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Jeanne Donlevy Arnold

Jeanne Donlevy Arnold

Nurse and Philanthropist

Retired Senior Vice President for Patient-Care Services
Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA

Biographical Information:

Mrs. Arnold is a nurse who held leadership positions at various hospitals in central Pennsylvania before retiring as vice president of patient care at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. Her husband is Ed Arnold, retired CEO of Arnold Industries, a transportation and logistics company. The Arnolds are well known for their philanthropy, and at Penn State Hershey, Jeanne and Ed have been strong supporters of many departments and initiatives, including nursing, dermatology, cancer genetics research, Children’s Miracle Network, Four Diamonds, and the Children’s Hospital Building Campaign, just to name a few. 
In 2007, they helped to establish the Hummingbird Program, a special palliative care program that provides comprehensive support for children with complex, life-limiting medical conditions and their families. In 2009, Jeanne and Ed were named Penn State Philanthropists of the Year, and they were later recognized as honorary alumni in 2013.

Jeanne has also been active in the community and at Lebanon Valley College where she has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2013. She serves as the vice chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and is a member of the Marketing and Enrollment Committee. In 2013, Jeanne received the Silver Buffalo Award, a distinctive honor awarded to more than a dozen U.S. presidents. Jeanne is the first woman to be named to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

A native of Rhode Island, she is a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College in Maine where she was also a master's candidate in health services administration.

During the course of her career, Jeanne held various administrative positions in healthcare, including assistant director of nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster; director of nursing and chief operating officer at Ephrata Community Hospital; and chief operating officer at Community General Hospital, Reading. She retired from her medical career as senior vice president for patient-care services at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Jeanne is a tireless advocate for children, education, and healthcare issues. In 2005, she was named Citizen of the Year by the Lebanon Daily News, and in 2007, she received the Lebanon Valley College Founders Day Award in honor of her many years of community service to the residents of central Pennsylvania.

She has served or serves in leadership positions on numerous charitable and educational boards, including Lebanon Family Health Services, The Alliance Project, Cornwall Manor (chair, Development Committee), Penn State Children's Hospital at the Hershey Medical Center, United Way of Lebanon County, Lebanon Community Library, WITF, Lebanon Community Health Council, and is joining the board of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, among many others. Additionally, Jeanne is receiving an honorary doctorate in humanities from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.


St. Joseph's College in Maine, BS
St. Joseph's College in Maine, master's candidate in health services administration

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