Catholic Health's Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. (Photo: Google Maps)
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Catholic Health gets $4.2M to expand programs

Catholic Health has received $4.2 million from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand system-wide programs and projects to enhance patient care.

This is the third consecutive year the Cabrini Health Foundation has supported the efforts of Catholic Health, according to a statement from the health system.

The eight grants received span the entirety of Catholic Health and include a $1.1 million Challenge Grant for Good Samaritan Hospital for the modernization of its Mother-Baby program, intended to attract matching gifts from other donors from the Good Samaritan community and allow major updates to the West Islip hospital’s delivery suites and neonatal intensive care unit.

Mercy Hospital is receiving $1 million to support the relocation and expansion of its pre-surgical testing unit to the new Family Care Center located on the Rockville Centre hospital’s campus.

Good Shepherd Hospice will receive $1 million for its electronic medical records platform that will empower clinical staff to enhance services for those in need of care and their families.

Catholic Health’s Meds-to-Beds program will receive $296,605 to help patients adhere to their prescribed medications and decrease medication costs for up to 300 uninsured patients enrolled in the patient-centered pharmacy services program.

Catholic Home Care is receiving $250,000 to support its telehealth remote patient monitoring system addressing disparities in Nassau and Suffolk counties and serving an additional 1,200 patients with at-home telehealth services. 

The launch of Good Samaritan’s Tele-Mommies Project is being supported with a grant of $224,150. This program provides care for expectant mothers experiencing high-risk pregnancies. 

The St. Charles Hospital Gold Dental Clinic will receive $172,000 to support its efforts to provide dental care for uninsured and underinsured patients, including veterans and members of the clergy. 

Catholic Home Care will receive $160,471 to support the expansion of its remote patient monitoring program with new equipment and enhanced staffing will help provide services to an additional 800 patients.

“This visionary investment allows us to continue expanding our much-needed services and provide quality, compassionate healthcare to residents across Long Island,” Catholic Health President and CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy said in the statement. “We thank the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for its continued support.”

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