Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY Offers New Perinatal Bereavement Support Group -- Group to Meet the 4th Tuesday of Every Month at 7:30 PM
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY is extending its caring guidance and support by opening up a new support group, open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby through stillborn or newborn death, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, or the interruption of a wanted pregnancy. The group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.
(PRWEB) February 16, 2005
Good Samaritan HospitalÂs Perinatal Bereavement Support Program, a program that offers support and comfort to couples who have experienced the loss of a baby either during or immediately following pregnancy, is extending its caring guidance and support by opening up a new support group. The newly forming group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby through stillborn or newborn death, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, or the interruption of a wanted pregnancy.
The group will meet in the HospitalÂs 1 Campbell Ave. building, next to the hospital on the corner of Campbell Ave. and Route 59 in Suffern, NY, on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM.
ÂGrief is a journey you do not have to travel alone and it isnÂt a problem to be cured, itÂs simply a statement that you love someone,Â noted Sister Margaret Strauch, Director of Pastoral Care at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The group will be led by Pam Magi, RN, Director of the Perinatal Bereavement Support Program at Good Samaritan. Magi has been working for a number of years with families who have experienced the loss of a baby or infant. In 1988, Magi began working with the Perinatal Bereavement Program, and now coordinates the program, offering support and comfort to couples who have lost a baby either during or immediately following pregnancy.
ÂGood SamaritanÂs Perinatal Bereavement Support Program and our support groups offer caring guidance and support to families who have experienced the loss of a child,Â commented Liz Ponte, Director of Nursing for Women's and Children's Services at Good Samaritan. ÂI encourage anyone who has experienced the heartbreak of the loss of a child to attend and to take strength from others who have similar experiences.Â
Anyone who has experienced the loss of a child is encouraged to join this group. Admission is free, but advance reservations are requested. For further information please call the Perinatal Bereavement Office at (845) 368- 5297.
Good Samaritan Hospital is a member of Bon Secours Health System, Inc., one of the nationÂs leading Catholic healthcare systems. It is also part of the regional Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. 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 Bereavement services, or any other program, contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000.
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