Formed in 1974, Bethesda Foundation supports Bethesda North Hospital, Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside Center for Grieving Children. Donor contributions, grants and special events provide funding for technology advances, patient care, medical research, and compassionate end-of-life care and bereavement services.
Since 1986, Good Samaritan Foundation has helped people support causes they care about and make a difference. By providing philanthropic support to the Good Samaritan Hospital region, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, and Good Samaritan Free Health Center, there are many ways you can make a positive impact on the lives of others.
The McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 1942 by sisters Daisy McCullough and Elizabeth McCullough-Heath. Their estates provided funds and the family home site on which to build a hospital. The initial gifts of the McCullough and Hyde families led to the construction of McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, which opened its doors in 1957. Since then, the Foundation has focused on raising and investing funds to support equipment, education and capital needs of the hospital.
The Gift of Giving: Our History
This “spirit of giving” was infused by The Sisters of Charity, Good Samaritan Hospital founders; the German Methodist Deaconesses, founders of Bethesda Hospital and by the McCullough and Hyde families, founders of McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, from the moment they began to care for the public.
The values that these founding groups passed on to their respective hospitals are rooted deeply in TriHealth’s hospital foundations, the Bethesda Foundation, the Good Samaritan Foundation and the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation. They all tirelessly work to support our community and consistently advance the quality of care we provide. TriHealth’s many “firsts” have been achieved because of the generous spirit of the community we serve.
What Has Been Accomplished
Through the generous spirit of our community, the Bethesda, the Good Samaritan and the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital foundations have enhanced care throughout the TriHealth system by creating outreach programs and funding medical research, hospice, cardiac and cancer initiatives, women’s services, and medical and nursing education. Their work will continue to positively affect the lives of all of us.
The Most Precious Gift
While dollars count, giving of time is just as important. Both foundations are served by steadfast groups of volunteers whose spirit of giving includes the significant gift of themselves.
Through their annual Gala, The Good Samaritans have raised more than $9.3 million to address our community’s health needs. The Good Samaritan Hospital Guild has raised more than $4 million to fund vital projects and programs.
The Auxiliary of Bethesda Hospital helps purchase medical equipment, promote social services and fund programs that provide comfort and care to Bethesda North patients and their families. Our vision of working together, with TriHealth physicians, hospitals and communities is what enables our inherent “spirit of giving” to be fully realized.
You can make online donations at the foundations' websites. If you'd like to volunteer, you can learn more at TriHealth Volunteering.