Eagle ScoutSmithtown, NY 11787 – Brendan Sweeney, a senior at St. Anthony’s High School, Huntington and a member of Boy Scout Troop 111 in Smithtown completed his Eagle Project at St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center.  As part of Brendan’s project he constructed a waterfall and memorial garden to honor the lives of all the residents who have lived at St. Catherine’s. Brendan commented, “It was a tremendous honor for me to be able to do this project for St. Catherine’s because I wanted to give back to Catholic Health Services who had done so much for my family after the loss of my father.”  The residents and staff are very thankful and appreciative of Brendan’s generosity and are enjoying this beautiful waterfall project.
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:  or call 631-870-3444.


Photo Caption from left to right: Michael Quartararo, VP Long-Term Care, Theresa Maynard, Nursing Home Chaplin, Brendan Sweeney, Eagle Scout, Father Fred Hill, Campus Chaplin, Heather Reynolds, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Sr. Patricia McDonnell, Director of Pastoral Care, Sally Romagnano, Resident Council Vice President


For more than 10 years, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center has been a trusted health care resource. St. Catherine’s is located on 110 acres on the north shore of Long Island in Smithtown. The campus is comprised of a 558-bed, not-for-profit hospital (including 240 nursing home beds), a 298-unit senior housing facility and a medical office building. St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is a member of Catholic Health Services.

St. Catherine of Siena provides approximately $10 million in community outreach and charity care each year. The Medical Center’s community activities include a variety of lectures, screenings, health fairs, blood drives and other programs

CONTACT: Gina Irwin
               Manager Community Relations
               CHS Continuing Care