FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104Date:
November 30, 2010
West Islip, NY – Joseph Loiacono, formerly vice president of program development for Catholic Health Services (CHS), has joined the management team at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center as a vice president of administration. In his previous role at CHS, of which Good Samaritan is a member, he had championed many important strategic initiatives. CHS is an integrated health care delivery system with six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice group and a community-based agency for persons with special needs.
Mr. Loiacono’s accomplishments include the integration of South Bay Cardiology Associates into CHS, the development of health programs for the uninsured, the coordination of the business office in Melville and he served as executive champion to the team that established the supply chain function–which saved the system millions of dollars. Before joining CHS, he held various leadership positions over a span of 24 years with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy from Long Island University and a master’s degree specializing in strategic management from Pace University.
In this new position at Good Samaritan, Mr. Loiacono is responsible for a wide scope of services such as admitting, housekeeping, nutrition and food services, the print shop, transport, grounds, biomedical engineering, plant engineering, the power plant, security, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiology. He resides in Huntington Station with his wife, Susan, and their two children.
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 95,000 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.