For Immediate Release: January 5, 2012

Good Samaritans First Baby Of The New Year

Long Island Press Releases

Delivered in 2012 was born at 1:53 am, January 1

(West Islip, NY) Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s first baby delivered in 2012 was born at 1:53 am, January 1.  Debra and Lenny Minervini of West Islip welcomed their second child, Matthew Jacob Minervini, who weighed in at 6 lbs., 4 oz.  The Minervinis’ toddler, L.J., was thrilled to meet his new brother, according to his proud dad.  In honor of the baby boy’s arrival, the hospital presented the family with a gift basket.

“The nurses were wonderful during my long labor.  They provided the support needed to keep me focused,” said little Matthew’s mom.

Each year, approximately 3,000 babies are delivered at Good Samaritan.  In addition to maternity services, the medical center’s Pediatric Department offers a comprehensive continuum of care, ensuring that newborns through adolescents receive expert care close to home.  The hospital offers pediatric emergency services, a Child Life program and advanced neonatal services.  Additionally, the offsite Center for Pediatric Specialty Care, with its new Medically Complex Children’s Program, addresses complicated health issues and offers coordinated care by subspecialists.  For more information on maternity and pediatric services provided at Good Samaritan, 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 2010.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.

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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