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Good Samaritan Hospital Hospitality Night Recognizes Vital Civic Groups and Businesses Print E-mail
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Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager 
Christine Hendriks,
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone:  (631) 376-4104

Date:  March 17, 2010


Good Samaritan recently hosted its annual Hospitality Night for invited members of local civic groups and business professionals.  More than 100 attended and enjoyed a welcome reception and buffet dinner at Timberpoint Country Club in Great River.  Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Charles Bové spoke about the Medical Center’s premier services and applauded the audience for their support.

Several clubs such as the Lions were recognized for their generous donations to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. 

“I would like to thank those dedicated individuals here tonight and those who could not be present, who through their support, contribute to the success of the hospital,” said Mr. Bové.

Mr. Bové presented the hospital’s community service award to Frank Biondo for his commitment and devotion to the annual Samarikids’ Festival. Frank is a cameraman for Sesame Street and a member of the Samarikids committee.  Each year, Mr. Biondo has donated toys, gift bags and his time volunteering at the event.

More than $120,000 was donated that evening from local clubs and organizations including a $100,000 check from the Guilds of Good Samaritan and $15,000 check from the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.

For more information about Hospitality Night, please call (631) 376-3333.



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 4,400 employees and more than 800 physicians on staff, had 29,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency room visits in 2008. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit our website at

Good Samaritan provides approximately $30 million in community service and charity care each year. 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.


Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, New York  11795
(631) 376-4483
(631) 376-3893 fax