Rabbi Dov Bidnick, 78, was born in Brooklyn, NY but spent 46 years in Florida before returning to Monsey NY to spend more time with his son and grandchildren. He and his wife, Judi now live at the Fountainview Assisted Living Facility in Monsey, NY. Bidnick has had a rich and exciting life; he was a Jewish Day School principal for many years before embarking on an international fundraising career that led him to 67 cities, across five continents. He has an impressive knack for remembering nearly everyone he has met through his travels and his experience at Good Samaritan Hospital is no different.
“I remember all 35 people who have treated me at Good Samaritan Hospital – from doctors, nurses, technicians, transports, front desk, gift shop and even the head of security! Every person on the staff and every aspect of the care they provide is professional and works to lessen your pain,” said Bidnick.
Bidnick first came to The Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Good Samaritan Hospital in February, 2018 to receive therapy for a persistent wound on his right leg and foot. He has been receiving wound care treatment from George Liberis, MD including medicinal therapies and wound dressings. Bidnick has been overwhelmed by the kindness and personal care that Dr. Liberis provides. “Dr. Liberis even invited my wife and me to come to his office to meet with him and his wife for a social visit; he goes above and beyond,” said Bidnick.
The impressive, patient-first care is consistent across The Wound and Hyperbaric Center.“Clay, Heidi, Ann, Amelia and the other nurses and techs in the Wound Center are outstanding,” said Bidnick.
Bidnick believes that the unmatched dedication to treating the whole patient starts as soon as patients walk in the front door. “Maria Pena, at your front desk, is an invaluable asset to the hospital. She remembers so many patients, greets them kindly and takes the time to tend to their specific needs. Whether it is getting me a wheel chair or escorting me to the Kosher room, she always does this with a smile – and I know she does it for all the patients that walk in the front door, I have seen it,” added Bidnick.
As Bidnick continues his wound therapy, he is grateful to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and is hopeful he is close to getting back to the things he loves including swimming and spending time with his family including his son, Jay and his wife Shoshana; son Rabbi Simmie and his wife Chavi; son, Rabbi Dovid and his wife Yiddes; his 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Find exceptional, comprehensive care and compassionate treatment close to home at the Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The Center heals wounds using an efficient, multi-disciplinary team approach offering patients customized and comprehensive evaluations and therapies.
The Center Treats These Conditions:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Ischemic Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Chronic venous stasis disease
- Surgical non-healing wounds
- Ostomy care
An important component in wound healing is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for patients with wounds who have not responded to other treatment. HBOT supplies 100% pure pressurized oxygen the body needs to stimulate and support healing and restore the ability to repair itself. Patients simply lie in a comfortable chamber, relax and while watching a movie or TV, or listen to music while their body naturally heals.
To learn more about The Good Samaritan Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Institute, please call (866) 596-8456 or visit goodsamhosp.org/woundandhyperbaric.