Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital (West Islip, NY) reaffirmed its commitment to the community and launched a new name and era at its Legacy Forward ceremony. As a premier institution for graduate medical education in the area, Good Samaritan’s new name better reflects its longstanding history and commitment to its residency and fellowship programs. Hospital President Ruth E. Hennessey introduced Good Samaritan University Hospital as blending the rich history of Good Samaritan Hospital with the health care facility’s bright future.
For more than 25 years, and with roots dating back to the early 1970s, Good Samaritan has continually educated the next generation of physicians, training them how to deliver the latest, most innovative medicine with compassion. More than 500 residents have graduated from the program, and many have stayed on Long Island to provide exceptional medical care.
Good Samaritan University Hospital President Ruth E. Hennessey said, “This new name captures our reputation for providing outstanding treatment and care to the communities we serve and reflects how we excel as a teaching hospital. We felt it was time to acknowledge the history of our residency and fellowship programs and our commitment to physician education as we shape the future of health care.”
Good Samaritan University Hospital offers residency training programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Podiatric Surgery and OB/GYN, as well as a fellowship-training program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Good Samaritan is also the sponsoring institution for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training program at another Catholic Health hospital, Mercy Hospital.
As it continually enhances its state-of-the-art facility, Good Samaritan is training residents to become leaders in medicine and surgery. The hospital is a major clinical campus for the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). In addition, it is committed to supporting both core and elective medical student rotations throughout all six Catholic Health hospitals.
“Catholic Health is synonymous with Long Island,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “This is where we started; this is where all our facilities are located. It is where the patients we serve reside. In addition, it is where we continue to educate the physicians of tomorrow and change the face of medicine. Congratulations to Good Samaritan University Hospital on this milestone day!”
On the horizon, the hospital’s upcoming Patient Care Pavilion also plays a large role in its “Legacy Forward” by providing the most advanced facility and technology for our physicians, nurses, students and support teams. In addition, the new pavilion will assist in recruiting more residents from across the nation, as well as the next generation of physicians who have completed their residency, to the south shore of Long Island.
Good Samaritan University Hospital is one of the largest providers of medical care on Long Island, employing more than 3,500 people and supporting more than 1,200 physicians. The hospital is committed to excellence in patient care and to building future generations of providers.