Diocese of Rockville Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
Christine Hendriks,
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104

Date:  September 3, 2010


MEDIA ADVISORY


What:   Free Community Event:

Stroke:  Risk and Warning Signs with the Stroke Unit Team
Melissa Tajada, RN, C Unit, Susan Ardilio, RD, DDN, CDE, Nutrition and Food Services, Kelly Lind, PT, Physical Therapy

Where:  2nd Floor Annex Conference Room

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, 1000 Montauk Hwy., West Islip

When:  Thursday, September 23, 7:00 pm
        

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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 more than 30,000 patient admissions and more than 100,000 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.