has announced a $21 million gift from longtime board chair Charles T. Munger.
The gift from the vice chair of Berkshire Hathaway will support an expansion of the hospital's emergency department and seismic improvements to its facilities. The former will include an expansion of the ER waiting area and an increase in the number of patient beds from twelve to twenty-four.
"Those of us who have been very fortunate have a duty to give back,” said Munger, who has served as the hospital's board chair for thirty-one years.
"We are so grateful for the leadership Mr. Munger demonstrates daily," said Andrew B. Leeka, president and CEO of Good Samaritan. "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."