Foundation History

In late 1993, the Administrator and the Director of Marketing, along with a local attorney, began to discuss the feasibility of a support group for the hospital, separate from its personnel. The ground work was laid and proposed by-laws were drawn for the Samaritan Memorial Foundation. By late January of 1994, a twelve member board had accepted the obligation of administering the foundation and the Articles of Incorporation were officially approved.

The Samaritan Memorial Foundation supports the hospital's goal of providing quality health care for Macon and the surrounding communities. The goal of the foundation is to support and assist the hospital in improving the current services and to aid in adding new essential ones.

Some of the Foundation accomplishments include:

  • Dialysis Center
  • Chemotherapy Treatment Program
  • Dialysis Center Expansion
  • Diagnostic Treadmill
  • Audio Path Hearing Testing Equipment
  • Fetal Telemetry Equipment
  • Dialysis Machine
  • Scholarship Program
  • Medical Office Building for Rural Health Clinic

The purpose of the Samaritan Memorial Foundation is to help provide quality health care for the area by funding improvements to the facility and providing needed equipment.

 Our Mission For The Future

The foundation's dedication to enhancing Samaritan Hospital's long standing tradition of quality health care extends into the future. The potential for growth in the area communities gives a bnroad range of potential projects for the future expansion of Samaritan Hospital's facilities and services.

Some future projects could include:

  • Rural Outreach Clinics
  • Additional Specialty Clinics
  • Updates to the Facility and Equipment

In this day of change and uncertainty in the health care field, supporting the effort to provide needed services for Macon County, in Macon County is truly paving the way for a healthy tomorrow, today.

Samaritan Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation and all contributions are tax deductible. For more information about contributions or the planned giving programs, contact the Samaritan Memorial Foundation at (660) 385-8719 or your legal representative.


Giving Opportunities


Gifts in amounts over $1,000 will be recognized on the leaves of the foundation's "Tree of Life", located in the hospital's main lobby.

Donor Gift
Bronze Leaf Gifts of $1,000 to $5,000
Silver Leaf Gifts of $5,000 to $10,000
Gold Leaf Gifts of over $10,000
Benefactor Gifts given by Wills, Trust, Annuity or Life Insurance

No gift is too small and all gifts are tax deductible. Each of the levels listed above may be reached by a lump sum gift or by cumulative memorials. Annual amounts may also be pledged until the desired level is reached.



Patty Cheever Pat Clarke Dan Coons
Jack Davison J.D. King Jane Lane
Paul Parkinson Evelyn Reed Jeanette Ronchetto
Leigh Simon Karla Theriac Ben Williams

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