Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, N.Y., hosted a free wellness symposium, A Lifetime of Womens Health, Oct. 7 that included recognition of the Breast Health Centers first director, Jean Grunwald, MS, RN.
Grunwald was honored for her leadership and commitment to womens services at Good Samaritan resulting in the creation of its Breast Health Center, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
She was presented with an award and flowers by two nursing professionals whom she mentored at Good Samaritan, Director of Palliative Care Services Eileen Roberto, RN, and Coordinator of Breast Health Services Bonnie Edsall, RN.
Nearly 300 persons attended the event, at which guests had their choice of four workshops, including the importance of being the best version of yourself, inside and out.
Workshops were followed by lunch and a keynote presentation, a showing of the Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary Mondays at Racine, the story of two sisters who open their Long Island salon to offer free services and supportive therapies to those diagnosed with cancer.