The Good Samaritan Foundation received a generous donation from a former patient on Wednesday.
The foundation received a large gift of more than $700,000 donated by the estate of the late Edna Pauline Bartlow who passed away on December 25, 2019 at the age of 83.
Edna was a patient at Good Samaritan, and she was very appreciative of the excellent care and attention she received during her time in the hospital and wanted to donate part of her estate to Good Samaritan Foundation.
As per her wishes, the Foundation has established a fund in her name for patient needs.
“With this generous gift we will be able to help so many of our patients,” said Gary Hackney, Director of Foundation. “We are extremely grateful that Mrs. Bartlow chose to donate part of her estate to Good Samaritan.
Clinical care departments of Good Samaritan will be able to make a funds request to the Foundation for patients they feel may need assistance for items such as home medical equipment, medication, transportation and other aides to ensure medical needs are met.