FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: September 17, 2010
Recently, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center sponsored the 5th Annual Long Island Ducks Breast Cancer Game at Suffolk County Sports Park. Several local breast cancer organizations, along with Good Samaritan Hospital’s cancer services and community health departments, provided information to attendees. The Long Island Ducks wore special pink jerseys during the game, while the first 1,500 fans received pink T-shirts. Following the Ducks’ victory, all were treated to a Grucci fireworks display.
Pictured: (standing fifth from left) Bonnie Edsall, RN, Good Samaritan’s Breast Health Center coordinator, with breast cancer survivors.
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.