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Bob & Betty Waltz Named FMH's 2016 Good Samaritans of the Year

05-24-2016
Robert F. Waltz, accepting on behalf of his father Bob Waltz, addressing the crowd at the awards ceremony.

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.

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.”

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