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Good Samaritan Hospital Throws Free 50th Birthday Bash for Santa Clara County Community at Santana Row on September 19th

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Good Samaritan Hospital is celebrating 50 years of providing the community with award-winning compassionate care. In recognition of this milestone and to help kick off the next 50 years, Good Samaritan Hospital is inviting its patients, friends and neighbors to a full day Birthday Bash September 19 at Santana Row. The free event welcomes people of all ages and takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Over the past 50 years more than 100,000 babies have taken their first breath at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 2014, 3,593 babies were welcomed into the Good Samaritan Hospital family. The hospital is also proud of its comprehensive stroke center, accredited cancer center, emergency care and other specialty services.

"The occasion of our 50th anniversary is a time to celebrate all of the outstanding individuals at Good Samaritan Hospital who treat each patient uniquely, with empathy and with the best that medicine has to offer," said Paul Beaupré, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. "It is also an opportunity to honor the patients we've cared for throughout the years. We want to give back and say thank you to the community for allowing our roots here to grow and continue to flourish."

The 50th Birthday Bash includes activities for the whole family on two stages. The main stage will feature musical entertainment spanning the decades from Motown and classic rock to modern hits. Between sets, Bollywood dancers will take the stage and put on a live show and offer dance lessons to attendees. The Children's Pavilion will have kid-friendly live entertainment, safety checks such as fingerprinting and car seat inspections, and other special kids' activities including face painting, interactive contests, a chance to meet first responders and photo opportunities.

Attendees can also visit the Learning Lounge to enjoy cooking demos from Santana Row's top chefs, Qigong focused breathing and posture techniques led by instructors, CPR classes and Health Chats with Good Samaritan physicians and staff. A shopping passport with discounts to Santana Row shops and restaurants will also be handed out at the event with exclusive Birthday Bash-only offers.

The event is free and open to the entire community.

For more information, please visit: http://www.goodsamsanjose.com

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary serving the Silicon Valley community. Since 1965, the 474 bed acute care hospital with the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California, has been a leader in cutting-edge treatment technologies in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, and advanced cardiology. Good Samaritan has continually been recognized nationally for quality and safety, earning such recognitions as an "A" from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety and Top Performer status from The Joint Commission. In addition to being voted a "Family Favorite" hospital for more than ten years, it is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times, and has one of only seven Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the state. For more information visit, www.goodsamsanjose.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Allison Everman allison.everman@hcahealthcare.com 408-559-2407

Source:Good Samaritan Hospital