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Community Health

Good Samaritan is committed to the health of the communities we serve. In times of need, we are fully staffed and equipped to respond to illness or injury. We are also committed to providing the information and education you need to prevent injury and illness and maintain wellness. Our community service plan explains some of the many ways Good Samaritan benefits your community.

Click here for Good Samaritan's Community Service Plan.

Good Samaritan is looking for your input. Click here to fill out the hospital’s community survey online.

In Your Community

Good Samaritan strives to provide the highest quality of health care to our neighbors. For more information on some of the hospitals’ latest partnerships and events that are being held in your local community or to schedule an event at your school, church or community center, call (631) 376-4444.

Upcoming Events


August
 Monday, August 4
 Good Samaritan Blood Drive
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Mobile Unit in the front parking lot

 Tuesday, August 5
 National Night Out      
 With the New York State Park Police
 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon

 Wednesday, August 6  
 Free Blood Pressure Screening
 10:00 am - noon 
 Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
 One South Country Road, Brightwaters

 Saturday, August 16
 ABC’s of Children’s Health
 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
 Ask the Expert – Carnival Games – Children’s Health Information
 Activities – Raffles – Contest and More
 Westfield South Shore Mall, Lord and Taylor Court
 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore 

Wednesday, August 20
Invisible Threat Documentary
7:00 pm
Join us for a screening of the Invisible Threat,
an eye-opening 40 minute documentary that explores
the science of vaccination and how fears and
misperceptions have led some parents to not
vaccinate their children according to the
recommended schedule.
West Islip Fire Department
309 Union Blvd.

September
 Wednesday, September 3
 Free Blood Pressure Screening
 10:00 am - noon
 Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
 One South Country Road, Brightwaters

 Wednesday, September 10
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s:  After the Diagnosis”
 Sponsored by: Shannon Falcone - Macleod, PC
 Noon
 Babylon Public Library
 24 South Carll Avenue
  
 Thursday, September 18
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Nature’s way - Non-hormonal Ways to Manage Women’s Health Issues”
 Time and location TBA 
 

Sunday, September 21
 West Islip Country Fair
 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 West Islip Library Grounds

 Tuesday, September 23
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Plant-Based Diet for Beginners:  How to Get Started”
 6:00 pm
 West Islip Fire Department
 309 Union Blvd

 Monday, September 29
 Good Samaritan Blood Drive
 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Patio Café and Mobile Units

October
 Wednesday, October 1
 Free Blood Pressure Screening
 10:00 am - noon
 Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
 One South Country Road, Brightwaters

 Sunday, October 5
 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
 7:00 am, rolling starts 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 Dowling College, Brookhaven Campus

Save the Date
Tuesday, October 7
The Theresa Patnode Santmann
Second Annual Heart and Soul Symposium
A Lifetime of Woman’s Health
Venetian Yacht Club
494 Fire Island Ave, Babylon, NY 11702
Formal invitation to follow
For more information, please call (631) 376 – 4444.


 Thursday,October 9
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 Noon 
 “Age Related Eye Diseases”
 West Islip Public Library
 3 Higbie Lane

 Thursday, October 16
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Breast Cancer in the News”
 Time and location TBA

 Saturday, October 18
 Tanner Park Senior Center Health Fair
 9:00 am - noon
 Tanner Park, Copiague

 Sunday, October 19
 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
 7:00 am, rolling starts 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 Jones Beach State Park

 Tuesday, October 21
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Foods that Fight Cancer”
 6:00 pm
 West Islip Fire Department
 309 Union Blvd

November
 Wednesday, November 5
 Free Blood Pressure Screening
 10:00 am - noon
 Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
 One South Country Road, Brightwaters

 Wednesday, November 5
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Improving Balance and Avoiding Falls”
 Noon
 Bay Shore - Brightwaters Public Library,
 1 South Country Road

 Wednesday, November 12
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Exploring Type II Diabetes”
 6:00 pm
 West Islip Fire Department
 309 Union Blvd

 Thursday, November 20
 Free Good Samaritan University Community Lecture:
 “Reducing the Holiday Stress”
 Time and location TBA

December
 Monday, December 1
 Good Samaritan Blood Drive
 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Mobile Unit in the front parking lot

 Wednesday, December 3 
 Free Blood Pressure Screening
 10:00 am - noon
 Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
 One South Country Road, Brightwaters

 Saturday, December 6
Good Samaritan Hospital
Christmas Angels Tree Lighting Celebration
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A Visit from Santa, his elves and friends
from the North Pole
Victorian Carolers
Holiday Refreshments
Walk inside and take photos
in a giant snow globe
Children's Activities
The Blessing of the Christmas Tree
and Nativity
Join us for this free joyous festival
in the Front Parking Lot of the hospital

Monday, December 29
Good Samaritan Blood Drive
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Patio Cafe