Organizations existing as a support and fund-raising entity for single institutions, multihospital health care systems, and similar diversified health systems comprised of closely-affiliated organizations within the Health Care major group area.
Key words: Hospital Auxiliaries; Hospital Foundations
Scope notes: This code should be used for all forms of support as long as financial support is included. Friends groups and hospital 'auxiliary boards' are traditionally classified here, which may conduct activities such as annual fundraising events or operate retail gift shops and cafes.
DOES NOT INCLUDE volunteer organizations that provide support services or financial assistance to patients and their families (USE E86).