Providing treatment and support to the CF patient, parents and family members
(West Islip, NY) Good Samaritan was recently re-designated by the CF Foundation as an affiliate Cystic Fibrosis Center of Columbia University Hospital. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Cystic Fibrosis (CF) program began in 1967 with assistance from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, becoming the first CF clinic in Suffolk County. Good Samaritan’s approach to treating CF has progressed through the years as medical breakthroughs have been realized, providing treatment and support to the CF patient, parents and family members.
“Good Samaritan has been treating patients with CF for the past 45 years. It has been rewarding to see young children grow into adolescents and adulthood and live an active life despite this condition,” said Medical Director of Cystic Fibrosis Center Louis Guida, MD.
CF is a hereditary, chronic multisystem, life-affecting disorder. The dedicated CF staff at Good Samaritan work together from a multidisciplinary approach, providing state-of-the-art care close to home. The specialized team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and respiratory therapists. Therapy includes prevention and treatment of lung problems, good nutrition and physical activity as well as psychological and social support.
For information on Good Samaritan’s Cystic Fibrosis Center, 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.