Dear Prospective Residency
Applicant. As President & Chief
Executive Officer of the Good Samaritan Health System, I am pleased to express
my heartfelt support for our Family Medicine Residency Program.
I join Dr. Sheffield, the faculty and staff in inviting you to earnestly
consider the benefits that our program and hospital have to offer
The Good Samaritan Hospital
is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit 172 bed community hospital that cares for a
community of nearly 135,000 people. We offer the most up-to-date acute care
services to patients and we are proud to be home to one of the nation's best cardiovascular programs. In our emergency department we see
almost 50,000 people per year. We also offer comprehensive rehabilitative and
preventive health services. The hospital is financially stable with a secure
long-range plan to ensure its continued prosperity.
The program's strengths are
numerous. The size of our residency program is just right to provide a balanced
blend of personalized educational attention and substantial peer interaction.
The size of our hospital is ideal, balancing rich patient care experiences with
access to a full range of services including our spacious OR suite, open-heart surgical unit and state-of-the-art cardiac cath and electrophysiology labs.
The patient population is socially and economically diverse, spanning urban to
rural landscapes and representing numerous different cultures. The backbone of
the residency is the faculty who are dedicated to ensuring a rich educational
environment for the residents. The strong academic support of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is remarkable.
The relationship between
hospital and residency program should be a vitally important factor in your
selection process. I am proud to say that the Good Samaritan Health System
recognizes and embraces the many valuable contributions that our residency
program brings to this community.
If you wish to immerse
yourself in a challenging and rewarding environment, I encourage you to visit
our program and experience our dedication to excellence in education and patient
President & CEO
Good Samaritan Health System