Dear Prospective Residency Applicant. As President of The Good Samaritan Hospital, I am pleased to express my heartfelt support for our Family Medicine Residency Program. I join Dr. Litman, the faculty and staff in inviting you to earnestly consider the benefits that our program and hospital have to offer you.
The Good Samaritan Hospital, part of WellSpan Health, is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit 170 bed community hospital that cares for a community of nearly 135,000 people. We offer the most up-to-date acute care services to patients and we are proud to be home to one of the nation's best cardiovascular programs. In our emergency department we see almost 54,000 people per year. We also offer comprehensive rehabilitative and preventive health services. The hospital is financially stable with a secure long-range plan to ensure its continued prosperity.
The program's strengths are numerous. The size of our residency program is just right to provide a balanced blend of personalized educational attention and substantial peer interaction. The size of our hospital is ideal, balancing rich patient care experiences with access to a full range of services including our spacious OR suite, open-heart surgical unit and state-of-the-art cardiac cath and electrophysiology labs.
The patient population is socially and economically diverse, spanning urban to rural landscapes and representing numerous different cultures. The backbone of the residency is the faculty who are dedicated to ensuring a rich educational environment for the residents. The strong academic support of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is remarkable.
The relationship between hospital and residency program should be a vitally important factor in your selection process. I am proud to say that the Good Samaritan recognizes and embraces the many valuable contributions that our residency program brings to this community.
If you wish to immerse yourself in a challenging and rewarding environment, I encourage you to visit our program and experience our dedication to excellence in education and patient care.
Robert J. Longo
The Good Samaritan Hospital