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South Nassau Honors Assemblyman Weisenberg, Supports Advancements in Orthopedics at Annual Golf Tournament

New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg was the honoree of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 26th Annual Golf Tournament held recently at The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor and Middle Bay Country Club in Oceanside. The annual tournament also raised more than $277,000 in support of the hospital’s Center for Advanced Orthopedics and Long Island Joint Replacement Institute (LIJRI).

“Assemblyman Weisenberg has been a loyal and steadfast advocate of South Nassau Communities Hospital and the communities and residents of the South Shore of Nassau County,” said South Nassau’s president and CEO, Joseph A. Quagliata. “On behalf of our board of directors, employees, physicians and the patients we serve and their families and neighbors, I thank him for his ardent efforts in support of the mission of South Nassau to provide standard-setting healthcare services.”

The annual tournament’s 240 golfers competed for low gross score, closest to the pin, longest drive, most accurate drive, and hole-in-one prizes. The afternoon of golf was followed by an evening of fine dining, camaraderie and fun, including a lavish buffet and live auction; raffle prizes ranging from tickets to professional sporting events to foursomes at the area’s most prestigious courses; and golf clubs and accessories by Nike Golf. The annual tournament’s top sponsors were Barlett, McDonough, Bastone & Monaghan, LLP; Eclipsys; Island Emergency Medical Services, PC; Optimum Lightpath; Caduceus, Inc.; Pathway Systems Design; Signature Bank; and South Shore Radiation Oncology. Paul Conte Cadillac and Wantagh Mazda were the hole-in-one sponsors.

“I offer a special thanks to our hole-in-one and top sponsors,” said Elizabeth Nardone, vice president of development, “as well as all the tournament’s generous sponsors, participants and volunteers who continue to support South Nassau year after year.”

Assemblyman Weisenberg has been a tireless champion of South Nassau, securing funding to support patient education programs that improve birth outcomes for low-income women, as well as funding for major capital improvements, including expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department, and, most recently, for the creation of the hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Health. Throughout his legislative career, Assemblyman Weisenberg has been a staunch backer for people with disabilities.

He spearheaded the development of Angela’s House and Angela’s House II – the only facilities on Long Island to care for medically fragile children – and led the effort to build a respite suite at Stony Brook Hospital’s Childhood Cancer Center for family members of children with cancer. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his dedication to enhancing the quality of life of those with physical and mental challenges. Among the organizations that have recognized his work in this area are the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State, the American Heart Association, and the Association for Children with Down Syndrome.

Most recently, he was named Honorary Chair of the Friedberg Jewish Community Center’s Sunrise Day Camp, the first and only day camp in New York State for children who are being treated for cancer and cancer-related disorders. His work to improve care delivery and services for those with disabilities continues. He co-sponsored legislation to preserve Timothy’s Law, a mental health parity bill, has sponsored numerous bills to address alcoholism and substance abuse, and currently sponsors a measure to create a New York State Autism council.

Orthopedists at South Nassau’s Center for Advanced Orthopedics and LIJRI are using minimally invasive and image-guided surgical technology to perform joint replacement surgery and repair common and serious musculoskeletal injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries repaired at the Center include knee cartilage and ligaments tears; shoulder instability, impingement, recurrent dislocations and rotator cuff or labrum tears; foot and ankle and hand and upper extremity injuries.

In addition to total knee and hip replacement surgery, LIJRI surgeons perform custom-fitted total joint replacements and robotic knee replacement surgery as well as partial joint replacement techniques, including Birmingham Hip™ resurfacing and the Uni-Knee™ partial knee replacement. Orthopedic spine surgeons use a range of surgical approaches to fix painful lower back problems. These approaches include lumbar disc replacement, kyphoplasty, X STOP, and satellite surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-SOUTH-NASSAU.

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