|Mammo Center of Excellence|
Good Samaritan Mammography and Breast Diagnostic Center Receives Outstanding Honor from American College of Radiology
West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Mammography and Breast Diagnostic Center was recently named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission of Breast Imaging. The designation was awarded to the Medical Center for achieving accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Good Samaritan now has two new state-of-the-art digital mammography units that help the dedicated physicians to detect and diagnose breast cancer with confidence. The GE full-field digital mammography system is the most modern equipment available. This innovative machine produces high quality images and allows for quicker mammograms.
At Good Samaritan, access to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances is as important as providing patients with the care and support they need. The Mammography and Breast Diagnostic Center performs more than 22,000 mammograms annually. The staff is comprised of leading radiologists, who are experts in breast imaging and diagnosis, and specially trained technicians and registered nurses who are dedicated to breast health.
For more information on Good Samaritan’s Mammography and Breast Diagnostic Center, please call (631) 376-4444.
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 4,000 employees and more than 700 physicians on staff, had 29,000 patient admissions and more than 85,800 emergency room visits in 2006. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit our website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan provides approximately $20 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.