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Under The Big Top Raises $524,000
The Good Samaritans’ 33rd Annual Gala – Under the Big Top – raised $524,000 to benefit the Good Samaritan Hospital Faculty Medical Center for Pregnancy and Women’s Health. The Faculty Medical Center is the primary outpatient training center for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. It is also the primary provider of health care for the Medicaid, underinsured, and uninsured patients in our community who are most affected by poor birth outcomes and infant mortality. Proceeds will renovate the Faculty Medical Center to create an efficient space that will improve patient outcomes and enhance the Residency Program experience. Funds will also provide annual support to the Good Samaritan Free Health Center and Medical Education Research Fund.
More than 670 supporters of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation “stepped right up” to celebrate this achievement at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, enjoying cocktails and a gourmet dinner. After dinner, guests donned blinking top hats and light-up rings to dance to the music of Lt. Dan’s New Legs from Columbus. In addition to dancing, guests were treated to skee ball, face painting, a wine bottle ring toss, cotton candy, bourbon tasting, a palm reader, and more. A Green Screen Photography Booth let guests capture moments of this spectacular evening!
Generous underwriting and sponsorship donations had a significant impact on the fundraising success for this annual event. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical and Dental Staff underwrote the musical entertainment, and TriHealth, Inc. underwrote the hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Corporate sponsors included: Fifth Third Bank, Phillips Supply Co., SC Ministry Foundation, and Seven Hills Anesthesia.
The Good Samaritans is a dedicated volunteer organization of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and includes members with ties to the medical and business community. The Good Samaritans have raised $7.8 million in their history. This year’s Gala Chairman was Donna Lambers, MD and her Co-Chairman was Kristin Coppage, MD. They worked diligently with other Gala committee volunteers and with physician champion David Dhanraj, MD.
How Gala Proceeds Will Make a Difference
Proceeds from the 2017 Gala will support the Good Samaritan Hospital Faculty Medical Center for Pregnancy and Women’s Services by:
- Renovating the Faculty Medical Center to increase patient efficiency and accessibility to services.
- Making space for support programs such as diabetes management and group prenatal classes within the Faculty Medical Center.
- Creating a comprehensive center to care for our community’s vulnerable mothers and babies.