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Iowa Hospital Auxiliary/Volunteers (IHAV)

New for 2020:  Join Iowa Hospital Auxiliaries and Volunteers (IHAV).  There is no charge.  Click here to join online.

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

2018 IHAV Annual Survey

The 2018 Annual Survey is combined with the hospital American Hospital Association 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 2018 numbers to complete the survey. Questions will include:

  • How many total auxiliary members and volunteers (both adults and teens) were there in 2018?
  • How many total hours of service did the auxilians and volunteers give to the hospital in 2018?
  • What were the total funds contributed to the hospital by the auxiliary and volunteer department in 2018?

View the 2018 Annual Survey Results. 

Auxilian/Volunteer Manual

The auxilian/volunteer manual provides tools to enhance hospital aux/vol programs. 

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. 2020 Hospital Day on the Hill will be held Tuesday, Feb, 25 at Curate in Des Moines. 

IHA Advocacy Resources
IHA Legislative Agenda
Who is My State Legislator?

Educational Opportunities

Gift Shop Market Field Trip - April 27-28, 2020
IHA Annual Meeting - Octobe 6-8, 2020

IHA Education Calendar

Recognition and Sharing Opportunities

National Healthcare Volunteer Week - April 19-25, 2020
National Hospital Week - May 10-16, 2020
Volunteer Manager's Day - November 5, 2020