For Immediate Release: October 17, 2013

Good Samaritan Hospital Hosts Christmas Angels Tree Lighting

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(West Islip, NY) The Christmas season will officially begin on Saturday, December 7 as Good Samaritan Hospital hosts its Christmas Angels Tree Lighting Celebration. The festival is FREE and open to the public. Bring family, friends and neighbors to experience this joyous event from

  • 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the front parking lot of the hospital. Festivities will include:
  •  A visit from Santa
  • Photos in a giant snow globe winter wonderland
  • Victorian carolers
  •  Blessing of the Christmas Tree and Nativity
  • Children’s activities
  •  Holiday refreshments

The lighting of the Christmas Tree will also serve as a symbolic tribute to your “Christmas Angel.” With a small donation, an angel will be displayed in the hospital lobby in honor or memory of a loved one. All proceeds will benefit The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

For more information or to make a donation, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center, which has more than 3,775 employees and 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 28,000 patient admissions and nearly 100,000 emergency department visits in 2012. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.

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