Good Samaritan Hospital to Fund Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School’s Biomedical Sciences Program
DAYTON, OHIO, February 12, 2009 – Good Samaritan Hospital and Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School today announced a 10-year agreement for the hospital to support the school’s STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine) initiatives, specifically its new biomedical sciences program, Project Lead the Way.
The agreement will be announced Thursday evening at the Chaminade Julienne CJ STEMM Science Fair, which is scheduled to include a scientific spin on the traditional “ribbon cutting” for the new Chaminade Julienne Biomedical Sciences Program funded in part by Good Samaritan Hospital.
“We are especially proud to support the excellent biomedical science programs developed by Chaminade Julienne. Educating students in these disciplines is critical to the future of this region and to providing a pipeline of skilled professionals for health care organizations like Good Samaritan,” said Mark Shaker, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital.
The agreement between Good Samaritan and Chaminade Julienne adds to the hospital’s current support for sports medicine services and athletic training for its student athletes. Additionally, the relationship will include opportunities for employee wellness programs, student health care career education, and real-world biomedical training for students.
“The shared Catholic heritage between Good Samaritan and Chaminade Julienne makes this relationship a natural one, and we are pleased to accept this support that will further our new biomedical sciences program,” said Dan Meixner, president of Chaminade Julienne. “We look forward to the years of collaboration ahead.”