FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: August 13, 2010
Sayville, NY – Teriann Cronin, LMSW, LNHA, was recently promoted to administrator for Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Ms. Cronin brings more than 10 years of health care experience as a licensed medical social worker and, most recently, as assistant administrator for the nursing home. She is known as a professional committed to the residents and staff and has developed excellent relationships with community members.
In her role as administrator, Ms. Cronin will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the 100-bed nursing home. Good Samaritan Nursing Home is a skilled nursing facility in Sayville that provides the highest level of specialized and individualized medical and nursing care for the adult and geriatric population. It is a hospital-based nursing facility licensed by the New York state Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission offering the full range of technological support and services of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Specialized programs include personalized care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, fall safety program, dementia program, wound care, recreational therapy, psychological services, dental services, interfaith spiritual services and an onsite certified nursing assistant training program. An interdisciplinary team approach is emphasized, to meet the needs of each resident.
Ms. Cronin holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology from Sacred Heart University and a master’s in social work from Fordham University. She worked at St. Joseph’s College and at Good Samaritan Nursing Home to successfully become licensed as a nursing home administrator.
For more information about Good Samaritan Nursing Home, please call (631) 376-4444.
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 more than 30,000 patient admissions and more than 100,000 emergency room visits in 2009. 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 $54 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.