24-Hour Emergency Care for Our Community

Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, NY, offers residents on the south shore of Long Island access to one-of-its-kind emergency care for adults and children. 

We deliver the highest level of care for emergent medical issues, including heart attacks, head injuries, orthopedic injuries, pediatric injuries, respiratory distress, stroke, and trauma.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you are experiencing a medical emergency

Comprehensive Stroke Care

The Gary H. Richard and Family Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island at Good Samaritan University Hospital provides specialized care for patients with complex strokes. Our neurointerventionalists are leading experts in using the latest and most advanced neurointerventional procedures. They deliver the fastest and most accurate treatment when every second counts and immediate care is required.

The hospital has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognition: Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. (2024)

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Pediatric Services

A visit to the emergency department is overwhelming both for children and their parents or caregivers. Our dedicated pediatric emergency department separates children from adult and behavioral health populations. Board-certified pediatricians and multidisciplinary pediatric specialists focus solely on your child. Our certified child life specialists, as part of our unique Child Life Program, help children and their parents cope with the stress of illness and hospitalization.

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American Medical Response

Catholic Health and American Medical Response work together to offer medical transportation services to our patients. Call for an ambulance at any time.



Paramedic-level ambulance service is available for Catholic Health patients at home, care facilities or physician offices needing urgent access to a Catholic Health hospital emergency department.

American Medical Response's 24/7 Care in Motion Transfer Center is equipped with software to facilitate single-call communication with Catholic Health providers requesting medical transportation.

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