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Power of ONE: no-cost mammograms for uninsured women

For the seventh year in a row, St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and TenderCare Clinic are partnering to provide no-cost mammograms to uninsured women and raise awareness about breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   read more »

Good Sam Foundation launches $3M capital campaign

In order to raise the level of care available locally, St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation has launched a $3 million campaign to raise funds for a state-of-the-art CT scanner, permanent MRI system, a dedicated cardiac stress lab, and a 2,200-square-foot expansion to house them.  read more »

Good Sam awarded Joint Commission accreditation

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St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for critical access hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with Joint Commission performance standards.  read more »

New! Palliative care for patients at home

Palliative care is a medical specialty that helps people living with sudden or chronic illness better manage symptoms, from pain to anxiety. Starting Aug. 5, St. Mary's expands its highly successful in-hospital palliative care program into patients' homes, bring care to where patients live in Greene, Oconee and Athens-Clarke counties.  read more »

Heart & Soul Gala set for Feb. 1, 2020

Mark your calendar! The Heart and Soul Gala organizing committee has announced that the 4th biennial dinner, dance and auction event will be held Feb. 1, 2020, at the Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee. The Heart and Soul Gala is the biggest fundraiser for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital.  read more »

Pacemaker procedures now at Good Sam!

A pacemaker can be a lifesaver for people with dangerously slow heart rates. Now, pacemaker implantation and follow-up is available at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in partnership with cardiologist John Layher, MD, of Oconee Heart and Vascular Center.  read more »

Diabetes Education course starts April 23

Did you know that people with diabetes or pre-diabetes can reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, and amputations through education? Sign up now for our free, hands-on diabetes education course every Tuesday from April 23 to May 28.  read more »

Eggs-travaganza April 1-5 in the Gift Gallery

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary is holding their annual Eggs-travaganza April 1-5 at the hospitals' Gift Gallery, with all proceeds going to support the healing mission of St. Mary's Good Sam. Hop on over and check it out!  read more »

Good Sam Auxiliary holds annual luncheon

St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual luncheon to install new officers, present pins honoring volunteers for service milestones, and hear a presentation by hospital President Tanya Adcock.  read more »

St. Mary’s, Dr. Layher expanding local cardiology services

St. Mary's is bringing a new level of cardiac care to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and the greater Greene County area. Through a partnership among Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Group and Oconee Heart & Vascular Center, cardiologist Dr. John Layher is now practicing full-time in Greene County.  read more »