Rep. McCarthy, Dr. Datta Lead Discussion on Healthcare Quality, Access
Oceanside, N.Y.— South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Rajiv Datta, MD, Director of Surgical Oncology/Head & Neck Surgery, was among a contingent of representatives of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to convene in Washington, DC, recently for a hearing and discussions on healthcare quality and access.
Held before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, the hearing focused on patient safety and quality initiatives. Dr. Datta also met with the Honorable Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (4th-C.D.) and staff members of the Honorable U.S. Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton.
These meetings emphasized the programs, services and strategies implemented at South Nassau to increase the communities’ access to healthcare and improve on its tradition of excellence in the delivery of healthcare.
"I can attest that all physicians and government officials expressed a deep commitment to safeguarding and increasing the public’s access to high-quality healthcare," said Dr. Datta. "Whether healthcare provider or legislator, it is an inherent responsibility to be a leader in the development and mandating of healthcare policy that benefits all individuals."
South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 820 physicians and 2,200 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the Hospital is an acute–care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau boasts Long Island’s first gamma knife and New York State’s first acute angioplasty program.