West Islip, NY - February 26, 2014 - On Saturday, February 8, Good Samaritan Hospital hosted a free “Open Your Heart to Health” event at Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore. Shoppers had the opportunity to meet cardiologists, open heart surgeons, registered dietitians, cardiology technologists and nurses offering information on cardiac health and prevention in addition to blood pressure, pulmonary function and cholesterol screenings. Participants experienced hands-on activities featuring cardiac procedures while also navigating their way through a larger-than-life inflatable heart.
In addition to a range of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular services, Good Samaritan recently launched the St. Francis Hospital Open Heart Surgery Program at Good Samaritan. This unique program brings the world-class cardiovascular surgical care for which St. Francis, The Heart Center® is known to residents of Suffolk County by relocating an entire clinical team from St. Francis to Good Sam.
For more information on cardiology services at Good Samaritan, call (631) 376-4444 or visit www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
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 3,500 employees and 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 28,000 patient admissions and nearly 100,000 emergency department visits in 2012. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
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.