South Nassau Receives $1 Million Donation from Feil Family Foundation
Posted: Feb. 8, 2017
Contribution Will Help Hospital Consolidate Cancer Services at Oceanside Campus. The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust has made a $1 million donation to South Nassau Communities Hospital that will help establish a new, expanded Cancer Center at the hospital’s main campus in Oceanside. Currently, cancer services are spread over several different sites on the South Shore, making diagnosis and treatment services logistically challenging at times for patients.
“We have an excellent cancer team right here on the South Shore and this donation will help us serve cancer patients even better,” said Richard J. Murphy, President and CEO at South Nassau. “The Feil family has been extremely generous to South Nassau over the years and, once again, they have come forward with a donation that will allow us to advance our mission to improve care.”
The Feil family has gifted more than $5 million to South Nassau in the past several years. This includes a $3 million donation to South Nassau in the spring of 2011 that supported the continued growth and expansion of the hospital’s existing Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center, located in Valley Stream.
“South Nassau is the Feil family’s community hospital and we remain committed to supporting its mission of providing quality healthcare services to the South Shore communities of Nassau County,” said Mr. Jeffrey J. Feil. “The hospital’s plan to consolidate cancer services in one place at the main hospital in Oceanside is a good one that will advance patient care.”
Mr. Feil, his sisters, and their families, including their parents, the late Gertrude and Louis, have been lifelong residents of Rockville Centre, NY. Feil serves as President & CEO of The Feil Organization, a family-owned real estate investment, development and management company based in New York, NY.
The Feil family set aside part of the donation to support the hiring of a part-time behavioral health counselor to work with the social services staff at the Barry & Florence Freidberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside.
This new partnership between the Jewish Community Center and the hospital will help advance a joint goal of giving residents the information and education they need to stay healthy and avoid costly hospital visits. A part of the hospital’s ‘population health’ initiative, the counselor will assist community center patrons navigate the health care system and advance programs that emphasis healthy living habits.
Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care, South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 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 provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons. South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons, and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and disease-specific care for hip and joint replacement, wound care and end-stage renal disease. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.