Good Samaritan Medical Center (West Palm Beach, Florida)

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Good Samaritan Medical Center (West Palm Beach)
Geography
Location West Palm Beach , Florida, Florida, United States
Coordinates 26°43′31″N 80°3′6″W / 26.72528°N 80.05167°W / 26.72528; -80.05167Coordinates: 26°43′31″N 80°3′6″W / 26.72528°N 80.05167°W / 26.72528; -80.05167
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 333
History
Founded 1920
Links
Website [1]
Lists Hospitals in Florida

Good Samaritan Medical Center or Good Samaritan Hospital is a 333-bed acute care hospital located in West Palm Beach, FL.

History[edit]

The hospital opened in May 1920,[1] replacing "Emergency Hospital" (which dated from about 1914), with 35 beds located on 12th street near the lakefront.[2][3][4] (now Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard) and Dixie Highway. Dr. William Ernest Van Landingham (1879-1973), a recent arrival and then secretary of the one-year-old Palm Beach County Medical Society, was a co-founder and the first administrator.[5]

The Victor W. Farris Building was completed in 1988. Another building is called Flagler Waterway.[citation needed] A brick building next to Burger King has been abandoned.

In 2001, Tenet Healthcare acquired the hospital (along with St. Mary's Hospital, also located in the county).[6]

In 2009, the Hospital celebrated its 90th anniversary.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (17 May 2010). This week in history: Good Samaritan Hospital opens in West Palm Beach, historicpalmbeach.com
  2. ^ West Palm Beach: 1893 to 1950, p. 79 (2006)
  3. ^ Palm Beach past: the best of "Post time", p. 109 (2006)
  4. ^ Around Boynton Beach, p. 80 (2006)
  5. ^ "Palm Beach County History Online - Hospitals". Palm Beach County History Online. Historical Society of Palm Beach County. 2009. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  6. ^ (30 June 2001). PAPERWORK ALL SIGNED FOR SALE OF GOOD SAMARITAN, ST. MARY'S, Palm Beach Post
  7. ^ (19 May 2010). Good Samaritan Medical Center celebrates its 90th anniversary, The Palm Beach Post

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