South Nassau Supporters Donate $56K to Feil Cancer Center To Support Patients Undergoing Treatment
Posted: Oct. 14, 2016
South Nassau supporters who participated in the hospital’s 5K Walk last month donated more than $56,000 to the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center in Valley Stream this week to help patients undergoing cancer treatments and to expand cancer education efforts. More than 250 residents completed a 3.1-mile walk through Baldwin and Oceanside and used Internet-based Crowdrise to raise the funds, which along with event sponsorships, grossed more than $76,000. The staff of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Canc...
By Doing Good, Local Teenagers Earn Dorothy M. Sharer Scholarship
Posted: Oct. 3, 2016
In recognition of their selfless service as junior volunteers at South Nassau Communities Hospital, three Baldwin residents have been awarded the hospital’s annual Dorothy M. Sharer Scholarship. The recipients (who were former classmates at St. Christopher’s R.C. Parish School in Baldwin before moving on to high school), are Dorothy Daga, graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, attending Adelphi University; Erin Kastner, graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead, attending University of...
South Nassau’s 5K Walk & Health Fair to Help Raise Funds for Feil Cancer Center Patients
Posted: Sep. 12, 2016
A Day for Free Screenings, Music, Food, Games & Family Fun. In agreement with Hippocrates, who said, “Walking is man’s best medicine,” South Nassau Communities Hospital will host its new 5K Walk for Cancer Care & Health Fair on Sunday, September 25th to raise funds for the cancer center Supported by Hewlett House and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, the 5K Walk will be occur in the peaceful and pleasant neighborhood surrounding the hospital from 9 -10AM and the free Health Fair and Fall festiva...
South Nassau Hospital Has the Right Prescription
Posted: Aug. 18, 2016
L.I. Herald Editorial: It’s been nearly four years since Hurricane Sandy extensively damaged the Long Beach Medical Center and indirectly led to its closure. Its absence still looms large: Long Beach lost hundreds of jobs and many of its doctors, and the closing has hurt the local economy. We believe that South Nassau Communities Hospital’s plan to establish an emergency department and medical arts pavilion on the former LBMC site is the most viable option to ensure residents access to a local eme...
FEMA Supports Proposal to Expand Network of Medical Services for South Shore of Nassau County
Posted: Aug. 3, 2016
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a finding in support of South Nassau’s alternative use proposal to use $171 million of FEMA funds to improve medical services for the South Shore of Nassau County by building a Medical Arts Pavilion in Long Beach and a Southwest Addition at its Oceanside campus. As part of its Environmental Assessment of the projects, FEMA determined that the hospital’s proposal will have ‘no significant adverse impact’ on the quality of the human environment in r...
South Nassau Earns ‘Baby Friendly’ Designation From World Health Organization
Posted: Aug. 2, 2016
South Nassau Communities Hospital has been named a ‘Baby Friendly’ hospital by the World Health Organization for its commitment to mothers and newborns and in recognition of its effort to foster breastfeeding. The designation - awarded by the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children's Fund’s (UNICEF) via Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. (BFUSA) – has been won by only two hospitals on Long Island. The ‘Baby Friendly’ designation recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the inform...
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and Legislator Denise Ford Support South Nassau’s FEMA Proposal
Posted: Jul. 25, 2016
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford have sent a letter to FEMA supporting South Nassau’s proposal to use FEMA funds in both Oceanside and Long Beach to improve health services for the South Shore, calling it “the most viable option to ensure Long Beach residents have access to quality health care now and in the future.” Click here to view Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford's letter to FEMA (PDF) Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford
South Nassau Launches ‘Truth in Medicine’ Ad Campaign To Help Health Care Consumers Decipher Fact from Fiction
Posted: Nov. 30, 2015
Does dyeing your hair increase your risk of cancer? Does a heart attack feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest? Will you be less active after joint replacement surgery? Is having a leaky bladder during exercise normal? Do older adults need less sleep? The answers to those questions, which are posed in a new, multi-faceted South Nassau Communities Hospital advertising campaign called ‘Truth in Medicine’, can be found at wherequalitymatters.org. In addition to addressing those specific questions, ...
Becker’s Names South Nassau to Its 2015 List of 100 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs
Posted: Oct. 31, 2015
South Nassau Communities Hospital is the only Long Island-based hospital to be named to the Becker's Hospital Review 2015 listing of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.” Recently awarded the prestigious American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, South Nassau was selected for inclusion in the list based on a number of factors, including clinical outcomes, clinical expertise, cancer research and patient care and safety. "South Nassau is a m...
Developer Bruce Ratner To Be Honored at South Nassau’s 2015 Carnation Ball
Posted: Sep. 27, 2015
Emergency Department Chair Dr. Josh Kugler to Receive Hospital’s Mary Pearson Award Bruce C. Ratner, Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, has agreed to be the honoree of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 2015 Annual Carnation Ball to be held Saturday, November 7 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. The hospital also named Joshua Kugler, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, South Nassau’s chair of the department of emergency medicine, as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Mary Pearson Aw...