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Mount Sinai South Nassau ED Physician Is Honored as an “Unsung Hero”

Posted: Feb. 7, 2024
Mount Sinai South Nassau ED Physician Is Honored as an “Unsung Hero”

The New York American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recently named Mount Sinai South Nassau Emergency Department night staff physician Brittney Di Bella, DO, a recipient of its 2023 Emergency Medicine Unsung Hero Award.

According to New York ACEP, the Emergency Medicine Unsung Hero Award is given to emergency medicine physicians who are deeply committed to the mission of the Emergency Department, their colleagues, coworkers, and patients.

“Dr. Di Bella will assist any patient or staff member and respond with solutions that raise our standards and improve the quality of the care patients receive in the Emergency Department,” said Jay Itzkowitz, MD, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. “Not only is she a leader in the department, but she also cares about the well-being of all staff members, initiating social gatherings for department staff and collecting funds to celebrate staff and department achievements as well as to bring relief to staff members experiencing tough times.”

“Dr. Di Bella is defined by her professionalism, compassion, and humility,” added Adhi Sharma, MD, President of Mount Sinai South Nassau and an emergency medicine physician himself. “She is highly respected by all staff in the Emergency Department.”

Dr. Di Bella has been a member of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Emergency Department since 2016. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012 and completed her emergency medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY, where she served as chief resident.

Representing more than 3,200 emergency medicine professionals in New York, the New York ACEP advocates for broad access to quality health care, including and especially emergency health services for all residents. The organization strives to promote efficient and effective utilization practices in the delivery of emergency services.

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, visit www.mountsinai.org/southnassau.