moines volunteer Fred Kelly wins 2017 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame People's Choice Award.