Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Samaritan of the Month for September was Raphael Dimayuga, RN, a clinical nurse in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit (MICU). He joined the hospital’s MICU in 2002, providing acute care for critically ill patients.
Dimayuga lives his life, both professionally and personally, demonstrating the hospital’s mission of compassion, integrity and justice. He accommodates his patients’ individual needs, always going above and beyond to ensure some of the hospital’s sickest patients are well cared for. “The kindness and care he gave my brother was heartwarming and will never be forgotten,” said a patient.
Also named Samaritan of the Month for September was Lisa Giarraputo, RN, with the hospital’s mother/baby unit. She joined Good Samaritan in 1994. Giarraputo is kind, caring and compassionate. She is a true team player who is always dependable. She achieved her certification in maternal newborn nursing and as a breastfeeding consultant in 2014 and is currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program in nursing at Farmingdale State College.
Since 1999, Good Samaritan Hospital has recognized exemplary employees who consistently go above and beyond their assigned duties and live by the hospital mission to promote excellence in care and commit to those in need. Nominations for Samaritan of the Month are submitted for review to a committee from coworkers, supervisors and patients. A Samaritan of the Month presentation is held at the hospital with coworkers and family.
Colleen Valdini is the manager of public and extra affairs at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.