Good Samaritan University Hospital (West Islip, NY), part of the Catholic Health system, has served the south shore of Long Island for more than 50 years. Our combination of clinical excellence and compassionate care sets us apart and is why so manyresidents of our community rely onand trust us for their health and wellness needs.
We have earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing—reflecting our commitment to patient care and safety.
About Good Samaritan University Hospital
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- Rated byU.S. News & World Reportas High Performing for aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, and uterine cancer surgery. (2022-2023)
- Holds the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing. Only nine percent of hospitals throughout the U.S. hold this honor.
- One of seven hospitals nationwide to receive Three-Year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer for six consecutive surveys, spanning a continuous 18 years.
- Only hospital on Long Island to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by both the Joint Commission and NYS DOH.
- Only Verified Level 2 Trauma Center for both Adults and Pediatrics on the south shore of Long Island, as selected by the American College of Surgeons.
- The hospital's Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (2021)
- Awarded recertification of the Geriatric Fracture Care program by The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) (2021)
- Received the 2022American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award as well as the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award and the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Additionally,received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy Award.
- In 2009, the hospital's Breast Health Center became the second facility of its kind in New York State to receive a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, NAPBC accreditation is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of breast care. Reaccredited in 2012, 2015, 2018 andagain in 2022, the center earned the highest scores from the NAPBC for best outcomes in prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship, as well as for providing individualized supportive services for women at all stages of breast cancer.
- Awarded the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Designated hospitals have created stewardship programs led by ID-trained physicians and pharmacists that advance science in Antimicrobial Resistance and have achieved standards aligned with evidence-based national guidelines such as the IDSA-SHEA guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements. The hospitalis one of 101 programs nationwide to have received the designation since the program’s launch in 2017.
- Two intensive care units (ICU) have earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence: Medical ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU.
- The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Good Samaritan Hospital for excellence in lactation care 10 years in a row. (July 2021)
- Granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area(s) of Adult Transesophageal and Adult Transthoracic.
LAST UPDATED: JULY 2022
Good Samaritan University Hospital LeadershipTeam
- Ruth E. Hennessey, President
- Vincent Angeloro, Vice President, Quality Management & Accreditation
- Ralph Corbino, Assistant Vice President, Imaging, Cancer and Cardiology Services
- Gara Edelstein, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President of Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer
- Joseph Loiacono, Senior Vice President,Business Development & Planning
- Kathleen McDonald, RN, Assistant Vice President, Peri-Operative Services, Labor & Delivery
- John McMurray, Chief Operating Officer
- Joseph Mihalich, Assistant Vice President, Plant Engineering
- Lori Spina, Vice President, Human Resources
- Christine Stehlik, Assistant Vice President, Finance
- Donald Teplitz, DO, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
- Stephen Trapani, Senior Vice President, Finance
- Anthony Uberti, Assistant Vice President, Hospital Based Physicians
Catholic Health Executive Leadership
- Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA, MS-POPH, FACEP, CHCQM, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Daniel DeBarba, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- Jason M. Golbin, DO, MBA, MS, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
- Joseph Lamantia, Executive Vice President Chief Transformation Officer
- Tracy E. Miller, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel
- Dennis Verzi, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
- Joseph Carofano, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer
- Michael Mainiero, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer
- Father Kevin Creagh, Senior Vice President for Mission Integration
- Gara Edelstein, Chief Nursing Officer
- Peggy Maher, Chief Development Officer
- Anthony Pellicano, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer
Good Samaritan University Hospital opened its doors on May 18, 1959. It has undergone major master facility expansions six multiple times: to the east in 1966; to the south with the 120-bed Baxter Pavilion in 1970; to the west with two additional patient floors in 1973; to the north in 1983 with a five-story addition which included eight new operating rooms and new radiology and pediatric departments; and in 1996 with a four-story addition for the teaching, mammography, pathology and surgical programs.
The sixth expansion, begun in 1998, was a new two-story structure connected to the main building by a corridor. The Center for Emergency Medicine and Trauma, which was dedicated on April 22, 2001, encompasses the first floor. This 29,200 square foot, state-of-the-art facility’s unique features include an expanded Triage and Fast Track area, more than 40 adult and pediatric patient care areas, digital filmless radiography, a trauma center and the only Pediatric Emergency Department in Suffolk County. The second floor houses the most modern Ambulatory Surgery Unit on Long Island and has five operating rooms and two pain management suites.
