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   For Immediate Release: November 3, 2012

Good Samaritan’s 50th Annual Ball Earns $450,000

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(West Islip, NY) Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Annual Ball, “Celebrate Excellence” was held Friday, October 26 with more than 430 guests in attendance. To mark the 50th Good Samaritan Gala and usher in the next 50 years, this year’s event included a change of venue. The stellar black tie affair was moved to Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, including cocktails, dinner and dancing to The East Coast Band. The 2012 Gala Honoree was Babylon resident Theresa P. Santmann, a health care advocate, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

“I will be forever grateful to Good Samaritan Hospital and its dedicated physicians, nurses and staff. I am especially indebted to Dr. Robert Schick, one of the hospital’s founding physicians, who is here this evening, for the stellar care given to my husband when diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He and so many talented physicians have provided invaluable care to patients for more than 50 years,” said Ms. Santmann.

The Ball raised $450,000 to support The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, with proceeds to benefit trauma services through new equipment, renovated facilities, and expanded programs and staff training. As part of its vision for the future, Good Samaritan Hospital will apply to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Trauma with the goal of becoming one of New York State’s first hospitals to receive the ACoS’ coveted Trauma Designation. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is home to one of Long Island’s busiest emergency departments, providing care to nearly 100,000 men, women and children each year.

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Annual Ball is a wonderful opportunity to support the many programs and services the hospital provides. If you would like to have your name included on the mailing list for future Good Samaritan events 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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