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Welcome to our breaking news page. To learn more about the latest advances at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan and how those changes can help you and your family, click on the headlines below.


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 »

Health needs assessment focus group in Morgan County

If you live in Morgan County, St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and the University of Georgia invite you to a focus group on Feb. 15 to give us feedback about your health needs and things that may make it hard for you to receive care. The group is free but registration is required. Click on the headline, above, for full information.  read more »

Dr. Joshua Lang joins Middle Georgia Medical Associates

Dr. Joshua Lang
Family medicine practitioner and University of Georgia alum Joshua Lang, D.O., has joined Middle Georgia Medical Associates, located at 1110 Commerce Drive, Suite 108, Greensboro. MGMA is the practice of Mary Hotz Nesbit, MD, and part of St. Mary's Medical Group.  read more »

Cardiologist John Layher featured guest at Fashion Show

John Layher, MD, a cardiologist now practicing full time in Greene County, will be the featured guest at the Go Red for Good Sam Fashion Show and Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. The event will benefit St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital.  read more »