South Nassau Communities Hospital
Established in 1928, our hospital is one of the region's largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. We have nearly 23,000 admissions per year. We are Nassau County's only South Shore hospital offering 24-hour, lifesaving emergency angioplasty; and we are a Level II Trauma Center, with over 60,000 ER visits yearly. We also installed the first Gamma Knife® on Long Island, allowing for minimally invasive surgical treatment of otherwise inaccessible or inoperable brain tumors. Our hospital also serves as a Stroke Center for Long Island, N.Y.
A few of the medical services we offer include palliative care, dialysis, uterine fibroid embolization, sleep center, wound care, behavioral health, and many more. We are also one of the first South Shore hospitals who offer da Vinci Robotic surgery and we are continuously expanding our campus. Although our hospital is big, we retain the cozy atmosphere of a big family in a small community hospital.
Family Medicine Center
A brand-new multi-million-dollar facility designed specifically for the training of our residents. The 10,000 square-foot structure is a freestanding facility located just one block from the hospital. The Center houses a reception area, nursing station, 17 examining rooms, a procedure room, an osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) room, a residents’ work area, precepting areas, administrative offices, a business office and a state-of- the-art conference room. The Center is equipped with the technology to perform spirometry, common dermatologic procedures, audiometery, colposcopy, fetal heart monitoring, cryotherapy and endometrial biopsies and minor surgical procedures. The examination rooms are designed to enhance patient education and comfort and one even has videotaping capabilities used for teaching purposes. The conference room has teleradiography, videoconferencing capabilities, PowerPoint, DVD and VCR capabilities. Glass blocks and skylights throughout the facility provide a warm, friendly environment, and because the administrative offices are located on site, there is easy access to the faculty and the entire Family Medicine staff. Built in 2001 and receives more than 20,000 visits per year. Our clinic offers a full range of services including Primary Care Clinic, Cardiology Clinic, Dermatology Clinic, Geriatrics Clinic, Sports Medicine Clinic, Newborn Clinic, OB Clinic, GYN Clinic, OMM Clinic, Podiatry Clinic, and onsite social work and dietician. We are a NCQA-certified Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home. South Nassau Family Medicine at Long Beach is our satellite outpatient training site for our Traditional Rotating Internships. Currently located on Franklin Blvd, the site is serving the barrier island and neighboring town.
Community Outreach Programs:
- Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment Flu Program: Family Practice Residents provide on-site medical supervision for administration of flu vaccines to Senior Citizens residing in Nassau County.
- Health Fairs: SNCH participates in local health fairs providing health and wellness information as well as information about programs and services offered by SNCH/Department of Family Medicine. These events include those hosted by SNCH as well as those in which we are invited to participate at churches, civic organizations, senior centers, schools and libraries throughout our service area.
- Outreach and Screening Services: The Department of Community Education coordinates a number of free community screenings for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, head and neck cancer, skin cancer in addition to conducting screening/risk assessment for cardiovascular health (blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol), prevention of stroke and management of diabetes. Residents provide assistance and support regarding risk assessment/risk reduction with individuals and are often available for “ask the doctor” interaction at selected events and screenings.
- Teddy Bear Clinic: An educational program offered to Kindergarten students designed to provide them with a better understanding of how common emergencies are diagnosed and treated in a hospital/emergency room setting. Content covered includes x-rays, suturing, casting for broken bones and respiratory treatments (including the hazards of smoking) … all with the intention of decreasing a child’s fear associated with the emergency room or hospital. Students are invited from Oceanside and Rockville Centre. Approximately 750 students attend this program each year.
- Tar Wars: Sponsored by the AAFP, Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth and fifth grade students. Through interactive classroom presentations, our residents have the opportunity to teach kids in our local schools about the consequences of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.
From the Program Director
The Traditional Rotating Internship (TRI) at South Nassau Communities Hospital is a well-rounded...
We are looking for highly-motivated, intelligent, and empathetic people with a strong commitment to osteopathic medicine....
Our Traditional Rotating Internship began February 2014 after the
closure of a Traditional Rotating Internship at Long Beach Medical Center...
Established in 1928, our hospital is one of the region’s largest
hospitals with 455 beds...
Medical teams, consisting of two-resident day teams and night teams, are