Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (Portland, Ore.). In 1875, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center was founded as Good Samaritan Hospital by the Rev. B. Wistar Morris, who came from Philadelphia to become the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon. He believed that caring for he sick was "eminently Christian work" and raised money to build the hospital.   

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Centerl FactsLegacy Good Samaritan Medical Center was established with 25 beds but no electricity nor elevators. Cows in a pasture behind the hospital provided milk for patients and staff. The hospital has come quite a ways from these humble beginnings, driving medical breakthroughs for the area. The hospital is a pioneer for organ transplantation: Its physicians have performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants since 1999 and marked a milestone when they performed the state's first transplant on a recipient with HIV.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center as the No. 2 hospital in Oregon in 2013-14. The hospital also received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer in 2013 for the second time in a row. That award puts Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center's Cancer Institute among the top 10 percent of cancer programs across the country.

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center Portland

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