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New Women's Imaging Center To Supply Advanced Patient Care

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Patch will highlight those who are fighting against the dreaded disease.

Good Samaritan's recent opening of their --ideally located directly across the street on Montauk Highway in West Islip-- is demonstrating an advanced push in new ways of fighting Breast Cancer.

The hospital says the center's , which will be able to detect abnormalities in dense breast tissue, will save more lives. 

“Twenty years ago, the tools available to diagnose and treat breast cancer were minimal compared to the technology today, said the center's director, Center Melinda J. Staiger, MD.  "Thanks to the commitment of Good Samaritan Hospital, the center provides the latest in screening and full-field, digital mammography services."

Additionally, the center will feature an all-female staff that specializes in breast imaging.  It will also be the home to the .

“Expansion of services starts with understanding the needs of the community, then engaging the best physician leadership and clinical staff,” said Good Samaritan President and Chief Executive Officer James Caldas.  “Backed by the financial strength of Catholic Health Services and supported by The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation donors, we are able to build a state-of-the-art Women’s Imaging Center.  This is how Good Samaritan can make a difference to the community and to patients who entrust their care to us.”

jayvee October 01, 2011 at 11:39 AM
Dan, Sad that you are so unhappy with Good Sam's Imaging Center, but think of the many women's (and men's) breast cancer it will detect and save lives.
K October 01, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Good Sam's expansion has saved many lives and made getting treatment locally a reality for many people. Location on a bus route has made it possible for those who do not drive to access needed services. Good Sam is an asset to the community.
Robert Christiansen October 01, 2011 at 01:19 PM
Dan, Nostalgia is an inaccurate argument against progress. Regarding taxes, please include all churches, school system, public library and fire department too. Here's another perspective about Good Sam. West Islip has within it's borders a major nationally- recognized medical center, which is attracting serious medical professionals to face our society's most difficult medical issues. Personally, Good Sam's a Godsend, being so close - the hardest-working team of professionals in the medical industry have saved my wife's life, my father's life, repaired my mother's and brother's injuries, and my own, my friends, of my neighbors, delivered the birth of my son to me. Wth the opening of the Women's Imaging Center, Good Sam has significantly advanced use of imaging technology to eliminate unnecessary surgeries, which reduces risk and pain for the patient and surgeons. Twenty-eight years ago meant you had x-rays and 1st generation imaging tools that still requires anesthesia, a sharp scalpel and pain. As for your "thanks to all the phony groups and coalitions that have formed"... Please, I invite you to meet with me, face-to-face - i'll even buy you lunch, but I will request that you say to my face the work done by volunteers to advance medical causes, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, etc. are phony. I'll listen to every word you have to say about West Islip, then you'll listen to mine. Let me ask you now... If this is 'your town' what are you doing to improve it?
shwimpy October 01, 2011 at 10:53 PM
sounds like your ready for boca raton community board they could use a guy like you
jayvee October 02, 2011 at 12:16 AM
Robert...GREAT reply!

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