BENEFITING: WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION
I work as an anesthesiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital. I feel very fortunate to take care of patients, often at a time of severe anxiety and stress. Being a doctor in the operating room has periods of routine and uneventful, with the occasional critical life or death moments. It can certainly be stressful. Running has always been my way to decompress.
I am impressed with the level of care we provide. I don't only say that because I work here. I have been a patient myself, but more notably I would like to reflect on my son. He suffered from hemolytic disease of the newborn, requiring admission to the Westchester Medical Center NICU. It was of course a very scary and stressful time in our lives. I was so impressed with the wonderful care my son and family received. He is now a completely healthy rambunctious two year old. I often think of the children who shared the NICU with Christian who will never be as fortunate as he is to have his health.
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange Counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, New Jersey. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer treatment services, the area’s leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children’s Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance abuse services and its certified home care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.
I am excited to represent Good Samaritan Hospital and the WMCHealth Network in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. I am going the distance for our patients.
Thank you for support!