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West Islip, NY - MaryEllen Weber, MBA, CTR, was recently promoted to director of cancer registry services for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and cancer registry consultant for St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center-two eastern hospitals within Catholic Health Services.  Weber joined Good Samaritan in 1994 as a registrar and was promoted to supervisor in the Cancer Registry Department.

Among Weber's many accomplishments is coordinating the hospital's successful application to attain accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for the third consecutive time.  She also is responsible for facilitating the designation process for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).   Good Samaritan is one of only three facilities on Long Island to earn NAPBC accreditation.  In addition, she has contributed her efforts and enthusiasm to Good Samaritan Hospital's annual Cancer Survivor's Day celebration.

Good Samaritan is a leading resource for cancer patients and their families, offering the most advanced medical technology and professional resources available today.  Good Samaritan uses a multidisciplinary team approach, focusing entirely on the patient's health.  This provides the most effective tools to fight cancer-whether it is determining risk factors, prevention education, early detection, cancer therapy or support resources.

In addition to having her certification in tumor registry, Weber received a bachelor of science degree in health administration and a master's in business administration from St. Joseph's College.  She resides in East Islip with her husband, Bob, and family.

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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 2011.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.

Good Samaritan provided more than $43 million in community service and charity care in 2011.  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.