SUFFERN, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) – Last week Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center hosted two events to dedicate and bless the all-new Ambulatory Surgery Center. The events provided an exciting opportunity to tour the center before it officially opens on August 12th.

Over 300 people, including hospital employees and members of the community, attended the afternoon ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 1st. On the same day, over 100 board members, physicians, and dignitaries joined the evening dedication to get a sneak peek of the center.

This newly built state-of-the-art facility features four innovative operating suites and beautifully designed private rooms for pre-op and recovery. The center will improve access to a highly trained and experienced surgical staff who will perform a broad range of same-day surgical procedures. Patients will have access to an elevated level of same-day surgical treatment in a space designed to maximize comfort and quality.

This is more than a change of location for same-day surgeries at Good Samaritan; the new center will provide concierge service to patients to smooth the entire day from arrival to departure. The facility is patient- and family-centered with efficient and streamlined processes, a spacious waiting lounge, and plenty of free parking just outside the entrance. In addition, the new Ambulatory Surgery Center will enable the inpatient operating rooms to develop and improve services.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center is in the Suffern Medical Pavilion, conveniently located adjacent to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center at 257 Lafayette Avenue (Route 59) in Suffern, NY 10901.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors—the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth—serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit

Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, a national Catholic system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassion to healthcare and serving those in need.

About Bon Secours Health System

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 employees help people in six states: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Visit for more information.


1.    Philip Patterson, CEO, Bon Secours Charity Health System, says the new center is yet another step toward the growth and improvement of the hospital's care.

2.    Eileen Dobbing, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, expresses her excitement about the opening of the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Left, Diane Wilcomes, Director of Perioperative Services.

3.    Diane Wilcomes, Director of Perioperative Services, proudly speaks of the opening of the new facility and expresses her gratitude to the many people who helped execute this project.

4.    Physicians, clinical staff, and executive leadership outside the all-new Ambulatory Surgery Center at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

5.    Physicians, clinical staff, and executive leadership cut the ribbon to open the new Ambulatory Surgery Center. From left to right: Eileen Dobbing, Diane Wilcomes, Philip Patterson, Dr. Thomas Facelle, and Dr. Richard Clarkin.

6.    Father Lawrence Nwaneri, C.S.Sp., blesses one of the four state-of-the-art operating rooms in the new center.

7.    The spacious waiting room is one of the many aspects that make the new center comfortable for patients and their families.

8.    The Ambulatory Surgery Center is located on the first floor of the Suffern Medical Pavilion at 257 Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, NY, adjacent to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Photo credit: Yoni Meyer

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