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2016

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 Earns Level II Trauma Center Designation - Remains the Only Trauma Center on South Shore of Nassau County

Posted: Jul. 19, 2016

After a rigorous review process and a significant investment in additional highly-trained personnel, South Nassau Communities Hospital has earned the American College of Surgeons (ACS) verification as a Level II Trauma Center. South Nassau’s Level II Trauma Center remains the only one of its kind located on the South Shore of Nassau County, providing critical emergency care to some 900,000 residents in the hospital’s service area. The verification, which is awarded by the ACS’s Verification Review Commit...

South Nassau Expands its Medical Education Program - Adds Surgical and OB/GYN Residency Programs

Posted: Jul. 8, 2016

Expanding its role as a regional medical center and teaching institution, South Nassau Communities Hospital for the first time welcomed its own postdoctoral medical residents in surgery and obstetrics and gynecology on July 1. In a major step forward, South Nassau received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to add the surgical and obstetrics and gynecology residency training programs. The addition of two postdoctoral residency programs continues th...

Hewlett House & South Nassau Communities Hospital present: Cancer Survivor Day Health & Wellness Fair

Posted: Jul. 1, 2016

Hewlett House & South Nassau Communities Hospital present: Cancer Survivor Day Health & Wellness Fair, Sunday, August 7, 11am-4pm, 86 East Rockaway Road, Hewlett, NY 11572 RSVP to Hewlett House: (516) 374-3190 Cancer Survivor Day Health & Wellness Fair (PDF) Including: Marie Capobianco Memorial Wig Day (replace, restyle, or receive new wig) Relax with Reiki Chair Yoga Sessions Makeup Applications Beauty Products Health Information Cancer Forum & Much More! Join us in the opening of our Ci...

2015

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...

2014