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.
We hope you will join us on our journey.
Learn more about our funding priorities below.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital combines state-of-the-art technology and clinical expertise with compassionate, patient-centered care. With comprehensive services and a team of top heart specialists, we’re ready to care for you. We provide the best in advanced, lifesaving cardiac services, from interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to minimally invasive surgery and coronary bypass. Gifts to support cardiovascular services will help provide program, service, and equipment needs within our newly expanded center.
Advocate nurses are skilled in the art of healing and serve 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 provides Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital nurses additional opportunities to advance in the nursing profession through continuing education, specialized certification programs and health care conferences.
Built in 1975, the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center for all of DuPage County, providing surgical coverage 24 hours a day. With more than 42,000 patient visits per year, the ED serves as a cornerstone of the community. Since its last renovation in 1991, the Emergency Department has outgrown the current configuration of the space and needs some upgrades. Funding is critical to aid in providing needed renovations, while also enhancing programs and services.
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 opened a brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the summer of 2018. Your charitable gifts will help provide additional measures that make significant differences during a very difficult time by enhancing the programs and services within the NICU.
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.
The Bhorade Cancer Center offers patients convenient, comprehensive care at every stage in the cancer journey. The center includes state-of-the-art radiation oncology services, chemotherapy private infusion rooms or bays, research trial coordination, oncology navigation services, and a supportive care clinic. Cancer programs are crucial to continuing and expanding cancer patient support services to the estimated 650 individuals we care for annually.
The President’s Fund for Special Needs is designed to provide our leadership with the financial flexibility to make annual investments that extend access to care, educate medical staff, nurses and team members, invest in our facilities and improve patient care. Support of the President’s Fund for Special Needs will have a direct impact on the entire hospital and will help us better serve our patients and community.
Share is the perinatal support program at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Its mission is to help those who experience a high-risk pregnancy, premature birth, critically ill infant, or the loss of a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Share provides personal guidance for the entire family through the immediate crisis period as well as emotional, spiritual, financial, and social support in the days and even years after such an event. Share also provides educational opportunities, informational resources, and sensitivity training to staff who are in direct contact with these high-acuity patients. Services provided by Share are not billed to families. The program is entirely funded by charitable donations.
Advocate Medical Group’s Spine Care Center on the campus of Good Samaritan Hospital is the first of its kind across the Advocate system. The Center brings together spine specialists and pain management services into one space conveniently located at the Wellness Center near full rehabilitation services. Gifts will allow us to conduct innovative research initiatives, keep up to date on the latest technology, provide continuing education for our clinicians, and run a unique concierge service for those in need. Your support will also enable us to offer patient services like free transportation from the Center to the main hospital for procedures and appointments and programs like weekly spine classes.
For more information, please contact Good Samaritan Hospital’s development team:
Vice President, Development