Regional Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital to Sponsor “STAND” San Jose

Hospital Takes the Stage to Help Raise Funds and Awareness to Reduce Homelessness Nationwide

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Regional Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital are proud to announce their sponsorship of the San Jose performances of “STAND,” a play by Jim Reyland.  The performances will raise funds and awareness for communities and organizations nationwide that work with the homeless.

The play will be performed 25 times across six cities, with each set of performances supporting a specific beneficiary dedicated to helping the homeless. Regional Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital’s sole sponsorship of the play’s San Jose appearances ensures that 100 percent of funds raised through ticket sales will be provided to the Theatre on San Pedro Square and the designated nonprofit, HomeFirst.

 “Regional Medical Center is proud to support such an artful cause to combat the issue of homelessness and to promote HomeFirst’s efforts in providing food, clothing and other necessities to Silicon Valley’s homeless community,” said Mike Johnson, president and CEO of Regional Medical Center.

“We hope the community will join Good Samaritan Hospital’s efforts to end homelessness in the Silicon Valley,” said Paul Beaupre, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “We are honored to support ‘STAND’ and its very important message.”

“STAND,” which was recently named the best new play by Nashville Scene, tells the true story of a drug-addicted homeless man named Johnny “JJ” Ellis who was saved by a Good Samaritan. It is directed by David Compton, and stars Barry Scott as “JJ” and Henry O. Arnold as the Good Samaritan.

The San Jose performances will take place at the Theatre on San Pedro Square, Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8:00 p.m., with an added matinee performance, Oct. 24 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $32 for general admission, $15 for students, and $30 for seniors.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 408-679-2330 or visit

Additional performances will take place in Nashville, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., Kansas City, Miss., Las Vegas, Nev. and San Jose, Calif., supporting organizations such as Nashville’s Room in the Inn, United Way, Nevada Homeless Alliance and beyond.

About Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365.  The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children.  Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, and an ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades' 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Healthgrades as a top performing hospital, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit:

About Good Samaritan Hospital:

Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Good Samaritan is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques.

Good Samaritan Hospital was the first of five in the country to become a Stroke Certified Hospital, and now holds the Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It is awarded with the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Good Samaritan is an accredited Chest Pain Center and a county-designated STEMI receiving center.

Readers of Bay Area Parent magazine have chosen Good Samaritan as the "Bay Area's Best Place to Have a Baby" and "Family Favorite Hospital" for over 10 years. Good Samaritan is only one of ten hospitals to be awarded four consecutive times with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Through leadership in research and adopting the latest technological and clinical practices, Good Samaritan Hospital offers excellent medical care for the people of Silicon Valley and surrounding counties.