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Good Samaritan Hospital Expands Treatment Options for Most Challenging Cancer Cases

April 15th, 2014
Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center were joined by administration and Foundation board members at the recent ribbon cutting for the hospital’s installation of the innovative radiotherapy system, Varian TrueBeam™, which enables a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy. Good Samaritan is the first hospital in Suffolk County to use this advanced system, which offers cancer patients faster, shorter and more precise treatments while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion.

“We have responded to patients’ needs by providing the most advanced technology available delivering the best options for the treatment of cancers with radiotherapy,” said Good Samaritan Hospital’s Chief of Hemotology/Oncology and Chair of Cancer Committee Kenneth Gold, MD.  

Radiation Oncology is part of the Cancer Center at Good Samaritan which received the highest level of accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. The hospital’s cancer program has been nationally recognized, having earned the Outstanding Achievement Award and three-year accreditation with commendation in eight areas from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer on three consecutive surveys, nine years in a row.

For more information on radiation oncology services at Good Samaritan, call (631) 376-4047 or visit our website at

Pictured (L-R): Good Samaritan Hospital’s; Assistant Vice President of Imaging and Cancer Care Services Ralph Corbino, Director of Medical/Surgical Nursing Karen Lange, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs Jerome Weiner, MD, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Johnny Kao, MD, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation board members William A. Mullaney, Henry C. Schreiber, Jr., Radiation Oncologist Neha Sharma, MD, Good Samaritan Hospital’s; Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons, Chief of Hemotology/Oncology and Chair of Cancer Committee Kenneth Gold, MD, Vice President of Finance Stephen Trapani and Senior Vice President of Administration Joseph Loiacono.


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