Good Samaritan Hospital Appoints Clinical Director of Dialysis Services
(West Islip, N.Y.) – Jewell Smith, MBA, BSN, RN, has been appointed Clinical Director of Dialysis Services for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. She brings extensive expertise in both chronic and acute dialysis. She succeeds Patricia Hansen, RN, who retired after 40 years of service to the organization.
A native of New Orleans, LA, Jewell earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Dillard University with honors. After 15 years in the accounting field, she earned a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing from Langston University in Oklahoma with honors. Her educational background also includes earning her master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix.
She has worked for two large dialysis organizations, DaVita and Fresenius Medical Care where she ran successful outpatient programs. She was recruited by New York Health and Hospitals Corporation in 2006 where she was the administrator of the acute programs for Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. Most recently, she served as the administrator for the chronic and acute programs at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn.
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.
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