"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Gianna Center of Long Island Center for Women’s Health and Fertility

A natural, restorative, scientifically-based approach to managing your health and fertility.

Across the country, there has long been a desire and vision to provide women with a natural means for achieving or avoiding pregnancy. The National Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility™ delivers the ideal solution. Established to offer pro-life, authentically Catholic health care centers for women and families that specialize in the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY™, Gianna centers exist in Manhattan, Syracuse, Albany, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and
now, through collaboration between the diocese and Catholic Health Services, on Long Island.

The Gianna Center is based at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and coordinated by Medical Director Paul Carpentier, MD, CFCMC. Certified Fertility Care Practitioner Jamey Hutchinson, BSN, CFCP, joins Dr. Carpentier in meeting women’s health needs. Together, they provide women with natural, restorative approaches to their health challenges and their fertility or as Dr. Carpentier describes it, Restorative Reproductive Medicine (RRM). “RRM helps women and couples treat reproductive disorders in a way that reveres their fertility and the sacrament of marriage,” explains Dr. Carpentier. “It is also used to treat various gynecologic problems; identifying and resolving the
underlying issues.” RRM is improving the quality of care for women and couples; treating reproductive disorders and various gynecologic problems using the best in current medical care.


Thanks to a collaboration between the Diocese and Catholic Health Services (CHS), the system established the Gianna of Long Island Center for Women’s Health and Fertility at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. Pictured: Jim Spencer, CHS Senior Vice President for Mission & Ministry; Theresa Cornish, CHS pregnancy support line; Tom Ockers, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Bishop Robert Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre; Bishop William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre; Paul Carpentier, MD, medical director, Gianna Center; Allison O’Brien, Director Respect Life Office, Diocese of Rockville Centre; Jamey Hutchinson, BSN, Gianna FertilityCareTM coordinator.

The Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine has developed a truly comprehensive, dignified and successful approach to treating these sophisticated hormonal and procreative issues. By applying diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in a way that benefits the natural functions of the body, the gynecologic problems are resolved rather than suppressed.

The resulting treatments are morally
acceptable and attractive, but equally important, have excellent results. “These methods are not a step backward, but rather a step forward,” says Dr. Carpentier. More effective, involving less invasive treatment, less expense and less time to symptom resolution for a variety of conditions, RRM, according to Dr. Carpentier, when compared to the standard gynecology approach, shows favorable
results in all of these instances:

    • Infertility
    • Prematurity rate
      • Live newborn rates

in infertility due to:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian disease
  • Tubal occlusion
  • Previous or recurrent miscarriage


  • Rate of multiple births: twins, triplets
  • Postpartum depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Postmenopausal sympton management
  • Hysterectomy rate for chronic pelvic pain
  • Avoiding pregnancy
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Irregular cycles
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Adolescent well-being
  • Future healthy relationships

Restorative Reproductive Medicine has a proven ability to reduce the need for in vitro fertilization services, neonatal intensive care unit stays and gynecologic surgery. Providing this quality of medical care for women and couples while respecting the dignity of the woman, improves the well-being of neonates and strengthens the family. The couple is very involved in the process. It is care for the entire person: body, soul and relationship. This evolving science has already helped thousands of women and couples across the U.S. and in several other nations. Through these techniques, the Gianna Center provides comprehensive women’s health care inspired by Catholic values, yet is accepting all faiths and in full conformity with the Ethical and Religious Directives.

For more information about the Gianna Center call 631.376.3232 or visit www.chsli.org/giannacenter-long-island

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