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Good Samaritan Hospital in the News

Good Sam participates in free breast cancer seminars, pediatric center recognized.

 recently participated in free seminars held at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage (sponsored by Long Island Radio Group) and Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown (sponsored by WALK Radio).

Experts from Good Samaritan, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital hosted the two seminars.  Each event focused on topics such as screening, imaging and early detection, myths and facts about surgery, overall risks, lifestyle, the role of heredity, patient navigation and nutrition, the hospital said. 

Last month,  M.D., and chief of oncology at Good Samaritan and discussed the newest treatment options for patients.  The West Islip-based hospital was recently given the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Good Samaritan was also recently recognized for its division of Pediatric Cardiology from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), for both pediatric and fetal echocardiography. 

The hospital was the first health care provider on Long Island to receive certification from ICAEL. This recognition supports Good Samaritan's commitment to advanced, accurate testing for the diagnosis of heart conditions in the smallest patients, the hospital said. 

The Center for Pediatric Specialty Care is Suffolk County's largest pediatric specialty facility of its kind, the hospital said. Conditions such as murmurs, congenital and acquired heart diseases are evaluated with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. A cardiology risk reduction program is available for children with high cholesterol, obesity, hypertension and a family history of early-onset adult cardiac disease.  Fetal echocardiography makes it possible to diagnose malformed hearts in babies before birth. 

Upcoming Lectures & Support Groups

Wednesday, November 10

Breast Cancer Family and Friends Support Group- 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 13

Bariatric Support Group- 9-10:30 a.m.

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