• Printer Friendly Version

Feil Family Foundation Donates $5 Million to Name New Patient Care Pavilion at Mount Sinai South Nassau

Gift is the Single Largest Donation in Hospital’s History. “Feil Family Pavilion” will Open in Spring 2024.

Posted: Feb. 10, 2023
Feil Family Foundation Donates $5 Million to Name New Patient Care Pavilion at Mount Sinai South Nassau

Mount Sinai South Nassau has received the largest single gift in the hospital’s history - a $5 million pledge from The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust to name the hospital’s new patient care pavilion.

The new four-story, 100,000-square-foot building, scheduled to open in spring 2024, will be named the Feil Family Pavilion. It will double the size of the current Emergency Department, increase the critical and intensive care inpatient capacity to 40 beds, and add nine new operating rooms.

“Mount Sinai South Nassau is our local hospital, and we are grateful for the expert care it provides to our communities on the South Shore,” said Jeffrey J. Feil, CEO of the Feil Organization and a longtime Rockville Centre resident. “We are so fortunate to have an outstanding medical center right in our backyard. The Feil family is honored to support the growth of Mount Sinai South Nassau.”

Mr. Feil and his family, including his parents, the late Gertrude and Louis, have been longtime supporters of the hospital. With their latest gift, the family has donated a total of $17 million to benefit the hospital and the patients it serves.

"This generous gift by the Feil family will have a direct impact on improving patient care on the South Shore. We are deeply thankful for their generosity and support," said Adhi Sharma, MD, President of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “It will be the hospital’s distinct honor to name the new patient care tower in honor and recognition of the Feil Family and their longstanding commitment to Mount Sinai South Nassau.”

Feil Family Foundation Donates $5 Million

“Their support and commitment has been vital to the growth of our emergency services and cancer care program as well as the hospital’s tradition of excellence in the delivery of advanced care services," Dr. Sharma added.

“The ultimate beneficiary of the Feil family’s generosity is our South Shore community that turns to Mount Sinai South Nassau for compassionate, quality health care,” said Tony Cancellieri, Co-Chair of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Board of Directors. “On behalf of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, we are grateful to our dear friends Jeffrey and Lee Feil and their entire family and are honored to name the pavilion as a permanent expression of gratitude for this gift and the ongoing support of the Feil family.”

The donation is the single largest gift the hospital has ever received. The family’s previous generosity includes a total of $2 million in 2019 and $1.5 million in 2018 to help centralize the hospital’s cancer care services and a $3 million donation to Mount Sinai South Nassau in the spring of 2011 that supported the continued growth and expansion of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center.

The Feil gift is the second major gift connected with the new four-story patient building currently under construction. Last year, the hospital’s immediate past Chair of the Board, Joseph Fennessy, made a major gift to the hospital to name the Fennessy Family Emergency Care Center in the new patient pavilion. Additional naming opportunities remain within the new pavilion, including nursing stations, lobby areas, and surgical suites.

Currently, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Emergency Department treats about 65,000 patients annually but is designed to handle only 35,000. Upon completion of the Feil Family Pavilion, the Emergency Department’s square footage will nearly double to the size of a football field and will have the capacity to see approximately 80,000 patients annually. In addition, the department will feature centralized nursing stations for direct oversight of patient rooms; bedside triage; expanded pediatric trauma treatment areas with an adjoining radiology area; a decontamination room; dedicated areas for geriatrics and behavioral health; and a spacious waiting and reception area with comfortable seating, 4K-UHD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and charging stations for phones, tablets, and laptops.

Mount Sinai South Nassau - J Wing

The pavilion’s expanded intensive (ICU) and critical care (CCU) units will allow Mount Sinai South Nassau to meet the region’s rising need for critical care services as demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the demand for regular hospital beds is decreasing, the number of patients in need of highly specialized care provided in ICUs and CCUs is on the rise. The hospital projects that the need for ICU and CCU beds will double.

The operating room and its surgical suites will be configured and designed to accommodate the nonstop advancements in surgical technologies and equipment. The combined impact of the redesigned and larger operating rooms will allow Mount Sinai South Nassau and its staff of surgeons to increase its surgical scheduling capacity to accommodate projected volumes in same-day, elective, and emergency surgeries. The new  surgical suites also could pave the way for an open-heart program at the Oceanside campus, pending Department of Health approval.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,600 employees. Located in Oceanside, New York, 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, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai 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; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. For more information, go to www.mountsinai.org/southnassau.

About the Feil Organization
The Feil Organization is a real estate investment, management, and development firm based in New York City with over 70 years of expertise. Feil’s diverse portfolio commands over 24 million square feet in industrial, commercial, and retail, over 5,000 residential properties, and thousands of acres of undeveloped land across the United States. For more information, please visit https://feilorg.com/.