The provision of health care at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, N.Y.
I’m an RN with a BSN in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Education. I am a former employee (Registered Nurse) and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital from approximately 1982 through 1985. I also have Critical Care experience from NY Cornell Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. My reason for developing this Website is to save patients’ lives and to let everyone know how horrific Good Samaritan Hospital really is.
On July 17, 2010, I called 911. I realized my mother was very ill, and may have been in Sepsis, a very dangerous and lethal condition. She was brought to Good Samaritan Hospital by local EMTs. Initially, my mother was being treated properly by an African American Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room. The Nurse Practitioner concurred with me that, in fact, my mother was in Sepsis. Then the horror story began. My mother was over medicated with numerous narcotics and central nervous system depressants which led to her respiratory arrest on July 19, 2010 at approximately 7:15 am. I was the one who found my mother unresponsive and in respiratory arrest because she had been neglected by the nursing staff on the 11 pm to 7 am shift on 7/19/2010. I rescinded her DNR and called the code on my own mother. She was put on a ventilator and left on a medical floor from 7:15 am to 3 pm without a trained Intensive Care Nurse. She was later transferred to ICU at approximately 3:00 pm.
I later found my mother once again in distress, crashing on 7/21/10 at 1:30 am in ICU. I screamed for help and was told not to yell. I told the nursing supervisor, “I am transferring my mother out of this hospital, because no one knows what they are doing and my mother is going to die if she doesn’t leave here.”
I then contacted New York Cornell Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY and was told by a Chief Resident in the Surgical ICU that Dr. Phil Barre, (attending) was willing to accept my mother’s transfer. My mother’s transfer was later stopped and Good Samaritan Hospital appeared to allow my brother to act illegally as Health Care Agent to cover up Good Samaritan Hospital’s mistakes after I threatened to notify the N.Y. State Dept. of Health. I was the Health Care Agent for my mother.
Dr. Samuel Davidoff, an excellent Pulmonologist, also diagnosed my mother as suffering from Sepsis and ordered appropriate IV Vancomycin antibiotics. Then the King of King, Lord of Lords, Dr. Bernard Nash, (Infectious Disease Specialist) discontinued my mother’s IV Vancomycin while suffering from Sepsis. He was verbally abusive to me in 1985 when I worked at Good Samaritan Hospital and also during my mother’s hospitalization in July 2010. I would tell everyone never to use him as his Doctor. I feel all he cares about is making money for himself and Good Samaritan Hospital; his patients come second, third, fourth or fifth. He played a hand in the discharge of my mother while she was suffering from Sepsis to die on my watch at home. Three days after discharge I realized again that my mother still might be suffering from Sepsis after she spiked a temperature and displayed confusion. I prayed and called North Shore LIJ in Manhasset directly because I knew if I called 911 from Babylon, I would be required to bring my mom back to Good Samaritan Hospital. North Shore LIJ rerouted an ambulance that was heading to Southside North Shore LIJ and brought my mom to North Shore LIJ; her DIAGNOSIS upon admission to North Shore LIJ Manhasset was SEPSIS!!!! North Shore LIJ saved my mother’s life and later Southside LIJ saved my mother’s life too. Again the reason for this website is to let everyone know how horrific the care is at Good Samaritan Hospital. Years ago, before North Shore LIJ took them over, Southside was worse than Good Samaritan Hospital.
I feel Good Samaritan Hospital short staffs and hires inexperienced medical professionals to save money. I believe they are also verbally abusive to patients and their employees and may be committing insurance fraud. All I can say is don’t go there. Remember I worked there as an RN and saw how they treated their patients and staff. If you live in Babylon Village, West Babylon, North Babylon or Lindenhurst and you call 911 the
EMTs may tell you that they can’t bypass Good Samaritan Hospital because it is a major trauma center.
You will be hearing more from me soon as I will be picketing in front of Good Samaritan Hospital.