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Chief Medical Officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital Named One of Long Island’s Top 50 Women

South Nassau Communities Hospital’s chief medical officer Linda Efferen, MD, was honored as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News at a gala awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club on May 20th. The award recognizes the significant contributions of women professionals throughout Long Island. Awardees are selected by a panel of business and community leaders based on the nominee’s professional accomplishments, impact on the local economy and leadership in the business world.

“I am proud to join such a prestigious group,” said Dr. Efferen. “I believe that my professional accomplishments along with this honor are directly related to the dedicated efforts of the people I work with and our singular commitment to excellence.”

As chief medical officer of South Nassau, Dr. Efferen is responsible for facilitating medical staff interactions with hospital administration and the governing board and for assuring the effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with the mission of South Nassau. She also oversees the implementation of care management programs and monitors the effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators.

Dr. Efferen is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine. She has been listed in the Consumers Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (for seven years), Best Doctors’ Best Doctors in America and has received a host of awards/honors. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the New York Academy of Science, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Physicians, American College of Medical Quality, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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