Diocese of Rockville Centre

Good Samaritan HospitalNews from Catholic Health Services



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

Date:  March 09, 2010

 West Islip, NY – The Guilds of Good Samaritan recently contributed $100,000 to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to support cardiology.  President of the Guilds Sara Banks presented the check to Chief of Cardiology Services Larry M. Altschul, MD, and Executive Director of The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Kathy Dulanto.  The December gift brought the 2009 total donations to $300,000. 

Guild DonationThe dedication of Guild members with support from hospital leadership and The Foundation has sustained the strength of service and fundraising by volunteers.

The Guilds’ latest donation will facilitate the Medical Center in providing comprehensive care, and further modernize its state-of-the-art Division of Cardiology, adding new features, including proposing an open heart surgery program.  Good Samaritan’s goal is to offer residents throughout Suffolk County access to this important specialty.

If you are interested in donating your time and talents to serve in the Good Samaritan family, contact the Volunteer Office at (631) 376-4444.

Pictured (L-R): Executive Director of The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Kathy Dulanto, President of the Guild Central Council Sara Banks and Chief of Cardiology Larry M. Altschul, MD.


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 4,400 employees and more than 800 physicians on staff, had 29,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency room visits in 2008. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit our website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.

Good Samaritan provides approximately $30 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.