|Good Samaritan Foundation Receives Donation from West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition|
West Islip, NY - Members of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition (WIBCC) recently presented Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center with a $15,000 donation to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. The money will be used for the hospital’s Breast Health Center which was created in response to the need for a comprehensive patient-focused program of early detection and diagnosis and positive reinforcement through counseling. The center offers counseling, support and after care, both for breast cancer patients and their families. The West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition has been a long time supporter of the Breast Health Center, donating more than $375,000 since the Center’s inception. Pictured (l to r): Evelyn Demers, RN, WIBCC, Bonnie Edsall, RN, Good Samaritan, Mary Casey, R.T. Supervisor of Breast Imaging, Good Samaritan, Patricia Licata, WIBCC, Virginia Regnante, WIBCC, Nick Alese, Vice President of Administration, Good Samaritan, Jean Grunwald, RN, WIBCC, Patricia Kurz, RN, Director Medical-Surgical Nursing, Good Samaritan, and Eileen Roberto, RN, Good Samaritan.
For more information about Good Samaritan’s Breast Health Center or other services available at Good Samaritan, please call (631) 376-4444.
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 4,000 employees and more than 700 physicians on staff, had 29,000 patient admissions and more than 90,000 emergency room visits in 2007. 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 $20 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.