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James A. Oakey, former president of Good Samaritan Hospital and Mercy High School board member, dies

James A. Oakey, former president of Good Samaritan Hospital and Mercy High School board member, dies

James A. Oakey, former president of Good Samaritan Hospital who led its merger into the Helix Health System, died June 13 at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia from complications after brain surgery.

The Marriottsville resident was 83.

“Mr. Oakey was truly the face of Good Samaritan Hospital, and under his leadership grew the campus facilities to what we see today. … He had a vision that our campus would be an anchor for our community to access quality health care,” said Brad Chambers, president of MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals and senior vice president of MedStar Health, in a statement.

Mr. Oakey had also served as a member and former chairman...

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