Samaritan Hospital

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Samaritan Memorial Foundation

Foundation History


In 1993, the Administrator, Director of Marketing, and a local attorney began to discuss the feasibility of a support group for the hospital, separate from its personnel. The ground work was laid and proposed by-laws were drawn for the Samaritan Memorial Foundation. By late January of 1994, a twelve member board had accepted the obligation of administering the Foundation and the Articles of Incorporation were officially approved.

The Samaritan Memorial Foundation supports the hospital's goal of providing quality health care for Macon and the surrounding communities. The goal of the Foundation is to support and assist the hospital in improving the current services and to aid in adding new essential ones. Some of the Foundation's most recent projects include:

Monitoring System for Emergency Room

Overhead Lifts for Patient Rooms

New Roof on Total Family Health Care

 6,000 sq. ft. Expansion of Total Family Health Care

 Telemetry System for the Nursing Floor

Expansion of Total Family Health Care

 Total Family Health Care Building

Medical Scholarship Program Contributions $ 12,000

The Foundation annually gifts each of the departments at the hospital items from their equipment wish list for patient care.

Our Mission For The Future

The Foundation's dedication to enhancing Samaritan Hospital's long standing tradition of quality health care extends into the future. The potential for growth in the area communities gives a broad range of potential projects for the future expansion of Samaritan Hospital's facilities and services.

Some future projects could include:

  • Additional Specialty Clinics
  • Updates to the Facility and Equipment

Samaritan Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation and all contributions are tax deductible. For more information about contributions or the planned giving programs, contact the Samaritan Memorial Foundation at (660) 385-8719 or your legal representative.

Giving Opportunities

  • Bronze Leaf Gifts of $1,000 to $5,000
  • Silver Leaf Gifts of $5,000 to $10,000
  • Gold Leaf Gifts of over $10,000
  • Benefactor Gifts given by wills, trust, Annuity or Life Insurance

No gift is too small and all gifts are tax deductible. Each of the levels listed above may be reached by a lump sum gift or by cumulative memorials.

Annual amounts may also be pledged until the desired level is reached.

Gifts in amounts over $1,000 are recognized on the leaves of the foundation’s “Tree of Life”, located in the hospital’s main lobby.

Samaritan Memorial Foundation Board of Directors

  • Michael Austin
  • Brent Bernhardt
  • Patty Cheever
  • Pat Clarke
  • Dan Coons
  • Jack Davison
  • J.D. King
  • Jane Lane
  • Lynnette Long
  • Leigh Simon
  • Karla Theriac
  • Ben Williams
  • Paul Parkinson—Emeritus Member

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