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Good Samaritan Foundation Celebrating Opening of Health Education Center

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 Samaritan.

Good Samaritan Foundation began its 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 community use.

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.”