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One Night,
One Diamond
Virtual Event

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Congratulations to the winners from Samaritan Auxiliary’s
One Night, One Diamond Virtual Event.

Samaritan Auxiliary’s 20th Annual “One Night, One Diamond” was celebrated virtually, honoring all Samaritan Staff, on Saturday, March 26th. Proceeds from this year’s event will purchase an ultraviolet disinfection device used in advanced terminal sanitization of rooms. The proceeds will also support the purchase of Sleep Diagnostic Systems for the Samaritan Sleep Lab in order to update this state-of-the-art equipment. Learn more about the entire event and all sponsors by visiting the event webpage.

The Samaritan Auxiliary recognizes that this past year presented a series of challenges for all of you, our Samaritan Caregivers, and you have stepped up to those challenges and worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the community.  Your efforts have been nothing short of exceptionally caring, thoughtful, dedicated, and compassionate. On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22nd and 23rd the Samaritan Auxiliary distributed 2330 cookies containing a heartfelt Message of Gratitude to share the appreciation of the Auxiliary, event sponsors, donors, and the community to all staff for the exceptional care they provide to patients in their time of need and especially during the incredibly challenging times experienced this past year. To everyone in the Samaritan Health System we wanted to say – THANK YOU for what you do!

Donors had an opportunity to honor a staff member or department with their gifts.  The following are the Samaritan Caregivers that have been honored to date:

All Samaritan Staff
Emergency Department
Kim Smith, RN
Dr. Asim Kichloo, Hospitalist
Acute Rehab Unit
Mr. Chris Phinney RN, Operating Room
SKH Recreation Therapy
Dr. David Rechlin
SMC Physical Therapy
Samaritan’s Center for Women and Children
Kaitlyn Clark, SMC PT
Karen Jobson – Emergency Department
Shirley – ICU Nurse
Monika Docteur – Samaritan Home Health
Dr. Kenya Cain
Pain Management Clinic
Infection Prevention
Emergency Department and Radiology Department Physicians, APPs,
RN’s, Technicians, Radiology Special Assistants, and Staff

As another way to honor you, all Samaritan employees were entered into a drawing for an opportunity to win the lab grown, 1-carat diamond donated by Cook’s Jewelers; a two-night getaway package donated by Lake Placid’s Mirror Lake Inn and $25 AAA Visa Card; a one-night getaway package donated by 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton; a one night stay for two in the Royal Suite donated by Singer Castle; and a $75 gift certificate and a gift bag with a stethoscope and other essentials donated by The Scrub Hub. The drawing also included donated restaurant gift certificates. The event featured video messages to Samaritan Caregivers from members of the community that wished to step forward and share their heartfelt words of gratitude.  We also heard from Dr. David Rechlin about the Sleep Diagnostic Systems that the proceeds of this event are supporting the Samaritan Sleep Lab.

For questions, please contact event chairperson, Irene, at