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Pink Ladies / Blue Men

RRH is very grateful for the self-sacrificing service shown by the Pink Ladies Auxiliary. The Pink Ladies/Blue Men have raised money for the purchase of needed equipment and donated thousands of hours serving hospital needs.

Pink ladies and blue men


The Pink Ladies Auxiliary was founded by Jan Hoagland in 1958. In 2009, men were added to the group. The Auxiliary is devoted to offering personal support to our staff and to our patients and their families.

They have three main purposes:

  • To provide assistance in clinical settings
  • To raise funds for needed equipment and scholarships; and
  • To inform the public about the many professional services of the hospital.

Reaching Goals

Since the inception of the Auxiliary, volunteers have made donations with an inflation adjustment of over $200,000. In recent years, the Auxiliary has made contributions toward the purchases of an Ultrasound machine and High Definition Scopes. They also have awarded scholarships each year to students in the LVN and RN programs at Cerro Coso Community College.

Ladies in pink

The primary source of monies comes from:

  • Proceeds from the Gift Shop in the hospital
  • Private donations
  • Selling tickets for the Community Fair and Dinner

With approximately 50 members, the Pink Ladies/Blue Men donate over 8,000 hours per year serving assistance, information, and support for patients, visitors and staff in many areas.

For example:

  • Delivering newspapers, coffee, and flowers to patients
  • Staff the Information Desk; assist with wheelchairs as needed
  • Manage and staff the Gift Shop
  • Work at the Health Fair
  • Make tray favors for patients for different holidays
  • Provide assistance at the Bella Sera Skilled Nursing Facility
  • The hours of our Gift Shop are: Mon – Fri, 10:00am to 4:00pm

How to Join

Women and men interested in joining the Auxiliary may pick up an application at the RRH Gift Shop and, when completed, return it to any Pink Lady Auxiliary member.