Sayville resident Kathleen Gallagher is Good Samaritan Hospital’s Samaritan of the Month for January.
Since 2002, she has been a Lead Electroneurodiagnostic technician (EEG) trained in the use of an electroencephalograph, a noninvasive device that can measure brain activity and analyze the nervous system for diagnostic purposes for those who have injuries or brain disorders.
Gallagher is also skilled at reassuring her patients who are often anxious before such a test. The quality of her work is outstanding and her clinical practices have been described by physicians as being a delicate form of art.
Since 1999, Good Samaritan Hospital has recognized exemplary employees that 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 are submitted for review to a committee from co-workers, supervisors and patients. Samaritans are surprised in their department with a bouquet of flowers.