Diocese of Rockville Centre


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

Date:           January 5, 2011

West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s first baby delivered in 2011 was born at 7:14 pm, January 1.  Rosa and Gennady Vladikin of Deer Park welcomed their first child, Gennady Yakov, who weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 oz.  In honor of the baby boy’s arrival, the medical center presented the family with a gift basket.  The delivering physician was Richard Klein, MD.  “The nurses were wonderful during my long labor.  They provided the support needed to keep me focused,” said Gennady’s mom.

Each year, approximately 3,000 babies are delivered at Good Samaritan.  In addition to maternity services, the medical center’s Pediatric Department offers a comprehensive continuum of care, ensuring that newborns through adolescents receive expert care close to home.  The hospital also offers pediatric emergency services, a Child Life program and advanced neonatal services.  Additionally, the offsite Center for Pediatric Specialty Care and Center for Medically Complex Children address complicated health issues.  For more information on the services provided at Good Samaritan, call (631) 376-4444.

Baby New Year

Pictured: Rosa and Gennady Vladikin, with Good Samaritan’s first baby of the new year, Gennady Yakov.


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.