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Guilds Donation Supports Services at Good Samaritan Hospital

September 11th, 2014
The Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently presented a check for $100,000 to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to support several premier hospital services including cardiology and pediatrics. This most recent Guild donation will enable the acquisition of new equipment including cardiac monitoring for faster diagnosis in arrhythmia patients. The largest share of the donation was designated to the purchase of state-of-the-art sleep apnea testing systems in the pediatric sleep laboratory. These new systems will allow physicians to treat the more difficult sleep disorders such as tracheostomy and ventilator dependent patients.

The Pediatric Sleep Center―the only freestanding facility on Long Island to treat patients with a variety of respiratory illnesses offers more medical support than typical sleep research facilities, ensuring that children with complex medical issues receive constant monitoring. The Center’s team of experts includes physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonologists and physicians who specialize in behavioral and developmental pediatrics who work together to provide integrated, expert care that is unique on Long Island.

“It has been estimated that as many as 30% of children may suffer a sleep disorder at some point during childhood. Sleep disorders have implications both for social and emotional adjustment as well as on school performance,” said Director of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Pediatric Sleep Center Dimitriy Vaysman, MD.

For more information on Good Samaritan’s Pediatric Sleep Center, call (631) 376-4444 or visit

Pictured (L-R): Executive Director of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Kelly Albanese Scherer, Foundation board member Terese Weber, Good Samaritan Hospital Central Council of the Guilds President Vera Meinhold, Director of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Pediatric Sleep Center Dimitriy Vaysman, MD, and Director of Respiratory Services and Good Samaritan Hospital’s Sleep Center.


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