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Alabama Council of Hospital Auxiliaries (ACHA)

Welcome to the home page of the Alabama Council of Hospital Auxiliaries (ACHA), the statewide organization designed to support volunteers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health care organizations. An affiliate of the Alabama Hospital Association, the ACHA provides programs and services that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of auxiliaries, in an effort to improve the overall quality of health care provided to Alabamians. Contact ACHA 

ACHA 2023-2024 State Project

ACHA Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter Click here

Newsletter ArchiveClick here

Recordings and Presentations from ACHA’s Virtual 2022 Fall Conference

Slides with vendor information – These are some of the vendors who have supported the ACHA over the years and were kind enough to send their contact information. The slide deck also includes photos of the speakers. Click for slides.

Update on COVID-19 and Alabama’s Hospitals, Dr. Don Williamson, President/CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association (May have a fact sheet to add later, but there were no slides)

View recording

The Art of Healing: Important Conversations re. Serious Illness, Dr. Rodney Tucker, Director, UAB Center for Palliative & Supportive Care, Click for slides.

View recording

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers, Valerie Boyd, Director Sage Ministries, Canterbury United Methodist Church, Click for slides.

View recording

ACHA Membership Information

Active membership is available to any Alabama hospital volunteer program upon payment of dues and approval of applicant’s hospital chief executive officer.

Click here for a membership brochure containing additional details on the benefits of becoming a member of the Alabama Council of Hospital Auxiliaries.

For a membership application, click here.

2022-2023 ACHA Board

ACHA Chairman
Bonnie Molett
Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA Chairman-elect / Program Co-Chair
Johnnie Knott
Greene County Hospital Auxiliary
Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

ACHA Past Chairman

ACHA District I Chairman
Betty Hendrix
Marshall Medical Center North Auxiliary

ACHA District I Vice Chairman
Carolyn Wakefield
Marshall Medical Center North Auxiliary

ACHA District II Chairman

ACHA District II Vice Chairman

ACHA District III Chairman
Fay Burns
East Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA District III Vice Chairman

ACHA District IV Chairman
Florence Crawford
Springhill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

ACHA District IV Vice Chairman

ACHA Newsletter Chairman
Jan McDonald
Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

ACHA Gift Shop Chairman
Essie “Bill” Nickles
Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA Project Chairman
Patsy Haynes
Regional Medical Center – Anniston Auxiliary

ACHA Program Co-Chair

DVS Liaison
Lisa Howard
Children’s of Alabama

For the purpose of maintaining good communications between the local auxiliaries and the ACHA board, there are four district auxiliaries. To view a county map detailing the districts, click here. The Board of the ACHA has developed a Manual, which contains the ACHA state bylaws and information to help structure and organize a local volunteer group. Click here to access the ACHA Manual.