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Long Island Real Estate Group Supports South Nassau Renovation Project

Posted: Apr. 2, 2015

The Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) recently donated $30,000 to South Nassau Communities Hospital in support of the renovation and modernization of one of the hospital’s medical-surgical patient care units.

The renovation is part of a continuation of South Nassau’s master facility plan to meet the communities’ rising need for patient-centered, advanced medical and surgical care for chronic diseases, ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease, and debilitating musculoskeletal injuries.

“LIREG is recognized for its support of charitable programs and services that provide vital services and solutions for the range of issues and problems facing the region” said Richard Murphy, president and CEO at South Nassau. “We are grateful to LIREG’s leaders and members for their generosity and support to meet the need for high-quality, patient-centered healthcare services in the South Shore communities we serve." The renovated unit, F1, features 23 private beds and utilizes the latest in hospital design to promote an environment for patient healing and safety. The unit also includes advanced cardiac monitoring equipment, wireless communications, computerized electronic medical records, and a leading edge medication distribution management system. This automated dispensing system streamlines communication and medication management between the nursing and pharmacy staff, augmenting patient safety and South Nassau’s high standards in the delivery of patient care.

LIREG is the Nassau-Suffolk region's fastest-growing real estate organization, providing the real estate industry and allied trades a platform for real estate-related charitable giving and networking. Opportunities for networking include educational programs, breakfasts, cocktail parties and other social events. LIREG also has sub-groups for women and for young professionals.

”LIREG is proud to support South Nassau Communities Hospital and recognizes the vital role they play in supporting the community” said Peter Schapero, Co-President of LIREG. “We receive many grant requests for real estate related projects on Long Island and through a heavy vetting process, this project stood out for its merit”.

In recent months, South Nassau has won a series of major awards for quality care, including for nursing excellence, patient safety and top rankings from U.S. News & World Report & from the Joint Commission. Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 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 is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau 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.