FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: April 21, 2011
West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and Pronto of Long Island are community partners in health and wellness fairs, providing free screenings, lectures on cardiology, cancer, orthopaedics, neurology and other topics, and educational information free of charge to raise awareness in the community.
Saturday, June 4
Lecture on cardiology with Good Samaritan Hospital affiliated physician Gonzalo Saravi, MD, at Pronto of Long Island, 128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore.
Saturday, August 6
Lecture on diabetes with Good Samaritan Hospital Program Coordinator for Diabetes Care Ellen Chowdhury, RN, at Pronto of Long Island, 128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore.
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.