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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Improves Patient Care

Recognizing a serious need for pediatric trauma services on the south shore of Long Island, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center took the proper steps to ensure coverage for residents in the area and received recognition from the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

With an Emergency Department that treats nearly 90,000 patients each year, the most of any facility in Suffolk County, trauma services are crucial at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Previously designated as a Level II Adult Trauma Center by the New York State Department of Health, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center made several enhancements to its existing infrastructure, including a full-time pediatric surgeon, pediatric intensivist, trauma surgeon, and trauma care specialist. The result was ACS verification as a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, making Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center the first center of its kind on the south shore of Long Island.

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