Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb presented Good Samaritan with the Governor’s Century Business Award.
The ceremony, held Thursday at the Indiana Statehouse, recognized 65 Indiana companies for their longevity and service to their employees, community and the state.
Good Samaritan was founded 111 years ago as the state’s first county-owned hospital. This is the first year, in the award’s 28-year history, that non-profit organizations like Good Samaritan were eligible to be recognized.
The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service.
“Good Samaritan has been a staple in our community for 111 years,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO. “Our organization’s longevity is an example of the dedication we have to providing the best care to everyone that walks in our doors. From 1908 when Good Samaritan first opened to now, and into the future, we strive to remain a leader in health care for the communities we serve.”
Good Samaritan’s Chief Nursing Officer, Karen Haak, accepted the award on the hospital’s behalf during the ceremony.