MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Names George D. Farley Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration

resized-for-Newsroom-Farley_George-2015Baltimore—(December 11, 2015)—MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has named George D. Farley the new Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration. With over 34 years of experience in nursing clinical operations and administration, and as a devout Catholic, Farley will further enhance the faith-based tradition for which the hospital was established.

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. 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.

In this new role, beginning Nov. 30, Farley will oversee campus faith-based initiatives and ensure hospital compliance to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare. Farley will also serve as liaison to the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Joining the MedStar Health system over 26 years ago, Farley most recently served as director of Work Force Initiatives at MedStar Good Samaritan. A division of the Human Resources department, Farley provided oversight for a range of services including patient representation, acting as a liaison between staff and patients; and organizational development, providing direct interventions in situations effecting unit and department operations. Farley was also responsible for the education and training of all new associates and provided direct management of the Volunteer department and hospital auxiliary.

Farley has displayed progressive growth as a transformational leader throughout his tenure at MedStar. He began his career in the system in 1989, as assistant nursing coordinator the Geriatric Specialty Unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He became clinical administrator in 1999 before joining MedStar Good Samaritan in 2003 as assistant director of Nursing. Farley rose through the ranks to director of Patient Services and director of Nursing Support Services, before transitioning to his role as director of Work Force Development in 2012.

Prior to MedStar, Farley served various nursing roles at Veterans Administration Health System.

Farley holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a master’s degree in Allied Health Sciences and Administration from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. 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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MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Holds Special Mass for the Reaffirmation of Catholic Tradition

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.

Media Contact

Megan Lutz 
410-554-2781
[email protected]