Know Your Auxiliary

At the request of the Hospital Board of Directors, El Camino Hospital Auxiliary was organized in 1958 and became incorporated under the laws of the State of California in 1959.   The Auxiliary organizations for Los Gatos and Mountain View merged when the new Los Gatos campus opened in July of 2009.   El Camino Hospital Auxiliary is affiliated with the American Hospital Association and the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

As a viable and stable organization, we are dedicated to quality service that will reach out and touch all members of our health care community.

The vision of the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary is to render volunteer service to El Camino Hospital, its patients, and the community; to grant scholarships in the health professions; and to provide financial support for approved projects.

Volunteer Pledge
Believing that the hospital has a real need for my services as a volunteer worker:

  • I will be loyal to the ethics, requirements, and projects of El Camino Hospital and of the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary.
  • I will be punctual and conscientious in the fulfillment of my duties and accept supervision graciously.
  • I will conduct myself with dignity, courtesy and consideration.
  • I will consider as confidential all information which I may hear, directly or indirectly, concerning a patient, doctor, or member of staff.
  • I will never seek information in regard to a patient, nor ask for any personal medical information, nor make special requests from medical staff or hospital employees.
  • I will always use the name and title of professional staff members, though they may be personal friends.
  • I will always endeavor to maintain the highest quality of work.


Public Relations:
To be well-informed ambassadors of goodwill, interpreting the Hospital and Auxiliary story to the community.   Keep informed by reading the publications of the Auxiliary and El Camino Hospital.

To provide services for patients and visitors.   The primary purpose of these services is to add to the well-being of the patients and to make their stay in the hospital as pleasant as possible.   As of April 2011 volunteers contributed over 5 million hours of service to the hospital.

To support any fundraising projects approved by the Board of Directors of El Camino Hospital.   All funds raised by the Auxiliary, except dues, are used for the benefit of the patients, the hospital and the community.   The Auxiliary membership as a whole will sponsor its own fundraising projects and will not sponsor promotional advertising.