|About Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center|
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), not-for-profit hospital serving the community on the south shore of Long Island in West Islip, New York. A premier health care facility, Good Samaritan’s high-quality medical services extend across the continuum of care to all disciplines, both for inpatients and outpatients.
A stellar reputation exists for Good Samaritan’s first-rate oncology, cardiology, orthopaedic, women’s, respiratory, neurosurgical and surgical care. All are complemented by an array of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging capabilities that includes a Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanner and a sophisticated Department of Imaging Services. The number of visits to the Emergency Department will again surpass 95,000 this year, making Good Samaritan one of the largest providers of emergency services on Long Island. The Ambulatory Surgery Department, where patients have same day procedures, continues to treat an average of almost 300 patients each week. More than 29,000 patients a year are admitted for inpatient services.
To support the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of advanced disease, Good Samaritan has incorporated its pastoral and palliative services into the comprehensive care provided. In 2004, a nurse-driven palliaitve care consultation program was initiated, and since, has grown to include a hospital wide consultation service. The Palliative Care program features an 11-bed, dedicated acute palliative care inpatient unit, and outpatient clinic and a strong presence throughout the continuum of care. Partnerships have also been made with home care, dialysis and long-term care facilities. More than 600 patients annually are supported through this initiative.