Norman E. “Bob” Waltz and Betty Waltz were named Frederick
Memorial Hospital’s 2016 Good Samaritans of the Year at a recognition
event on May 19th for some of the hospital’s most generous benefactors.
First presented in 1991, the FMH Good Samaritan of the Year award recognizes
individuals whose lives have demonstrated “actions or achievements
that have substantially advanced patient care, the economic health the
hospital or the physical safety of its patients and personnel,”
as well as a selfless commitment to improving the quality of life in the
entire Frederick community.
Award recipient Mrs. Betty Waltz and her son Robert F. Waltz, accepting
on behalf of his father Bob Waltz, are presented with the Good Samaritan
of the Year Award from Frederick Regional Health System President &
CEO Tom Kleinhanzl.
Mr. and Mrs. Waltz were presented with the award in honor of their nearly
six decades of community volunteerism and philanthropy. Longtime members
of the hospital’s Order of the Good Samaritan, the Waltzes have
made leadership gifts to various capital campaigns and served on Development
Council and Auxiliary committees. In addition to their longtime support
of FMH, the Waltzes were also recognized for their support of the Calvary
United Methodist Church, Goodwill Industries of the Monocacy Valley, the
YMCA and the Community Foundation of Frederick County.
“This year marks the 26th year that the hospital has honored local men and women with our Good Samaritan
of the Year Award,” said local businessman and FMH Special Gifts
Committee Chair Daniel Schiffman. “Each recipient has approached
service and philanthropy in a different way, but all have demonstrated
an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life in Frederick
County. With their long legacy of volunteerism and philanthropy, Bob and
Betty Waltz are noteworthy additions to this esteemed group.”