For Immediate Release: March 19, 2012

Good Samaritan Hospital Supports Military Members

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Town, state, and federal government recently met to explore methods for providing support

(West Islip, NY) A multidisciplinary group of veterans affairs officials from the town, state and federal government and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s emergency medicine staff recently met to explore methods and processes for providing support to members of the United States Armed Forces in the community.  This meeting presented a unique opportunity for representatives to convene and provide Good Samaritan staff with key information related to services that can be offered to active and veteran military members.

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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