February 13, 2014

With the 15th snowstorm of the 2013-2014 winter season pummeling the New York area blood supplies are low due to blood drive cancellations. Good Samaritan Hospital is urgently asking donors to roll up their sleeves to replenish our community blood and platelet supply.

February 11, 2014

Recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown young inexperienced drivers who are distracted while driving by using a cellular phone or adjusting radios and controls for example, are more than 700 percent more likely to be involved in a crash.

February 10, 2014

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. 

February 5, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center has received the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Award for a second time in recognition of its International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLCs) and for providing a lactation program five to seven days a week for breastfeeding mothers.  Good Samaritan is one of only five hospitals in New York State to receive this honor.

January 22, 2014
Members of the community and Good Samaritan Hospital staff honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by holding a musical tribute by The Sheperds Gospel Singers in the hospital’s St. Vincent de Paul Chapel.
January 22, 2014
The multidisciplinary team of the St.
January 22, 2014

As residents have been experiencing, winter can bring a variety of weather conditions ranging from light dustings of snow and scattered rain to severe storms and freezing temperatures. It is important to take extra precautions when braving the elements this season.

January 21, 2014

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer eleven years ago West Islip resident Teresa Doherty is confident that all her health needs are being met. In addition to her physical needs she makes sure to address her mental well-being as well.

January 21, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Samaritan of the Month for January was Kathleen Gallagher. Since 2002, she has been a Lead Electroneurodiagnostic technician (EEG) trained in the use of an electroencephalograph, a noninvasive device that can measure brain activity and analyze the nervous system for diagnostic purposes for those who have injuries or brain disorders. Ms.