The Pediatric Emergency Department was further enhanced in 2020 with the development of a modular, separate area to provide a completely different emergency medicine experience for pediatric patients and their families.
- In October of 2019, The Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan University Hospital opened to give our community access to comprehensive cancer care at one location close to home.The two-floor comprehensive cancer center features a 22-bay infusion center, 12 physician offices and 20 exam rooms.
- Good Samaritan University Hospital's Women's Imaging Center is the first comprehensive breast care center on Long Island. It is the only breast care facility on Long Island to be accredited by the American College of Radiology for excellence in the performance of all types of stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsies.
Newborn & Pediatric Patients
- Good Samaritan University Hospital'sNeonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was established in 1995.
- The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the first on the south shore of Suffolk County, was opened in October 1997.
- The Pediatric Emergency Department accepted its first patient in January 1998 and provided care for more than 17,000 children in its opening year. In July of 2020, the hospital openeda dedicated pediatric emergency department with features specific to pediatric patients
- The first expansion of the Center for Pediatric Specialty Care, a multi-specialty pediatric center, was completed in July 1998 in a location across from the hospital. In June of 2007,due to increased demands, a new expanded location opened at 655 Deer Park Ave in Babylon. This new center provides 22 examination and treatment rooms, 180 dedicated parking spots and more appointment slots and staffing.
Vascular & CardiologyCare
- Good Samaritan University was the first community hospital in Suffolk County to offer both emergency angioplasty and cardiac rehabilitation
- On July 27, 1999, a state-of-the-art vascular suite opened.
- In April of 2000, the first endovascular grafting procedure of an abdominal aortic aneurysm was performed at Good SamaritanUniversity University Hospital.
- The hospital has increased its capability for monitoring cardiac patients at bedside or by telemetryin addition to its comprehensive facilities in coronary care and special care.
- In January 2007, the hospital started a cardiac rehabilitation program. This program was created to benefit patients who have, or are recovering from, heart conditions or procedures.
- More recently, the St. Francis Heart Center at Good Samaritan University Hospital gives patients access to the same level of excellenceoffered at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®, home to Long Island's most awarded heart program. Our services include an open heart surgery program and a dedicated cardiac catheterization laboratory specially equipped to evaluate patients with coronary heart disease for appropriate treatment.Like St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®, the medical center has achieved the highest level of care and patient safety available, with superior clinical outcomes.Renovations to the cardiology facilities are an important component in securing the ongoing availability of the finest cardiac services for our community.
- In 2018, the Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island at Good Samaritan University Hospital opened, provided endovascular treatments for patients. Good Samaritan University Hospital is the only facility on Long Island to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by both the Joint Commission and NYS Department of Health.
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What country is Good Samaritan Hospital in Ohio? ›
Good Samaritan Hospital, the oldest and largest private teaching and specialty health care facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, was opened in 1852 under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity.What are the things that you look for in a hospital give at least 5 of them? ›
- # 1 Your primary doctor's recommendation. Your primary physician's recommendation is invaluable in your search for the best hospital. ...
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Talk to your doctor and other health care providers about the quality of care at hospitals. Some hospitals have more experience or better results treating certain conditions or performing certain procedures. Ask your doctor or health care provider which hospital has the best care and results for your condition.Does Ohio have a Good Samaritan law? ›
Ohio's Good Samaritan Law provides immunity for minor drug possession to people seeking help during a drug overdose. You can't be arrested or prosecuted if: Law enforcement found the drugs as a result of calling 911 during an overdose. You have a drug test and receive referral for treatment within 30 days.How old is Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati? ›
Good Samaritan Hospital, originally a mere 20 beds and named St. John's Hospital, was established in 1852 as the first private and second hospital in the city, with Reuben D. Mussey holding the position of chief of surgery.How would you describe a good hospital? ›
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Most people who work in healthcare do so because they want to help others improve their lives physically or mentally. There are few better places to do that than a hospital. Depending on where you work, you can have a role in helping patients recover from serious injuries or complicated medical procedures.What are the 4 types of hospitals? ›
- Community Hospitals (Nonfederal Acute Care)
- Federal Government Hospitals.
