Good Samaritan Hospital Goes Pink in Honor of Those Affected by Breast Cancer
For the sixth consecutive year, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a field of pink flags, honoring cancer patients displayed on the hospital’s front lawn. Supporters gathered to pay tribute to all those affected by the disease. Hospital administration, elected officials, members of the West Islip Fire Department and Coalition were also on hand. Following inspirational words from breast surgeon and local resident, Bradley Cohen, MD, members of the West Islip High School’s vocal ensemble, Vocal Motion, performed as part of the moving ceremony.
Good Samaritan’s Breast Health Center was created in 1993 in response to community concerns and the hospital’s commitment to women and their health care needs. It is the first comprehensive, patient-focused program on Long Island and offers a dynamic multidisciplinary team approach to breast health and breast disease. With early detection, innovative technology and advanced diagnostic and treatment services, more women are surviving breast cancer today. The hospital’s expert oncologists, surgeons, nurses and ancillary medical staff specialize in the treatment of breast disease.
Good Samaritan was recognized as a breast imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology and in 2009, became only the second facility of its kind in New York State to receive a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Reaccredited in 2012 and again in 2015, Good Samaritan’s center earned the highest scores from the NAPBC for best outcomes in prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship, as well as for providing individualized supportive services for women at all stages of breast cancer.
For information on women’s services at Good Samaritan, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
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