With the Nov. 25 opening of the new St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital fast approaching, a Greene County couple has made a transformational gift that will significantly enhance the level of services available at the new hospital: Dick and Wendy O’Toole have given a $1 million gift annuity to the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Capital Campaign.
“This gift raises our fund-raising efforts to a new level,” said Montez Carter, President of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. “With the support we have received from the O’Tooles and hundreds of other generous donors all across our community, the hospital will be one of the finest critical access hospitals in the state.”
The O’Tooles’ gift, the largest St. Mary’s Good Samaritan has received to date, puts the hospital’s capital campaign 58 percent of the way toward its $8 million goal.
“The New Good Samaritan Hospital is a credit to St. Mary’s and a real benefit to this community,” Dick said. “Wendy and I are very pleased to be able to participate in the Capital Campaign and we encourage others to join us in helping St. Mary’s reach its goals.” Dick is a long-time advocate for quality healthcare in the community, and Wendy is an active member of the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Auxiliary, spending many hours volunteering at the hospital.
Fund-raising continues in an effort to generate an additional $3.4 million needed to fully open all the services the new facility was designed to support. These funds will be used to furnish and equip areas such as the hospital’s third operating room, a nuclear medicine room that doctors will use to diagnose and treat conditions such as cancer and heart disease, and a room for minor surgical procedures.
If you would like to participate in fund-raising efforts to equip St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital with high-tech equipment and services seldom found outside of major metropolitan areas, please contact Crysty Odom, Foundation Director, at 706.389.3926, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.stmarysgoodsam.org.