After more than four years of hard work and dedication, it is time to celebrate
the opening of the Charles C. Hedde, MD Health Education Center at Good
Good Samaritan Foundation began their Capital Campaign to build the hospital’s
Health Education Center at the beginning of 2017. The $2.5 million dollar
education center will be used for staff and clinical training, serve as
an education center for the residency program, and will be available for
To celebrate the completion of the construction of the center, Good Samaritan
Foundation is inviting the community to a grand opening celebration on
Friday, June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. (ET). The event will take place in the
parking lot on the north side of the Hedde Center at Good Samaritan. Everyone
is welcome to take part in the free food, fun and entertainment. Local
band, Bad Medicine, will be performing classic musical hits throughout
the night. Those planning to attend the event on June 11 are encouraged
to bring lawn chairs.
Named after the late Dr. Charles C. Hedde, the education center was a passion
of his for the employees at Good Samaritan and the community. Construction
of the facility began on July 3, 2020 and was completed on April 28, 2021.
The Hedde Center will accommodate up to 225 people and may be configured
for a variety of events and activities.
“Knowing Dr. Hedde and becoming close with the Hedde family these
past few years has made this experience so worthwhile,” said Gary
Hackney, Director of Foundation. “We are so excited to offer this
state-of-the art center to Good Samaritan staff and everyone in the community.
This endeavor could not have been possible without the numerous generous
donations we received and dedication from my department, our Foundation
board, Administration, the Hedde family, and community leaders.”