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Good Samaritan Hospital Employee Named Samaritan of the Month

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Good Samaritan Hospital Employee Named Samaritan of the Month


Good Samaritan Hospital’s Samaritan of the Month for February was Karen Fitzgerald, RN. A nurse with Good Sam since 2002, Ms. Fitzgerald has worked alongside staff in the hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit joining the Nursing Education Team in 2005. As a Critical Care Educator she is a valuable employee who has contributed endless hours to many areas of the hospital. 

Ms. Fitzgerald facilitated the opening of the new Surgical Intensive Care Unit in February, 2013. In addition, she collaborated with the clinical team at St. Francis Hospital in bringing the Open Heart Surgery Program to Good Samaritan Hospital. She spent time at St. Francis working at the bedside with a preceptor learning all the processes of the program. She resides in Bay Shore.

Since 1999, Good Samaritan Hospital has recognized exemplary employees that consistently go above and beyond their assigned duties and live by the hospital mission to promote excellence in care and commit to those in need. Nominations are submitted for review to a committee from co-workers, supervisors and patients. Samaritans are surprised in their department with a bouquet of flowers. A Samaritan of the Month presentation is held at the hospital with their co-workers and family. 

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Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483