The Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary celebrated its 35th anniversary on Feb. 6.
During those 35 years, the auxiliary for the Baltimore hospital has raised more than $4.6 million dollars, which have been used to improve patient care at Good Samaritan. With just 14 members when it started in 1973, the auxiliary has grown to include more than 250 members. In 1974 they raised $4,323; now they raise about $260,000 each year.
The money has been used to buy nurse/patient call systems, a graphite operating table, a gamma camera for nuclear medicine, and a urology cystoscopy suite. In addition, funds have been earmarked for improvements to patient areas and the new emergency department.