Good Samaritan Medical Center Auxiliary Donates $30,000 to Samaritan Gardens Health Center 
Tuesday, 22 March 2005 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—(March 22, 2005) – For the second consecutive year, the Good Samaritan Medical Center Auxiliary has donated $30,000 to the Samaritan Gardens Community Health Center located in West Palm Beach.

The Good Samaritan Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that raises money through sales in the Good Samaritan Medical Center Gift Shop and the Garden Gate Flower Shop.  Both programs are run by volunteers.

“We’re proud to support this very worthy organization,” said Cherie Toufanian and Pat Sned, chairwomen of the Auxiliary.  “Our volunteers have worked hard throughout the year so that we can contribute to the wellness of our community.”

Samaritan Gardens Community Health Center provides non-emergency medical, dental and vision care to those who do not have access to healthcare – the working poor, homeless and undocumented migrants.  Services offered by the organization include optometry, podiatry, gynecology and mammography.  Following treatment, the center’s staff works with patients to help ensure continuity of care as needed.

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.  In 2005, the hospital proudly celebrates its 85th anniversary 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 or contact us at 561-655-5511.