Good Samaritan Hospital Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

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Good Samaritan Hospital announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2007, each for a three-year term.

Good Samaritan Hospital announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2007, each for a three-year term.

Joining the board are Dr. Maureen C. Creegan, Director, Division of Nursing, at Dominican College, in Orangeburg, N.Y.; and Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President of Rockland Community College, in Suffern, N.Y.

"Good Samaritan Hospital is pleased to expand the experience and perspective of our Board of Directors with the addition of these new members," said Michael Schnieders, Executive Vice President and Administrator for Good Samaritan Hospital. "As the hospital continues to grow and evolve, their talents and skills will significantly impact our ability to drive the direction and mission of the hospital."

Dr. Creegan serves as a professor in the Dominican College Division of Nursing, as well as Director of the Division. She has been a guest lecturer at the Herbert Lehman College Department of Nursing at the City University of New York. In addition to academia, Dr. Creegan served as Acting Coordinator of the Division of Nursing Standards at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and as a staff nurse with several hospitals, including Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Creegan has served on the Board of Directors of the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center; as Research Chair for the Zeta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing; and been a member of the Rockland County Board of Health.

Dr. Wood has been President of Rockland Community College since 2004. Previously, he was Vice President of Academic Affairs at County College of Morris, in Randolph, N.J.; Acting Provost of Montgomery College, in Rockville, Md.; and Chairman of the Visual Arts-Engineering Department at Northern Virginia Community College, in Alexandria, Va.

Dr. Wood is on the board of directors of several organizations including Leadership Rockland, the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs, Rockland Economic Development Corp. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County.

Leaving the Good Samaritan Hospital Board are Scott Bernstein, MD, an internal medicine physician and former Secretary/Treasurer of the board; Maire Keena Liberace, a faculty member of Rockland Community College's Department of Philosophy and Speech, and a current nominee for the Bon Secours Charity Health System Board of Directors; and Rabbi Moshe David Tendler, PhD, who is a Professor of Biology, Medical Ethics, and Talmudic Law at Yeshiva University, in New York City.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital is a member of Bon Secours Health System Inc., one of the nation's leading Catholic healthcare systems. It is also part of the regional Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, N.Y. and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information about cardiac services, or any other program, contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000 or http://www.GoodSamHosp.org.

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