Diocese of Rockville Centre

Good Samaritan Hospital



Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
Christine Hendriks,
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104

Date:           November 26, 2010


West Islip, NY – Junior Girl Scout Troop 1100 from Copiague donated a basket filled with infant necessities for the first baby girl born at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center on October 31, 2010.   On that date back in 1860, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, was born.   Each year, this troop of fourth graders donates clothing and a gift basket.

Junior Girl Scout Troop 1100 from Copiague

Pictured (L-R), standing:  Lynn Antonawich, RN, nurse manager, Natia Harvey, Alexa Langan, Melinda Harris, Nyree Bussie, Madison Daal, Jessica Marino and Samantha Sattler;
kneeling:  Paige Tarashuk and Courtney De La Cruz.



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 95,000 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.