For Immediate Release: February 21, 2012

Good Samaritan Hospital Opens New Imaging Facility

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(West Islip, NY) Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center were joined by administration, physicians, elected officials and community leaders at the recent ribbon cutting for the hospital’s new, first floor Imaging Services Center.  One of the most highly accredited facilities in Suffolk County, Good Samaritan has earned, among other honors, its third consecutive three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer—most recently with commendation in all eight areas—and is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.  The new suite offers low-dose imaging and other radiology services with the full resources of the hospital close at hand.   

West Sayville resident Gail Tessitore attested to the value of hospital-based radiology services close to home.  “The capabilities available at Good Samaritan exceeded my expectations—the staff always accommodates all my needs,” said Tessitore.

“We have responded to patients’ needs by providing greater access to high-tech imaging services,” said Good Samaritan’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons.  “This advanced suite will further enable comprehensive care focused on patient safety to make a difference in the community and better serve our patients.”

For more information on imaging services at Good Samaritan Hospital, call (631) 376-4444.

Good Samaritan’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons is assisted by Good Samaritan President and Chief Executive Officer James Caldas, Assistant Vice President of Imaging and Cancer Services Ralph Corbino, Islip Town Councilman John Corcoran, Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, Suffolk County Treasurer Angie M. Carpenter, Chair of Radiology Michael Benanti, MD and Catholic Health Services Vice President for Strategic Planning and Implementation Dominick Alese, along with staff and community members in cutting the ribbon.

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 2010.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

Good Samaritan provided more than $49 million in community service and charity care in 2010.  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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