FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104Date:
December 16, 2010
A recent movie night benefit held at the Patchogue Theater raised funds for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s breast health services. At the event a proclamation was presented in recognition of Good Samaritan Hospital’s excellence in breast health services by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy. As one of the first facilities on Long Island to be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, Good Samaritan is dedicated to providing comprehensive, positive, patient-focused care and support. The medical center has received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and is also the third facility in New York state to be granted three-year/full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Pictured (L-R): Good Samaritan’s Annemarie Loeschner, RN, and Bonnie Edsall, RN, with Ms. Senior America Gail King, Mickey B of Mickey’s Entertainment and Promotions, and Good Samaritan’s Kenneth Long, vice president, medical staff administration.
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.