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   For Immediate Release: May 4, 2012

Cancer Coalition Supports Good Samaritan

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More than $300,000 to support the hospital’s Breast Health Services.

(West Islip, NY) Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center held its annual Hospitality Night at Timber Point Country Club in Great River.  Members of local civic groups and business professionals were among the more than 100 guests.  Several organizations, including West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition were recognized for their generous donations to the hospital.  The coalition’s recent check for $15,000 brought their donations to a total of more than $300,000 to support the hospital’s Breast Health Services.

Good Samaritan earned a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  Good Samaritan’s nurse navigators guide patients from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship, helping them to overcome any obstacles.  The entire team is committed to providing timely and expert care until the completion of treatment and beyond.

For more information about The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation or Good Samaritan Hospital’s breast health services, 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

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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