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Good Samaritan to Reopen 6th Street Entrance

Good Samaritan to Reopen 6th Street Entrance

Good Samaritan is excited to announce that beginning Monday, June 3, 2024, its 6th Street entrance will reopen for public access. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the entrance had been closed and then remained closed due to the information desk at the entrance being unstaffed.

Starting June 3, staffing will be in place to aid patients and visitors who will be utilizing the 6th Street entrance. The entrance will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for patients and visitors looking to access Good Samaritan’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, LaSalle Behavioral Health, and the cafeteria. Parking for this entrance is the Green Parking Lot on 6th Street. On weekends, the Emergency Department entrance will continue to be open for access to these areas.

“We are thrilled to be opening this entrance again after four years,” stated Rob McLin, Good Samaritan President and CEO. “Reopening this entrance will be a huge satisfier for patients and visitors who are visiting the northeast side of the hospital.”

Staffing for the 6th Street entrance information desk is through a partnership with the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse and Good Samaritan Volunteer Services.

The Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse opened in the fall of 2020 and is part of an international association of more than 330 Clubhouses in over 30 countries around the world. “We are thrilled to be working again with Good Samaritan through our transitional employment program here at the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse,” said Clubhouse Coordinator Dave Engstrom. “The employment program through the Clubhouse allows our members to gain meaningful employment in our community, which is key in members regaining their lives in recovery and living as independently as possible.”

Engstrom added that he thanks Good Samaritan for being a generous and strong support of the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse. “From day one Rob McLin and Good Samaritan have understood the mission of the Clubhouse and its need in our community,” he said.

Ali McCrary, Manager of Good Samaritan Volunteer Services, says she is excited to bring volunteers back to the 6th Street entrance. “For some of our volunteers that will be like going home. Since the Columbian Tower opened, patients and visitors were greeted by our volunteers at that information desk,” McCrary said. “Our volunteers are happy to have the opportunity to work there once again.”

For more information about the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse, visit or call 812-494-9512. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Good Samaritan, visit or call 812-885-3120.