For Good Samaritan Hospital
(West Islip, NY) Colleen Garry, RN, was recently appointed director of clinical documentation integrity at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Garry has more than 21 years of experience as a registered nurse in critical care and liver transplant with expertise in new program development and program restructure. In her new role, she will support Good Samaritan’s finance team in its advancement of clinical documentation. Previously, Garry worked at fortune 500 companies including IBM Corporation and NBC Television.
Among Garry’s many accomplishments is successful implementation and restructuring of clinical documentation programs at large academic medical centers including Medical University of South Carolina, NYU Langone Medical Center and Johns Hospital Health System. She was nominated and served on the steering committee with University Healthsystems Consortium to develop standards for best practice in the field.
Garry served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (CDI). She has presented lectures, hosted national conferences and is published in CDI subject matter. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Marist College in New York. She currently resides in Centerport.
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.