Ruth Hennessy

Ruth E. Hennessey, President, Good Samaritan Hospital

At Good Samaritan Hospital, patients are our highest priority. Founded more than 50 years ago by the Daughters of Wisdom, Good Samaritan Hospital has served the community by offering the finest inpatient and outpatient services, along with free educational programs, health screenings and more. The not-for-profit hospital provides millions of dollars in charity care each year, in addition to funding scholarships for local youths and sustaining nearby health clinics for the medically underserved and financially distressed.

With the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ and honors such as Level II Trauma Verification by the American College of Surgeons and Center of Excellence designations for breast imaging and sleep apnea, Good Samaritan Hospital delivers advanced care to the region. The hospital has earned accreditation with commendation in all eight areas and the Outstanding Achievement Award five consecutive times, fifteen years in a row, from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Also, Good Samaritan Hospital has three-year/full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and is the first facility in Suffolk County with 3-D digital tomosynthesis for improved breast cancer detection. Additionally, it was the first hospital on the south shore of Suffolk to offer da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgical services. 

Our expert physicians, nurses and other staff are committed to safeguarding your well-being. On this site, you can find a physician, learn about the many patient-focused programs and explore the specialized services available to you and your family. Please visit our Community Health section for information on Good Samaritan Hospital’s free lectures, wellness fairs and other events in your community. Please be assured that I wish you and yours the best of health.

Ruth E. Hennessey

President, Good Samaritan Hospital