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:
Flooring - Total Family Health Care
Treadmill - Wellness Center
Recliners - Patient Rooms
New Air Conditioner—Total Family Health Care
Upper Body Table—Wellness
Permorma Bar Activated 350 Table—Physical Therapy
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
The Foundation annually gifts each of the departments at the hospital items from their equipment wish list for patient care.
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:
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.