Over the years, Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation - Dayton have been blessed with supporters who truly understand and appreciate care for patients and the highest level of skill.
On April 30, 2011 Champion donors of 2010 were introduced at the Donor Gratitude Reception. Learn more about who they are.
Donors Honored at An Evening of Philanthropic Pursuits
Foundation Champions were introduced on April 30 at Miami Valley Golf Club during the annual reception for Foundation Friends. Following a donor appreciation ceremony, Good Samaritan trivia games fueled the crowd with conversation and awareness of 2011 fund raising initiatives. Everyone went home as trivia winners with “pieces of the pie”.
Elsie Marie Beachler: Commitment to Caring
Elsie began her relationship with GSH in the 1940s. She took her first job in the medical records department and soon began taking dictation for operating room surgeons. After five years of working at GSH, Elsie married Donald W. Beachler and transitioned from an employee to a volunteer.
News that the Hospital planned to start a nursing university motivated Elise to partner with the Foundation in the plan. Founders established the Beachler Nursing University to provide educational resources and continual learning for Good Sam employees pursuing nursing careers. The University fosters personal and professional development of nursing staff and helps recruit top-notch nurses to GSH.
The facility includes two human simulators, which are high-tech replicas of the human body. These simulators help train students and practitioners at all levels for real-life situations.
“One simulator is named Kacy, after my niece who wants to be a nurse,” said Mrs. Beachler. “The other simulator is named Phyllis, after my sister who overcame many healthcare challenges and learned to walk again.”
The Foundation presented Elsie with the Nightingale Lamp Award at its donor reception on May 15, 2009 to honor her commitment to excellence at GSH and the role the Hospital plays in the professional development of nurses in our community.
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