Amazing Stories

At South Nassau Communities Hospital, we are committed to saving and improving the lives of our patients.

Our success is measured by our patients’ satisfaction with our services and the quality of their outcomes. We are proud to share their amazing stories of courage, resilience and success with you:

Meet Bill R. - Heart Patient
Bill R., 67, was considered a model patient. An ex-smoker, he dutifully took his prescribed medicines for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. During a routine visit to the South Nassau Primary Care Center at Bellmore, Carolyne McHyman, DO, performed a physical exam, ordered further diagnostic tests and recommended Bill see his cardiologist ... read more

Meet Lauren D. - Maternity Patient
Lauren D. and her husband, Ryan, of Queens, NY, had the choice of any hospital located in New York City for the birthplace of their first child. With metro-area physicians touting South Nassau’s program of compassionate, collaborative obstetrical health care services and attention to high-risk pregnancies, Lauren and Ryan chose South Nassau Communities Hospital. ... read more

Meet Karyn - Karyn was treated for a large atrial septal defect (ASD)
A patient of Dr. Sherry Megalla here at South Nassau’s Center for Cardiovascular Health. Karyn was treated for a large atrial septal defect (ASD) or hole in her heart ... read more

"They called me their ‘miracle patient,’ but South Nassau saved my life."
In July 2014, I collapsed and was rushed to South Nassau’s emergency room. While in the ER, my wife was informed that I needed emergency surgery to repair a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm ... read more

"My flu-like symptoms turned out to be a heart attack."
I was getting ready for my grandson’s birthday, when all of a sudden I became weak. I thought I was coming down with the flu. Before going to sleep, I called my son and told him that something didn’t feel right ... read more

"Are you coping with chronic orthopedic pain? Joyce can tell you where to go for relief."
Too many people try to live with painful, debilitating orthopedic conditions, whether in the back, knee, shoulder or hip. That once included sprightly 84 year old great grandmother Joyce Levy ... read more

"People don’t know how lucky they are to have a facility like this on the South Shore of Long Island."
Dorothy Yamali, of Island Park, and her son Butch recount how the South Nassau Trauma and Emergency Department Team saved Dorothy’s life ... read more

“It’s comforting to know that expert emergency care is available in Long Beach.”
I got a call from my daughter’s school. Sophia had fallen, scraping her hand and knee. The school nurse said Sophia had a foreign object in her hand, but to me it looked like a bone was sticking out ... read more

Janine G.

"I am grateful for the life that was given back to me."
An exuberant Janine Gentile has regained her health — and life — thanks to Lawrence Kanner, MD, South Nassau's Director of Electrophysiology Services ... read more

Mark B.

Mark’s heart is fully recovered, and filled with gratitude and encouragement.
It was the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend 2016, and Mark was not feeling right. “I slept on the couch that night since I was having major discomfort in my upper chest, right palm and the tip of my ring finger,” ... read more