Pictured left to right are: Executive Director of The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Kathy Dulanto; Bay Shore School District HPEA Assistant Director Ted Nagengast; Wellness Alliance Chairman Emeritus Dr. V. William Caracci, MD; Chairman, Department of Pediatrics Dr. Catherine Caronia; Director of Rehabilitation Services Jill Bocchieri; Roseann DeLuca MSN, RN, Bariatric Services; Project Coordinator Stephanie Boynton; Registered Dietitian Cathy Davis, and Bay Shore School District HPEA Director Claude Kasman.
On Tuesday, December 18th, the final meeting of the ten-week Healthier Families Program took place at the Bay Shore High School Middle School. The Healthier Family Program is a joint initiative between the Bay Shore School District Physical Education Department and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The goal of the program is to educate and encourage parents/guardians and students on the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. A multidisciplinary team consisting of a Bay Shore School district physical educator, members of the Bay Shore Wellness Alliance, along with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Healthcare Professionals, works with students and families to develop a plan for long-term good health.