For many the access to quality healthcare like regular check-ups and exams, prenatal care, dental visits, health education and counseling all seem, though sometimes burdensome, a necessity to living a well balanced life. Too often however families must make a choice between the basics of food and shelter or preventive healthcare that could not only change their lives, but many times save them.
The Good Samaritan Health Center exists to remove the burden of that decision from families, creating a place where they can receive the highest quality care without sacrificing the basic necessities of life. Good Sam serves individuals and families who have the least access to healthcare and are at the highest risk of having serious health issues remain undiagnosed and untreated.
The Center offers medical, dental, health education, mental health, and social services. Patients pay on a reduced sliding fee scale based on income and household size with the remaining costs provided by donations. At The Good Samaritan Health Center, the entire family receives quality healthcare in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.
Your purpose and calling in life is often described as the place where your greatest passion meets the worlds deepest needs. For Dr. Bill Warren this idea led to his life calling, and utlimately the founding of The Good Samaritan Health Center.
In 1995, Dr. Bill Warren began to feel God stir in his heart to meet the needs of people in the City of Atlanta with his greatest passion, healthcare. Leaving his successful pedatric practice in Sandy Springs, Dr. Warren began serving “the least of these” out of a spare room in a local Church. As often happens when people begin partnering with God in His mission, things began to grow rapidly and quickly outgrew Dr. Warrens capacity. Therefor in 1998 The Good Samaritan Health Center was formed and opened for service in 1999 in downtown Atlanta with a staff of eight and a handful of volunteers.
The growth wasn’t over however for the team of Good Sam and the work they were doing in Atlanta. So, after 10 years of growth and service in downtown Atlanta, The Center relocated to an expanded facility on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in 2009. A full-time staff of 40 and 400 volunteers work together to provide high quality medical, dental, mental health, specialty, and health education services to individuals and families in Atlanta that could not otherwise afford it.
As we continue to grow and expand our services to better impact those who need it most in Atlanta, we are encouraged by the constant support from individuals, corporations, Churches, families and grants that help us fulfill our mission of bringing quality healthcare to people who otherwise would never be able to afford it. Considering partnering with us and being a part of the next chapters of the Good Sam Story.
Jeffrey P. Adams, Finance Committee Chair
Retired Attorney and Investment Advisor
Edwin Bryant, Finance Committee
Dan F. Callahan, M.D.
Pulmonologist, Northside Hospital
Madison F. Cole, Jr., Development Committee Chair & Finance Committee
Executive Headmaster of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Wesleyan School
Chairman/CEO, ITR of Georgia, Inc.
William Hoyt, Finance Committee
President, Good Sam’s Women’s Auxiliary
S. Douglas King, Finance Committee
President, American Roofing Sales
Kirk M. McAlpin, Jr.
Attorney at Law, Cushing, Morris, Armbruster, & Montgomery, LLP
Managing Broker, McWhirter Realty Partners
Kathryn B. Miller, Finance Committee
Bridges Properties, Inc.
John F. Morgan, Jr.
President, South Coast Commercial
Keri Norri, PHD, MPH, MCHES
Chief of Health Policy & Administration
The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority
Chief Financial Officer, MyCelx Technologies
Glenn D. Warren, Board Chair & Finance Committee
President, Warren Capital Corp.
William C. Warren, IV, M.D., Finance Committee
Founder & Pediatrician, Good Samaritan Health Center
James Wellman, M.D., ABSM
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Center of Georgia
Doug Williams, Finance Committee
CEO, Atlantic Capital Bank
Founder, Head of School, Peace Preparatory Academy