FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: November 3, 2010
West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, along with St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital offered two free breast cancer seminars. The events were held at the Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park, sponsored by Long Island Radio Group, and Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown, sponsored by WALK Radio. Attendees at both events were eager to learn about the latest diagnostic and treatment options.
As a leader in the fight against breast cancer, Good Samaritan was proud to collaborate with the WALK for Women’s Breast Cancer Fund and the Long Island Radio Group’s Radio for a Cure campaign. This year, to promote breast cancer awareness and also to address the many questions relating to the disease, Good Samaritan, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and St. Charles hospitals, all members of Catholic Health Services, partnered to bring the latest information to Long Islanders. Entitled, “Breast Cancer—Confused?”, these events featured experts from each facility discussing topics such as screening, early detection and imaging, myths and facts about surgery and reconstruction, overall risks, lifestyle, the role of heredity, patient navigation and nutrition.
Good Samaritan continues to provide the community with the highest quality in care and award-winning services. As one of the first facilities on Long Island to be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, Good Samaritan is dedicated to providing comprehensive, positive, patient-focused care and support. The medical center has received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and is also the third facility in New York state to be granted three-year/full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
For more information on Good Samaritan Hospital’s breast cancer services, please call (631) 376-4444.
Pictured (L-R): Jim Condron, general manager WALK radio, Christine Hendriks, vice president of public and external affairs, Good Samaritan Hospital and K.T. Mills, afternoon drive personality on WALK radio.
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.