Contact:  Colleen Valdini,
Public & External Affairs Manager 
Theresa Jacobellis,
Director, Public & External Affairs
Phone:   (631) 376-4104   

Date:           June 6, 2012

West Islip, NY – Members of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Community Health Team recently shared a day of fun and learning with Town of Islip residents at the Islip Street Fair. Experts from radiology, perinatal education, child life, cancer services, palliative care, physical therapy, the laboratory and other disciplines were on hand to share their knowledge and skills to safeguard the well-being of the surrounding communities. Hundreds of local residents attended and received free screenings and informational flyers and brochures.

Good Samaritan Hospital Perinatal Educator Eileen Tobin, RN and Ambulatory Surgery Unit Nurse Linda Rivera, RN.


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 nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2011.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

Good Samaritan provided more than $43 million in community service and charity care in 2011.  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.