|Bellone Peds Center Tour|
Babylon Town Supervisor Tours New Center for Pediatric Specialty Care
Babylon, NY – Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone recently toured Good Samaritan’s new Pediatric Specialty Care Center located at 655 Deer Park Avenue in Babylon. The Supervisor’s visit included viewing some of the 22 examination and treatment rooms and 6 waiting rooms. Catherine Caronia, MD, Associate Chair of Pediatrics and Barry Goldberg, MD, Director of the Center, conducted the tour.
The Pediatric Specialty Care, which currently sees more than 20,000 patients each year, is Suffolk County’s largest of its kind. A comprehensive continuum of care that ensures newborns through adolescents receive expert care is the center’s mission and goal. The needs of children are different than those of adults, and no where are these differences more striking or critical than when a child needs medical attention. Good Samaritan’s commitment to excellence in pediatric care is evidenced through its comprehensive pediatric programs.
Good Samaritan has the largest perinatal and neonatal center in southern Suffolk County. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treats more than 500 infants each year. The mission of the unit is to provide excellent, compassionate care of the newborn in a family-centered and developmentally supportive environment.New York State’s Department of Health has designated Good Samaritan’s neonatal and obstetrical services as a tertiary level III center. Additional pediatric services include the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), one of only two PICUs in Suffolk County, and the Pediatric Emergency Department with round-the-clock services of pediatric sub-specialists. The hospital’s innovative Child Life Program focuses on making a child’s health care experience more comfortable using tools familiar to them such as art, play and education. This program provides a “safe haven” for children, a time when kids can be themselves.
“Good Samaritan, its Medical Staff and Board of Trustees are dedicated to the continued development and improvement of pediatric services. We are proud to offer the finest pediatric care to the youngest members of the community and are committed to the future of pediatric care,” stated Richard J. Murphy, President and CEO.
For more information on Good Samaritan’s Pediatric Specialty Center, please call (631) 376-4444.