Los Angeles (March 8, 2018) --Good Samaritan Hospital received a $21 million
gift from Charles T. Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Mr.
Munger has served as chairman of the board of trustees at Good Samaritan
Hospital for the past 31 years. The gift will support the emergency department
expansion project and address seismic improvements to the hospital facilities.
"We are so grateful for the leadership Mr. Munger demonstrates daily.
This gift is a marvelous acknowledgement of his commitment to our patients,
physicians, staff, volunteers, and to the Good Samaritan Hospital community
in Los Angeles,” said Andrew B. Leeka, president and CEO of Good
According to Mr. Munger, “Those of us who have been very fortunate
have a duty to give back.” Mr. Munger focuses his philanthropic
efforts on three or four public causes that are important to him and where
he feels he can make the greatest impact.
The emergency department project will include the expansion of the waiting
area and increase the number of patient beds from 12 to 24 beds. This
expansion will ensure that Good Samaritan Hospital remains at the forefront
of providing quality health care services for the people of Los Angeles.