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Is TriHealth only in Cincinnati? ›
|Founded||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1995)|
|Headquarters||Cincinnati, Ohio , United States|
|Area served||North America|
TriHealth is the integrated health care system that formed as a partnership between Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda Hospital, Inc.What makes hospitals successful? ›
Elements of these factors include strong leadership, high-quality nursing and physician staff, leading-edge technology and information systems, and sophisticated data analysis and performance monitoring systems.What makes a top 100 hospital? ›
The 100 Top Hospitals program uses a balanced scorecard that incorporates public data, proprietary, peer-reviewed methodology and key performance metrics to arrive at an objective, independent analysis of hospital or health system performance.How do you praise a hospital? ›
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All 50 states and the District of Columbia have a good Samaritan law, in addition to Federal laws for specific circumstances. Many good Samaritan laws were initially written to protect physicians from liability when rendering care outside their usual clinical setting.Is Ohio a duty to rescue state? ›
Ohio does have a “duty to rescue” rule and requires you to help someone in distress if: You are responsible for the welfare of a child. This includes parents, guardians, teachers, and any adult responsible for the child. Your actions caused the danger.Does New York have a Good Samaritan law? ›
The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing. The following are signs of an overdose.When was Trihealth established? › What is the importance of hospital? ›
Hospitals matter to people and often mark central points in their lives. They also matter to health systems by being instrumental for care coordination and integration. They often provide a setting for education of doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals and are a critical base for clinical research.
What are hospital special features? ›
1. Personalized and specialized Care for patients: The experience a patient has while they visit the hospital should be hassle-free and also personalised care should be provided so there is individual attention given to each patient that visit the hospital.How do you give good care? ›
- Practice good manners. ...
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“Honestly, I possess all the skills and experience that you're looking for. I'm pretty confident that I am the best candidate for this job role. It's not just my background in the past projects, but also my people skills, which will be applicable in this position.Why do you want this job? ›
Focus on the job at hand
'I want this job because I have clear skills that will help me achieve...' 'This role will give me the opportunity to combine both my skills in [skill 1] and [skill 2] to achieve...' 'I love [job role specific task] and my last job took me away from that.
Registered Nurse Job Duties and Responsibilities
Assessing, observing, and speaking to patients. Recording details and symptoms of patient medical history and current health. Preparing patients for exams and treatment. Administering medications and treatments, then monitoring patients for side effects and reactions.
General Medical & Surgical Hospitals. Clinics. Teaching Hospitals. Psychiatric Hospitals.How many departments are in hospital? ›
They are: medicine, surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, paediatrics, eye, ENT, dental, orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, skin, V.D., plastic surgery, nuclear medicine, infectious disease etc. medical superintendent is a doctor who has control over all medical department.When did Good Sam close? ›
July 23, 2018: Good Samaritan officially closes.What hospitals are part of TriHealth Cincinnati? ›
- Bethesda North Hospital. 10500 Montgomery Road. ...
- Bethesda Butler Hospital. 3125 Hamilton Mason Rd. ...
- Good Samaritan Hospital. 375 Dixmyth Avenue. ...
- McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. 110 N. ...
- Bethesda Medical Center at Arrow Springs. ...
- Good Samaritan Medical Center - Western Ridge. ...
- TriHealth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Does TriHealth accept Tricare? ›
We believe our fees to be competitive and reasonable. We are providers for Humana, Anthem, United Healthcare, Medical Mutual, Cigna, Tricare and Aetna as well as most other major medical insurance companies. We accept Medicare and most Medicaid plans.Is West Chester Hospital part of TriHealth? ›
West Chester Medical Group | TriHealth.Who is TriHealth owned by? ›
Catholic Health Initiatives and Bethesda Inc. have collaborated for 15 years as joint sponsors of TriHealth, an integrated health delivery system that operates Bethesda North Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hospice of Cincinnati, and other physician, employer-based and ambulatory services.What makes a good healthcare service? ›
Quality health services should be: effective; safe; people-centred; timely; equitable; integrated; and efficient.How is quality of care measured? ›
Principles for measuring the quality of health care
Measure aspects of care that go beyond technical quality, e.g. responsiveness, acceptability and trust. Measure perceived quality and compare with clinical quality. Measure quality at different points in the patient pathway through the health system.
