Cardinal Timothy Dolan was welcomed by Bon Secours Charity Health System at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center on Monday, September 22nd.
The Cardinal spent the morning touring the hospital and visiting with patients, before taking part in an outdoor ceremony for all— including hospital officials and employees, the public, sponsors, media and area religious organizations. The Cardinal spoke, reflected, and offered blessings for the system’s healthcare ministry.
Prior to the Cardinal’s arrival, the crowd of over 500 was entertained by the Pearl River High School Glee Club. In addition, the American Heart Association honored Sean and Connor Meigh for saving their father’s life after performing CPR.
“This is an event we have spent considerable time planning, and we are very excited,” said Mary P. Leahy, MD and CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “We believe the Cardinal’s visit was inspirational for our healthcare system and our community.”
“As the only remaining Catholic healthcare system in the region, this visit has special meaning,” said Leahy. “It celebrates the ministry we all dedicate ourselves to every day.”