Spring Ball Proceeds to Support Good Samaritan Hospital

Emergency Department Enhancements

SUFFERN, N.Y. (May 23, 2011) - The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation hosted its Crystal Ball, the annual Spring Ball, on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at The Rockleigh, in Rockleigh, N.J.  Attendees of the event supported this year’s honorees and contributed to the foundation’s charitable fund.


Celebrating its 26th year, nearly 500 people attended the Spring Ball, the Lower Hudson Valley’s premier black-tie affair.  While honoring Good Samaritan Hospital’s Sister Joseph Rita Award for Medical Excellence recipient, Leon Harris, M.D., Director of Medicine at Good Samaritan; and Medal of Honor recipient, Tess McCormack-Raso, more than $330,000 in contributions to the foundation were collected.

This year’s proceeds continue to fund the expansion and renovation at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Emergency Department.  The expansion includes the addition of a triage, private OB/GYN rooms, expanded point-of-care testing lab, and an exclusive Emergency Department Radiology Center that will include a state-of-the-art CT scanner and a portable ultra-sound machine.  The renovated facility will be fitted with up-to-date medical technology to ensure the patients of the Lower Hudson Valley continue to receive optimal care.  These improvements are part of the $15.8 million phase 1 expansion of the Emergency Department, due to break ground this spring.

“The charitable contributions from this year’s Spring Ball and the support of the Lower Hudson community are overwhelming,” said Philip A. Patterson, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, the parent organization of Good Samaritan Hospital.  “I look forward to the Emergency Department improvements as these changes are a top priority for serving our community.  It will be exciting for the residents of the region to witness how their charitable offerings will benefit patients of Good Samaritan Hospital and the surrounding area.”

This year’s Spring Ball Committee was co-chaired by Kathy Medici and Janetlee Pillitteri, and Joseph R. Lagana was the Journal Chair.  All are on the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation board.  Corporate sponsors of the Spring Ball were MedExcel, Provident Bank and Ramapo Anesthesiologists.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

The Bon Secours Charity Health System includes Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., a regional medical center, and two community hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y., and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, N.Y.  Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.  The Bon Secours Charity Health System draws its name from the two Catholic orders that jointly sponsor the system: The Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.  For more information, visit



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