Mission: The mission is to make visible god's love and to be good help to those in need, especially those who are poor, vulnerable and dying. As a system of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness as part of the healing ministry of jesus christ and the catholic church.
Programs: The good samaritan foundation is the voice of philanthropy for good samaritan regional medical center. We increase awareness, create good will and raise funds to further the mission of the bon secours charity health system - to give good help to those in need. A few of the many ways that we've helped bring state-of-the-art medical care to our community: facility and infrastructure improvements: -patients that require emergency medical care receive expert attention in our newly expanded and renovated emergency department. Here, clinicians provide care using "ahead-of-the-art" equipment and technology. -moms, dads and siblings bond with newborns in our new family unit. The unit also includes specially designed pediatric areas for children needing in-patient care. -patients receive same day diagnostic and surgical procedures in the new ambulatory surgery center. The center features state-of-the-art operating suites and advanced medical equipment. New equipment and state-of-the-art technology: -upgrades to electrophysiology lab prevent patients with cardiac rhythm abnormalities from experiencing cardiac crises by mapping, detecting and treating even the most complicated cases. -our da vinci advanced surgical robotic system allows physicians to perform minimally invasive procedures. -the 128-slice ct scans allows clinicians to view high-definition images while patients receive low-dose radiation. -new mri equipment is wider than the standard providing patients greater comfort (and less confinement) than standard equipment. Programs: the bobbi lewis cancer program provides personalized, compassionate, state-of-the-art oncology care. Community-wide support makes expanding and upgrading good samaritan's cancer services possible. Fundraising: we raise funds so children and adults in our community can count on state-of-the-art care when they come to good samaritan. The foundation receives support from public and private organizations and individuals including board members, vendors, patients, their families, residents and our employees. Throughout the year, we initiate appeals and apply for grants. We also host a variety of events. The spring ball, golf & tennis classic and corks & forks our signature annual events have raised millions of dollars for patients at good samaritan. -the spring ball has been rockland county's most prestigious gala for nearly 30 years. It is the one time each year when the entire good samaritan community comes together to reaffirm its commitment to advance healthcare in our region. -the golf & tennis classic has been a legacy event for 25 years. Golf enthusiasts play on an elite 18-hole course while those who prefer tennis volley in a tournament of their own. -corks & forks, a celebration of food and wine, is our newest event. Culinary enthusiasts can enjoy five-course signature dishes and wine pairings courtesy of hudson valley's award-winning chefs and our wine partner.