For Immediate Release: March 28, 2012

Guilds Support Good Samaritan Hospital Neonatal ICU

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Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently presented a check for more than $82,000
(West Islip, NY) The Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently presented a check for more than $82,000 to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to support the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  This most recent Guild donation will enable the acquisition of a temperature management system, continuous positive airway pressure devices for premature babies with respiratory distress and an infant resuscitator. 

Good Samaritan’s 16-bed, NICU, the largest perinatal and neonatal center in southern Suffolk County, treats more than 500 infants each year.  The NICU is equipped to provide care for the broad range of newborn critical illnesses, including breathing, infectious, surgical, hematological, neurological, genetic and metabolic disorders.  New treatments available at Good Samaritan include high frequency ventilation techniques and the ability to provide nitrous oxide treatment.  This offers a high level of care to babies with severe respiratory failure.  At Good Samaritan, a neonatologist is in the hospital 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, to attend to all high-risk deliveries, provide medical care and support to infants and their families

For more information on the Guilds of 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 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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