Town Of Islip Honors Good Samaritan Physical Therapist
October 24, 2012
Lucy Moncada was among several members of the community recently honored
(Long Island, NY) Lucy Moncada, PT, a physical therapist at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, was among several members of the community recently honored at the Town of Islip Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards. She resides in Smithtown. This event was established to recognize exceptional contributions made by local residents to the town.
Moncada, who has been a hospital employee for the past five years was nominated primarily for her passion and positive outlook in any situation and for her integral role as a resource to thousands of patients, many of whom are Town of Islip residents. She continually displays excellence in health care by going above and beyond for her patients, spending the time needed for direct care and patient/family education. She helps to deliver the most effective treatment plan to best address each patient’s need for care.
In addition, Moncada volunteers her services to the Healthy Sundays program, a community outreach program sponsored by Catholic Health Services to promote health and wellness through educational information and health screenings for the underserved. For the past several years she has lectured for the Spanish speaking community as well as attending community health fairs, providing education on physical therapy and assisting with translation.
“The look of relief on patient’s faces when they find the program best suited to ease their pain is thanks enough for me,” said Moncada.
“We are all so proud of Lucy. She is a great asset to the rehabilitation team. Her knowledge and confidence have guided many patients through therapy, returning them to a better quality of life,” stated Good Samaritan Hospital’s Director of Rehabilitation Jill Bocchieri, PT.
Good Samaritan’s Rehabilitation Department provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, orthotic services and an audiology program to patients. The care at Good Samaritan is unique, including hands-on treatment in a one-to-one setting with a dedicated clinician.
For more information on Good Samaritan Hospital’s rehabilitation services, please call (631) 376-4444.
Lucy Moncada, PT, recognized at Town of Islip Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2011. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
Good Samaritan provided more than $43 million in community service and charity care in 2011. The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.