FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104
Date: July 1, 2011
West Islip, NY – Maureen Altieri, RN, MS, was recently promoted to director of professional practice for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Altieri started at Good Samaritan in 1993 as a staff nurse working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Most recently, she served as the Magnet® program coordinator and was responsible for facilitating the Magnet® application and documentation, as well as coordinating the site visit for redesignation. Good Samaritan Hospital achieved its second Magnet® designation as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® in April, earning six exemplars for exceptional performance. Magnet® recognition is the “gold standard” for excellence in nursing services and means Good Samaritan’s patient care program has been named one of the best in the nation.
In her role as director of professional practice, Altieri will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to promote an environment of professional nursing practice that supports scientific, scholarly practice. She will also provide leadership and direction in order to meet and exceed the Magnet® standards of excellence.
Altieri holds a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing from Brockport College and a master’s of science in nursing administration from Adelphi University. She resides in Babylon Village with her husband, Peter, and her daughters, Jessica and Kristen.
For more information on Good Samaritan’s nursing opportunities, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
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 more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2010. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan provides more than $49 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.