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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

April 2024 NewsletterClick 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.

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

View recording

2023-2024 ACHA Board

ACHA Chairman
Johnnie Knott
Greene County Hospital Auxiliary
Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

ACHA Chairman-elect / Program Co-Chair
Fay Burns
East Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA Past Chairman
Bonnie Molett
Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA District I At-large Member

ACHA District II At-large Member
Karen Roberts
Grandview Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA District III At-large Member
Sandra Booen
Whitfield Regional Hospital Auxiliary

ACHA District IV At-large Member
Tammy Lee
Mobile Infirmary Auxiliary

ACHA Project Chairman
Cheryl Till
Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

ACHA Newsletter Chairman
Tanny McMillian
USA Health Auxiliary

DVS Liaison
Glen Ireland
Princeton Baptist Medical Center

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.