Portland, October 2nd, 2014. Laura Meier (on the left) received the 2014 Wistar Morris Award during a dinner at Montgomery Park. Honored for her generosity and significant contributions to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Meier is a founding member of the Women of Good Samaritan, which began in 1977 and remains a thriving group committed to supporting vital programs that bring hope and healing to patients. The event also raised more than $130,000 for Emergency Services at Legacy Good Samaritan.

Laura Meier with prior Wistar Morris Awardees left to right Greg Houser, Joan Strand, Laura Meier, Bishop Robert Ladehoff, Anne Barbey and Ron King

Laura Meier with prior Wistar Morris Awardees left to right
Greg Houser, Joan Strand, Laura Meier, Bishop Robert Ladehoff, Anne Barbey and Ron King

Katie Karcher shares how her life was saved at Legacy Good Samaritan

Katie Karcher shares how her life was saved at Legacy Good Samaritan

Pete Mark, Legacy Health CEO Dr. George Brown, and Antoinette Hatfield

Pete Mark, Legacy Health CEO Dr. George Brown, and Antoinette Hatfield

Campaign co-chairs Susie and Gary Eichman

Campaign co-chairs Susie and Gary Eichman

The Wistar Morris Award honors individuals who demonstrate the highest level of leadership through philanthropy and service to Good Samaritan Foundation and Legacy Good Samaritan. Named for Episcopal Bishop Wistar Morris – founder of Good Samaritan Hospital – the Wistar Morris Society recognizes individuals who care about the health of the community and give generously.

Highlights of the evening included a story by grateful patient Katie Karcher detailing her miraculous recovery from a stroke at the age of 27, as well as a keynote address on transformations of emergency care in Oregon by Jennifer Aponte, M.D., medical director of Legacy Good Samaritan’s emergency services.

From Legacy Good Samaritan:

Founded in 1875, Legacy Good Samaritan is a nationally acclaimed, full-service medical center with renowned doctors in heart care, transplants, cancer care, eye disease, neurology, ophthalmology, weight-loss surgery, rehabilitation and more. To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health’s hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

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