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CONTACT: Gina Irwin
Manager Community Relations
CHS Continuing Care

November 18, 2011

Smithtown, NY 11787 – St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center honored their veterans with an event that included a visit from Suffolk County Legislator John Kennedy. Legislator Kennedy spoke to the veterans representing WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and thanked each one of them individually for their service to the country, including patient Frank Mannino.  Frank was enlisted out of high school at 18 years old and served as a cook for the Army.  In his first year of service he was sent to the battlefield everyday by helicopter to feed the troops. During Frank’s second year of service he worked in the mess hall on the base as a cook and served the soldiers that were returning from battle. The event also included a touching power point that listed all of the residents who had served in the military- their branch of service and the war they served in


Photo Caption: Frank Mannino shakes Legislator Kennedy’s Hand during the Veterans Day tribute.

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.