Good Samaritan Foundation Will Celebrate New Location and Campaign

Good Samaritan Foundation offices have moved to a new location and want to invite the community to celebrate. Previously located in the Memorial building, Foundation is now in its new home at the Sixth Street Grouseland entrance of the hospital by outpatient Physical Therapy.

Founded in 1987, Good Samaritan Foundation oversees various funds and projects for both the hospital and the community. When a donation is made to the Foundation, 100% of the proceeds stay within Good Samaritan’s 10-county service area of southwest Indiana and southeast Illinois. The Foundation stewards more than 50 funds focused on multiple causes related to patient care such as: benevolent care, cancer care, new technologies and facilities, nursing education, allied health profession scholarships and more. In addition to scholarships awarded every year to local students, the Foundation has also established a Medical Student Assistance Program to encourage local medical students to make a commitment to start their medical career as a physician in their hometown at Good Samaritan.

In addition to the Foundation’s annual events like the Pumpkin Pride Run and Gala, one of the major campaigns this year is the construction of a new conference center located at Good Samaritan. “The conference center will be used for various hospital functions,” said Gary Hackney, Director of Foundation. “It will also be available for community organizations and groups to use for meetings and conferences. Expected to be approximately 3,000 square feet, the conference center will be large enough to accommodate 200 people. The space will also have a small kitchenette for food and beverages and the capabilities to be divided into three separate rooms for smaller meetings.

“The plan for the new conference center is for it to be a nice space that both Good Samaritan and the community can use,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO. “One of the eye-catching features of the room will be the floor. The Good Samaritan concrete façade that is currently on the Memorial building will be preserved and placed in the floor of the conference center. We thought it would be a great way to connect a piece of the past with the foundation of our future.” Limestone and other materials from the historic buildings will also be used in the construction of the conference center.

In celebration of their move and new campaign for 2017, the Foundation is inviting everyone to attend their open house on Thursday, March 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. EST in the Sixth Street Grouseland entrance lobby. A ribbon cutting and presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. The community is welcome to tour the new offices, mingle with Foundation members, enjoy delicious appetizers and learn about the amazing things Good Samaritan Foundation does every day. If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation or would like to donate, please call 812-885-3192 or visit gshvin.org/foundation.

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