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Generous donors create impact in 2010
Despite the economic challenges faced by many, in 2010 Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation - Dayton gave back $800,000 to support staff, employees, patients and affiliates. The funds were distributed for enhancement of Good Samaritan programs and services, implementation of compassionate missions, nursing education and improvement of various facilities and equipment.
Facilities improvements included completion of the construction for Huber Heights Medical Center and the Heart and Vascular Hospital totaling $282,653. Nearly $28,000 was given to Medical Education, which allowed for the installation of new video teleconferencing equipment. Additional allocated funds included $54,000 for renovation of the Chapel Narthex, $34,879 to the Hospital Gardens, $2,729 to the Samaritan Behavior Health Institute (SBHI) and $5,000 in equipment for the Samaritan Breast Center.
The $5,000 given to the Samaritan Breast Center will fulfill patient emergency gap funding needs and support group costs. Camp Samaritan, a respite weekend for adults living with cancer, was provided with $4,500 to cover fees and supplies, allowing patients to attend for a minimal cost of $5 each.
“The Foundation places great importance on good stewardship of people’s gifts,” says Marc S. Martens, the Foundation President and Executive Officer. “The Foundation is working to ensure that allocations are strategic, effective and efficient. Our goal is to help as many staff, employees and patients as possible.”
In January, Samaritan Homeless Clinic opened its new doors to the community, having completed its relocation with $87,000 from the Foundation. The Clinic served 2,194 patients in 2010 with an additional $120,000 in operational funding derived from donor gifts. Together, these transitions, along with the Teen Pregnancy Program, which benefits 120 teens annually, exemplify the dramatic impact that donors have made through their generous support. A gift of $750 covers one teen for complete prenatal care and education and one individual at the homeless clinic.
Recognizing the importance of education, the Foundation has also provided $20,538 in nursing scholarships and awards, $19,486 in staff education programs and supplies, $2500 in the resident’s program and $6,871 in patient educational supplies.
The Foundation appreciates that such progress would not be possible without the generous support of its donors. Martens offers, “Thank you to those who have contributed. You are truly helping to carry out the mission of Good Samaritan!”
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation-Dayton
2222 Philadelphia Drive
2200 Bldg. Suite 500
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 734-GIVE (4483)
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