Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) community engagement programs include good neighbor partnerships, local school programs, and community fundraising.
A Community Partner
GSH strives to be an excellent community partner in the Dayton area. By offering a Health Ministries program, GSH is able to help area faith communities provide both spiritual and health services to their parishioners. Good Samaritan demonstrates its dedication to the community by providing sports medicine services to local schools and through fundraising opportunities at the hospital that benefit the community. GSH is proud to be an engaged community partner in the Dayton area.
GSH is honored to sponsor a Health Ministries program in the Dayton area. This program provides assistance to faith communities that want to develop and maintain a focused ministry of health and healing for their congregations. Health Ministries emphasizes the wholeness of body, mind, and spirit through various approaches and is open to all religious denominations.
Some faith communities offer the services of a Faith Community Nurse; others offer the combined efforts of a health ministry team. The wide range of available services includes blood pressure screenings, health counseling, education, grief support, and home visits. The Health Ministries program also provides links to Greater Dayton Area agencies and resources.
Providing Services to Local Schools
Good Samaritan Hospital's Sports Medicine Center is proud to provide athletic training and sports medicine services to Trotwood-Madison students. Good Samaritan also is investing funds to upgrade and expand existing and proposed athletic facilities at high schools and middle schools, creating safer playing conditions for male and female athletes in all sports. In addition, students, faculty, and staff from Trotwood-Madison schools will be able to take advantage of prevention, wellness, and nutrition services offered by GSH.
GSH also provides training and sports medicine services to Northmont High School, Huber Heights High School, and Brookville High School.
Fundraising to Help Serve the Community
In 1973, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation - Dayton was created to help GSH attract monetary donations to the hospital and its many programs, both inside and outside the hospital walls. The Foundation seeks support through the annual Friends campaign, as well as through the Legacy giving program and special gifts. Many supporters have designated that their gifts be used for a specific Good Samaritan program or project. Other supporters allow the Foundation to distribute their gift to the area of greatest need. No matter what method of gift giving is chosen, GSH is able to use those funds to provide quality health care and community programs for persons in the Dayton area.