|Good Samaritan Hospital Holds Veteran’s Day Recognition|
November 20, 2012
Good Samaritan Hospital enacted a pilot program this past summer to identify all current and former members of the United States Armed Services who present in its Emergency Department in need of medical care. Between 70 and 90 veterans each week are identified and provided information about the health care benefits to which they may be entitled. The hospital is advocating for state legislation mandating that all hospitals and clinics ask a patient’s military status and that health care providers be trained on available resources to assist veterans with their health care needs. Pictured (L-R): Chairman of Veterans Service Organization for Town of Islip Frank Ciulla, Commandant of Suffolk County Detachment Leo Maese, Jim McCann, United States Marine Corps, Good Samaritan Vice President of Human Resources Mark Boehrer, Town of Islip Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., Dawn Esposito, RN, Past President NYS AMVETS Post 18 Frank DeMarco and AMVETS Post 18 John Gaeta.
Manager, Public and External Affairs
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center