FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104Date:†††††††††
Date:†††††††††† January 31, 2011
West Islip, NY Ė Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is encouraging current and former patients to nominate a doctor who embodies certain qualities for its Physician of the Quarter program.† The objective is to recognize physicians who have provided outstanding service and support to patients, as well as demonstrating compassion.
The most recent honoree, Kiran Trivedi, DO, was nominated by one of his patients, Elizabeth Hudson of Copiague.† ďDr. Trivedi is a skilled and talented physician, as well as a caring and compassionate doctor who truly cares about the individual patient.Ē† Ms. Hudson, nearly a week overdue in her pregnancy when her baby began showing signs of fetal distress.† Dr. Trivedi chose to perform a C-section and took a ďgreat deal of time and careĒ to minimize any scarring.† Dr. Trivedi was presented with a plaque as winner of the hospitalís Physician of the Quarter program, while Elizabeth Hudson, as the nominator, received a check for $100.
Throughout the year, the hospital will continue to recognize physicians who have gone above and beyond to help their patients.† Good Samaritan is accepting letters of nominations (no longer than 300 words) from patients wishing to nominate their doctors.† Specific examples of how these physicians have exceeded their normal duties are requested.† The patient selected and his/her doctor will be invited to a special ceremony and have their story published in Good Samaritanís community newsletter, Good News From Good Sam, and on the hospitalís website.† Letters should be typed or printed legibly and contain the nominatorís name, address and phone number.†
†For more information about the Physician of the Quarter program, please call (631) 376-4444.
††††††† Nominations can be mailed to:
††††††† Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
††††††† Office of Public & External Affairs
††††††† Physician of the Quarter
††††††† 1000 Montauk Highway
††††††† West Islip, NY 11795
Pictured (L-R): Nominator Elizabeth Hudson and her son, Gabriel, Good Samaritan affiliated physician, Kiran Trivedi, DO, and Good Samaritanís Medical Staff President Catherine
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 more than 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency room 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.