Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
In the late 1960s, civic leaders came together and embarked on a journey to create a new hospital in Chicago’s growing western suburbs. Area citizens pitched in by joining the Good Samaritan Club for $100 a year—and they’ve been pitching in ever since to support an invaluable community resource: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
Generous donors have helped the hospital build new facilities, acquire advanced technology, create innovative programs and win national awards. Now in the midst of updating our facilities, the hospital is, once again, counting on the partnership of community donors to advance excellence. The Journey of Excellence Campaign will help bring private rooms, centralized cardiovascular services and expanded cancer care to Good Samaritan Hospital.
We hope you will join us on our journey.
Research shows private rooms promote healing by offering patients the peace and quiet they need to recover faster. The hospital recently opened a new three-floor bed tower with all private rooms atop the critical care unit. Existing rooms will also be converted so every patient will have a private room.
The new Bhorade Cancer Center offers patients convenient, comprehensive care at every stage in the cancer journey. It includes chemotherapy infusion rooms, and space for physician consultations, research trial coordination and private financial counseling. Cancer Care Programs are crucial to continuing and expanding cancer patient support services.
Advocate Medical Group’s new Spine Care Center on the campus of Good Samaritan Hospital is the first of its kind across the Advocate system. The Center brings together our spine specialists and pain management services into one space, conveniently located at the Wellness Center near full rehabilitation services. Your gift will allow us to conduct innovative research initiatives, and enable us to offer patients services like free transportation from the Center to the main hospital for procedures and appointments, and programs like weekly spine classes.
The Advocate Nurse is skilled in the art of healing and serves as one of the primary faces of patient care. Nursing professionals are an integral part of clinical innovation and their work is critical to our hospital’s patient health outcomes. This fund recognizes our nurses who enhance clinical excellence and provides education for improved patient care.
As a Level III perinatal center—the highest level of care designated by the state of Illinois for premature and critically ill infants—Good Samaritan Hospital is specially equipped to stabilize and provide intense nursing care for critically ill infants. In order to care for additional babies in a safer and more comforting environment, Good Samaritan Hospital is building a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Charitable gifts will help provide additional measures that make significant differences during a very difficult time.