MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Holds Special Mass for the Reaffirmation of Catholic Tradition
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital will reaffirm its Catholic tradition at a special mass on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the hospital’s Chapel.
November 5, 2015
Baltimore—(Nov. 5, 2015)—MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital will reaffirm its Catholic tradition at a special mass, presided by Archbishop William E. Lori of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the hospital’s Chapel. One of only five remaining hospitals affiliated with the Archdiocese, MedStar Good Samaritan’s Catholic identity is fundamental in the hospital’s mission to provide spiritual support through all aspects of health care.
Archbishop Lori will join Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden, Father Guy Kagere, director of Pastoral Care at MedStar Good Samaritan, members of the MedStar Good Samaritan leadership team, and physicians and nurses, in a celebration to restate and reaffirm the faith-based tradition for which the hospital was established.
Founded in 1968 through a gift from the estate of devout Catholic and Baltimore businessman Thomas J. O’Neill, today its Catholic principals remain a staple in the hospital’s daily operation. The Chapel at MedStar Good Samaritan offers a peaceful place for worship for patients, visitors and associates. Catholic Mass is celebrated in the Chapel, and can also be viewed live on televisions in patient rooms. Morning and evening prayer are also broadcast daily throughout the hospital. In addition, the availability of sacraments is an essential aspect to fulfilling the spiritual needs of patients and their families. Holy Communion is offered daily, and the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are available upon request.
To learn more about pastoral care at MedStar Good Samaritan, click here.
About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore. MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties, and has more than 130,000 patient visits annually. The hospital has Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and has been the winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four consecutive years. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.
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