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A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

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March 24th, 2021 Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Good Samaritan Hospital President, Ruth Hennessey and hospital health care workers, at the unveiling of a bench donated by the Town of Islip in their honor, and presented during COVID Remembrance Day.

The Supervisor offered words of encouragement, gratitude and praise to hospital staff. "We would not be in this position if not for the resilience, courage and tenacity of the entire Good Samaritan Hospital medical team and supporting staff, who gave their all to care for the patients of our community—even in the face of grave danger to themselves and to their families," said Supervisor Carpenter.

"Their steady hand in providing knowledge, care and comfort, played an invaluable role in helping us guide this Town and its residents through the darkest period we’ve ever known. For that, we owe you our deepest gratitude. And I thank you," said the Supervisor. "As a major provider of health care on the south shore of Long Island, patients flocked to our Emergency Rooms for treatment. We, like many of our sister facilities, became overwhelmed by the vast need of care by so many. This is where you, our Good Samaritan Health Care Heroes, rose to the challenge. At Good Sam, I have seen unbelievable acts of heroism, countless acts of compassion, overwhelming displays of selfless behavior and a community spirit unlike any other," said Good Samaritan Hospital President, Ruth Hennessey.

"I am so proud to be a part of this incredible team and am so humbled by your acts of selfless behavior. I know the past year has been traumatic for so many of our Good Sam family. As we put patients first, please remember to also take care of yourself and your family. There are many resources in place to help during this time," said Hennessey. "The story, though, is not complete. The COVID pandemic is not yet over. Future waves may be upon us and my message for you all is to stay the course, stay healthy, socially distance, wear your mask and receive your vaccine when eligible," concluded Hennessey.

Supervisor Carpenter presented Hospital President Ruth Hennessey and staff with a Citation on behalf of the Islip Town Board, in recognition of their life-saving work during COVID.


Click HERE to visit the Town's COVID-19 Information page.

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