Diocese of Rockville Centre


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

Date:           March 2, 2011


Eight-year-old Kimberly McCarthy and her parents, Susan and Kevin, were among those visited on St. Valentine’s Day in Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatrics Unit from Quacker Jack and Long Island Ducks’ Manager Kevin Baez.

Long Island Ducks’ Make Heartfelt Visit

Pictured (L-R): Ducks’ Manager Kevin Baez, Susan McCarthy, Kimberly McCarthy and Quacker Jack.


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 2010.  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 $49 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.