Donated Funds Supported More than 1,000 Scouts at Annual Mosquioree Campout
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – January 4, 2006 – Good Samaritan Medical Center has donated $1,000 to the Lighthouse District of the Gulf Stream Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America. The donation supported nearly 1,000 campers who attended the annual Mosquioree campout, a yearly district event where the Scouts earn badges.
“The Boy Scouts of America provides many benefits to the children and families in our community,” says Paul Echelard, chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We’re grateful our donation can help the organization continue teaching valuable life lessons and providing positive social experiences.”
The Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on Feb. 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, train in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develop personal fitness.
Good Samaritan Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 341-bed acute care hospital located at 1309 No. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. The hospital proudly celebrates 85 years of service to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. In addition to general medical services, Good Samaritan offers a broad range of specialty services, including oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics and cardiac medicine. The hospital provides cancer services in the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Institute, featuring the Miles M. Zisson Comprehensive Breast Center and the Ruth C. Heede Gamma Knife Center. The hospital also offers the Walter Newbern Suites, an all-private, upscale unit that combines quality medical care with personal comfort. Good Samaritan is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center, visit www.goodsamaritanmc.com or contact us at 561-655-5511.