Governor recognizes Women of Good Samaritan's 40th anniversary of supporting patients and families
Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed April 27, 2017 to be Women of Good Samaritan Celebration Day in recognition of the philanthropic organization’s 40 years of dedicated support to a variety of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center’s programs and services that have greatly impacted the hospital’s patients and staff.
Since 1977, this group of caring and forward-thinking women have pooled annual membership gifts to raise more than $1.8 million to help purchase critical hospital equipment, provide nursing student scholarships and assist with funding transformational endeavors, such as upgrades in the Legacy Good Samaritan Family Birth Center, the Stenzel Healing Garden and Legacy Good Samaritan’s reimagined Emergency Department.
“The Women of Good Samaritan mean a tremendous amount to the hospital and the staff when you look at the different types of investments they have made over the years,” said Jonathan Avery, president, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Founded in 1875, Legacy Good Samaritan is a nationally acclaimed, full-service medical center with renowned doctors in heart care, transplants, cancer care, eye disease, neurology, ophthalmology, weight-loss surgery, rehabilitation and more. Located within the hospital, Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO) provides comprehensive inpatient medical and therapy programs for adults from across the Pacific Northwest with stroke and multiple sclerosis, as well as spinal cord, brain, burn and other traumatic injuries. In 2015, the hospital opened Oregon’s first Urgent Care embedded with an Emergency Department, featuring the only senior care pathway on the West Coast.
For more information about the Women of Good Samaritan and how to join this organization that helps improve the health of the community, visit www.legacyhealth.org/womenofgoodsam. To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health’s hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.
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