Health status can be measured using pathological and clinical measures and is usually observed by clinicians or measured using instruments. Types of disease measurement include: Signs - blood pressure, temperature, X-ray, tumour size. Symptoms - disease specific checklists.How do hospitals rank? ›
Rating format: Hospitals are rated in three categories and each category is rated in a different way: Patient Safety measures: Rated as worse than average, average, better than average. Outcome measures or Clinical Quality: Rated with 1 star = worse than expected, 3 stars = as expected, 5 stars = better than expected.What are standards of patient care? ›
A standard of care can also refer to informal or formal guidelines that are generally accepted in the medical community for the treatment of a disease or condition. 2 It may be developed by a specialist society or organization and the title of standard of care awarded at their own discretion.Where is the best hospital in the world? ›
- Singapore General Hospital. ...
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(Name) were all very friendly and helpful. I especially loved how Dr. (Name) really took his time to explain my conditions with me as well as my treatment options. I had a great visit and the doctor's demeanor has really put me at ease so I highly recommend this clinic.
How do you write a good feedback to a hospital? ›
I am very thankful to this hospital and Dr P.C.Reddy for curing my father's health problem with his skillful treatment. I really appreciate all the doctors and nursing staff for their commitment. I am very thankful to this hospital and Dr P.C.Reddy for curing my father's health problem with his skillful treatment.How do I write a hospital review? ›
what to include in your review. Write your review so that someone who only has 30 seconds can easily scan your review and assess whether or not to use the hospital or provider you used. Give the specific facts of what went wrong, but don't include unnecessary details. Long, rambling paragraphs are ineffective.What can you find in a hospital? ›
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Talk to your doctors or health care providers:
Ask which hospitals they think give the best care for your condition (for example, have enough staffing, coordinate care, promote medication safety, and prevent infection). Ask how well these hospitals check and improve their quality of care.
- Convenience. In a world where patients can arrange for food delivery, transportation services, or vacation reservations at the touch of a finger, convenience is one of the things patients look for above everything else. ...
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Treatment equipment like infusion pumps, medical lasers etc. Life support equipment used to maintain a patient's bodily function. This includes medical ventilators, incubators, anaesthetic machines, heart-lung machines and dialysis machines. Medical monitors that allow medical staff to measure a patient's medical state.What are the medical equipment? ›
A medical device can be any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, reagent for in vitro use, software, material or other similar or related article, intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination for a medical purpose.What are the tools of a doctor? ›
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- Tongue depressor.
The study reveals quality of treatment, cleanliness, hospital reputation and amenities like payment and food facilities as important patient choice factors considered while choosing a health service provider in the Indian context.
How do you know if your doctor is good? ›
- They Call You Back.
- They're On Time.
- They Listen.
- They Get to Know You.
- They're Accessible.
- Their Staff Is On Point.
- They're Up on What's New.
- They Communicate Clearly.
- Login to Web/Mobile App or via USSD.
- Click 'Choose Facility'
- Select Member/Dependant.
- Select County.
- Select Hospital in selected County.
- Submit to Save Choice of Hospital.
You can keep your answer professional yet personable by: Focusing on your passion for healthcare. Highlighting specific reasons why you're interested in the healthcare industry. Using examples of how you have demonstrated healthcare-related skills.What are the qualities of good health? ›
- Normal weight. Weight is a typical characteristic of being healthy. ...
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- Day care Services.
- 24X7 Pharmacy.
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- 24X7 Ambulance.
- OPD procedure (Endoscopy/Colonoscopy/ERCP/Bronchoscope/ Dialysis)
- Health Checkups.
A large part of being a doctor involves problem-solving and thinking critically to find solutions for your patients. Doctors use these skills to assess symptoms, diagnose conditions and develop a treatment regimen for those in their care.What skills do I need to have to be a doctor? ›
- Communication Skills. Effective communication skills are essential to medical practice that can help build a healthy, strong doctor-patient relationship. ...
- Time Management. ...
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- Empathy. ...
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- Final Thoughts.
The doctor's qualities of patience, presence of mind, courage, and calmness helped him ward off the danger posed by the deadly snake, and saved his life. Q.