Good Samaritan Hospital to Mark Building Milestone

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Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes is set to host a topping out ceremony Thursday to mark progress on a major portion of a more than $100 million project. The event will center around the hospital's new five-story Gibault Memorial patient pavilion. January 7, 2013

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Good Samaritan Hospital will celebrate a significant milestone in its $109 million BEACON Project with a steel topping out ceremony on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The event will mark the completion of the structural steel construction for the hospital's new patient pavilion, Gibault Memorial. Distinguished guests, colleagues, community members and friends of Good Samaritan Hospital will gather for the ceremony in Eva Hill Auditorium in the Health Pavilion.

A long-standing tradition in the construction industry, a steel topping out ceremony is celebrated when a project's final piece of steel is placed on the building’s highest point. Staff, volunteers, physicians, patients and visitors are invited to sign the beam located by the Health Pavilion lobby and the Healing Garden prior to its installation. The white beam will be hoisted atop the 200,000 square foot, five-story tower Thursday morning, completing the steel erection of the new patient pavilion.

The BEACON Project includes the construction of the new Gibault Memorial, a redesign of key health care service areas, upgrade of the hospitals critical engineering systems, and demolition of the current Memorial, Gibault and Willis buildings; all to be completed by December 31, 2016. The new building will enhance patient care by providing one stop shopping with the hospital's five centers of excellence all within the new pavilion. All patient services will be conveniently located for better patient access with an aim toward an efficient patient experience.

"Good Samaritan Hospital continuously strives to be a world-class institution," stated Rob McLin, President and CEO. "We are not only celebrating the topping out of our new patient pavilion, but also our journey to excellence. The changes to come will allow for future growth in our services, increase our recruitment of the best physicians and support our constant progression to be the leader in health care."

The topping out ceremony will be on January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Eva Hill Auditorium on the third floor of the Health Pavilion. Key members of the community will speak and refreshments will follow the celebration.ABOUT GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

Good Samaritan Hospital, Knox County’s largest employer, is licensed for 232 in-house patients. Annually, Good Samaritan Hospital has more than 458,000 outpatient visits and an additional 35,950 plus visits to its emergency room. The hospital offers a wide scope of medical services. From thoracic surgery to the birth of a baby, this growing health care provider balances quality patient care with preventive education to fulfill its mission. Consistently ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation in patient satisfaction, Good Samaritan Hospital provides a superb level of care while maintaining fiscal integrity and expanding facilities to meet the needs of the community. For more information, visit

Mission: Provide excellent health care and promote healing through trusting relationships.

Vision: To be recognized as the regional center of excellence for health care.

Source: Good Samaritan Hospital