FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: March 9, 2011
West Islip, NY – Recently, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center hosted a celebration for community members who have generously donated blood. Long Island Blood Services offers an incentive of Advantage points — redeemable for electronics, apparel, gourmet foods, gift cards and much more — to those who donate blood or platelets. Points can be traded in for items or donated to charity. Anyone interested in participating may give blood at Good Samaritan Hospital. For more information on upcoming blood drives, please call (631) 376-4444.
Pictured (L-R): Kelliann Incandela, Eileen O’Connor, Edward Raven, Rose Marie Wertz, Edna Martin, Donna Martinez and Barbara Schneck
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2010. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan provides more than $49 million in community service and charity care each year. The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.