For Breast Imaging Marketing Campaign
(West Islip, NY) Honored for excellence in advertising in the 2012 Aster Awards, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center received a Bronze award for its breast imaging marketing. The Aster Awards Program is an elite competition recognizing the nation’s most talented health care marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising. The 30 second television spot featured testimonial from grateful breast cancer patient, Maria Metzger.
“If not for my doctor’s thoroughness, my condition might not have been detected,” stated Metzger. “In addition, it was suggested I have genetic testing, resulting in the identification of a cancerous marker. As a result, other members of my family were tested and found to be positive for cancerous markers, prompting them to seek treatment sooner.”
For more information about mammography services, support groups and the cancer patient navigator program at Good Samaritan, 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 www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
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.