Area residents seeking relief from the extreme temperatures are being invited by St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc. to make use of the heated public areas at both campuses, St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
Individuals may utilize the patient/main entrance lobby, lounges and cafeteria at both facilities as warming sites. This is an open invitation through the duration of the extreme cold.
According to Rose Aldag-McVey, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan spokesperson, when the temperature and wind chill reach excessive lows people need to be able to stay warm. She says it is important to realize that extreme cold can be dangerous and they hope people will take advantage of the offer.