St. Catherine of Siena Nursing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

CONTACT: Gina Irwin
Manager Community Relations
June 21, 2011                                          
CHS Continuing Care
631-465-6433            

Smithtown, NY – On May 19, 2011, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center held their Healthcare Career Exploration and Internship Program graduation ceremony.  This is a program which was partnered with Commack and Smithtown High Schools.  27 students received a half a health credit through participation in a fourteen week lecture series in healthcare careers.  The students were given hands on experiences as well as industry information in various departments including nursing, pharmacy, physicians, dieticians and laboratory.  The cultivation of future healthcare professionals as well as community outreach initiatives is an important part of St. Catherine’s mission.

 

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 5-star rated long-term care facility of choice in northwestern Suffolk County, and is well known in the health care community throughout Suffolk and Nassau for its excellence and for the dedication of its staff and volunteers. Services include: 120 beds providing long-term care for the senior and chronically-impaired population, a  40-bed secure unit for residents challenged by Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, up to 80 beds for sub-acute care, including short-term orthopedic and medical rehabilitation, 24-hour nursing care, nutritional care planned by registered dieticians, licensed physical and occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation programs, geriatric social workers, pastoral care for residents of all faiths; and partnership with Good Shepherd Hospice to offer terminally-ill residents palliative care. For more information about the services at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center, please visit: http://chsli.org  or call 631-870-3444.


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