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Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Welcome to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.


The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation creates awareness, builds support and inspires goodwill to bring ongoing advances in healthcare to our community. We are here to help ensure that you and your family continue to receive the care you need close to home.

With our community of local residents and corporate partners, we raise funds that help strengthen Good Samaritan Hospital's Foundation essential healthcare programs. Contributions from friends like you make it possible to expand and enhance our facilities, services, equipment and technology. We also subsidize staff training and certifications as well as community-based wellness activities.

Every supporter makes a difference – every donation matters. There are many ways to help!

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Irene Tsetsekos | Director of Development

Amanda Levin | Regional Director of Philanthropy

255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, New York 10901

Our community needs us. And we need you.

Your contributions help ensure that our patients continue to receive high-quality healthcare at Good Samaritan Hospital.

There are many ways to say, “YES” and help us expand and enhance the facilities, equipment and services that keep our community as healthy as possible. You can designate your donation to a specific department, for example, the Emergency Department, or to the hospital, in general. We also welcome contributions made as memorial and tribute gifts.


Other ways to make a difference through philanthropy:

  • Outright Gifts
  • Memorial gifts
  • Tribute gifts
  • Securities
  • Tangible personal property
  • Real estate
  • Corporate gifts
  • Matching gifts
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Deferred charitable gift annuity
  • Retirement and pension plan
  • Charitable remainder unitrusts
  • Charitable remainder annuity trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts

Call today to discuss how you can help further advances in care at Good Samaritan Hospital.

255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, New York 10901 

Charitable contributions from supporters like you help The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation continue to invest in the health of our community.

Your donations have made it possible for us to complete a range of innovative projects to better serve your healthcare needs – and it will help us bring ongoing advances in care to you and your family. Thank you for your support!

Recent initiatives at Good Samaritan Hospital include opening an Esophageal and Reflux Center, the only dedicated center of its kind in Rockland and Orange counties. We also now offer a new pain protocol that facilitates breast surgery and recovery without narcotics, and our breast cancer patients can receive enhanced surgical accuracy with MarginProbe® technology. We are the only hospital in Rockland and Orange to offer patients with prostate cancer SpaceOAR®, new technology that improves outcomes. Our Bloodless Medicine Surgery Program markedly reduces transfusions during procedures. Starting this spring, we will offer minimally invasive TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement heart surgery).

Upcoming initiatives at Good Samaritan include the opening of a new, state-of-the-art endoscopy suite for screening, diagnosing and, in some cases, treating common and complex gastrointestinal disorders. We also will soon open a Pediatric Emergency Department where dedicated pediatric specialists will care for our youngest patients in a child-friendly environment.  


Board of Directors

Harold J. Peterson, Chair

Jain Jacob, CPA, Treasurer

Geanette Katz, Secretary

Sister Susan Evelyn, RSM, Sponsor Rep.

Mary P. Leahy, MD, MPH, CEO Bon Secours Charity Health System

Mark Acker

Joe Allen

Heather Bowie

Jose Caseres

Angela Clarkin

Richard Clarkin, MD

Tara Cullen

Joseph DeCicco

Nicholas DeSantis

Phyllis Eig

Mill Etienne, MD, MPH, FAAN

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, PhD

Lawrence A. Garvey, Esq.

 Doug Graubard

Gayle Hirsch, Esq.

Gil Heim

Kevin Kern

George Kreis

Joseph R. Lagana

Patricia Smith Lefkowitz

Amanda Levin

Aurelius (Aury) J. Licata, AAI

Kathy Medici

James Macagna

Jessica Mitchell

Mita Pandya

Shawn Reilly

Frank Stillo

Joyce Walgrove



Irene Tsetsekos | Director of Development

Amanda Levin | Regional Director of Philanthropy

255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, New York 10901 

Based on the rise of COVID-19 cases in our area, in consultation with WMCHealth clinical and administrative leadership, we have made the decision to postpone our 2021 major in-person events this fall until 2022.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we continue to focus on the health and safety of our patients, our workforce and our community.

If you have registered for or sponsored a fall event, we are pleased to present you with one of three options: 1) you may donate your ticket/registration/sponsorship fee to WMCHealth to support our programs and services; 2) you may defer your ticket/registration/sponsorship reservation for the same 2022 event, or; 3) you may request a refund.  Please reach out to Arlette Porpiglia at for assistance.