For Immediate Release: November 9, 2012

Good Samaritan Hospital Hosts Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

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Good Samaritan Hospital Hosts Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

(West Islip, N.Y.) The Christmas season will officially begin on Saturday, December 8th as Good Samaritan hosts a Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The festival is FREE and open to the public. Bring family, friends and neighbors to experience this joyous event from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the front parking lot of the hospital.

Festivities will include:

  • A visit from Santa
  • Photos in a giant snow globe winter wonderland
  • Caroling with the St. John the Baptist High School choir
  • Blessing of the Christmas Tree and Nativity
  • Holiday refreshments

The lighting of the Christmas Tree will also serve as a symbolic tribute called “Lights of Love.” With a small donation, lights on the tree can be purchased 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.


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 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2011.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

Good Samaritan provided more than $43 million in community service and charity care in 2011.  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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