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South Nassau Officially Becomes Long Island Flagship Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System Move to Provide Broader Access to Advanced Care and Innovative Clinical Trials to Better Serve South Shore and Long Island

Posted: 12/4/2018

South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System have finalized a partnership, making South Nassau Mount Sinai’s flagship hospital on Long Island in a move designed to bring advanced-level health care to the South Shore of Nassau County and to Long Island. South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside becomes part of the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest academic health systems in the nation. Mount Sinai and South Nassau are positioned to expand access to innovative approa...

South Nassau Names New Chief of Geriatric Medicine Cliff Feiner, DO, to help hospital expand geriatrics medicine program

Posted: 11/13/2018

Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine effective August 2018. Dr. Feiner is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geriatrics/Palliative Care and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount. Sinai. He served as founding chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queens Hospital Center (QHC). “Dr. Feiner is a proven visionary and innovator in his field, serving as the catalyst and providing the direction for enhanced geriatric services to meet the healthcare n...

South Nassau Receives Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award & Five-Star Recognition for Coronary Interventional Procedures Awards place South Nassau in the top 10% for coronary interventional procedures
Only LI Hospital Named One of Healthgrades' 100 Best for Orthopedics for Second Consecutive Year

Posted: 11/8/2018

Healthgrades has announced that South Nassau Communities Hospital is a recipient of its 2019 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ and 5 stars for its performance in Coronary Interventional Procedures. The awards place South Nassau in the top 10% in the US for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019. The awards are based on Healthgrades’ evaluation of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, and identified the ...

South Nassau Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence Re-Designation as a Magnet Hospital / One of only 26 hospitals in New York to earn the prestigious recognition

Posted: 10/17/2018

For the second time, South Nassau Communities Hospital has earned national recognition for nursing excellence, earning re-designation as an American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® organization. The Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing care. South Nassau is one of only 26 hospitals in New York State (and one of 477 healthcare organizations nationally) to be so honored. South Nassau first earned Magn...

South Nassau "Truth in Medicine" Poll: Majority of Metro Area Residents Have Concerns About the Impact of Recreational Marijuana Use on Public Safety 74% say driving under the influence of marijuana concerns them, 57% say they are not aware that there is no field test to measure if a driver is under the influence of marijuana

Posted: 9/20/2018

Fifty-percent of metro area New York residents support legalizing recreational marijuana, but 74% of respondents expressed concern about people driving under the influence of marijuana and 57% are unaware that currently no field sobriety test exists to test for marijuana use among drivers, according to the latest South Nassau 'Truth in Medicine' Poll , sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Respondents were split as to whether or not they believe marijuana is addictive with 54% saying they believe i...

South Nassau Board Chairman Joseph Fennessy & Mount Sinai Health Network President Arthur Klein, MD, Named Co-Honorees of 2018 Soirée Under the Stars Leading Cardiologist Dr. Jason Freeman & 30-year Transporter Willie Wright Also to Be Honored Sept. 29th

Posted: 9/6/2018

In honor of their leadership and vision that led to the affiliation between South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System, Joseph J. Fennessy, chair of South Nassau’s board of directors, and Arthur Klein, MD, president of the Mount Sinai Health Network, have been named co-honorees of South Nassau’s ‘Soirée Under the Stars’ gala. The hospital also will honor Jason Freeman, MD, director of interventional cardiology, and Willie Wright, transporter, who will be presented with the hospit...

Long Beach Cardiologist Joins South Nassau to Advance Cardiovascular and Primary Healthcare on Barrier Island

Posted: 8/16/2018

Dr. Lee Weitzman, a Long Beach-based physician who has been practicing cardiology and internal medicine for more than 34 years on the barrier island, has joined South Nassau Communities Hospital to improve and expand cardiovascular health and primary care services for residents of the city and surrounding communities. This partnership is part of South Nassau’s commitment to help enhance health care services and revitalize the network of community-based physicians available for the residents. “Dr. Weitzma...

South Nassau is the only Hospital in New York State to Earn Five Top Awards in Women’s Care from Healthgrades Comparison Outcome Data Ranks South Nassau in Elite Group for Women’s Health Care

Posted: 7/31/2018

South Nassau Communities Hospital today announced that is has been named a 2018 5-Star Recipient for all four Women’s Care cohorts as well as the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. In addition, South Nassau is the only hospital in New York State to achieve all five of the following awards in 2018 from Healthgrades in women’s health services lines: Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (6 years in...

Dr. Adhi Sharma Named to Becker’s Hospital Review List of 100 CMOs to Know for Third Consecutive Year

Posted: 7/11/2018

Becker's Hospital Review has named Adhi Sharma, MD, senior vice president of  medical affairs and chief medical officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital, to its prestigious list of "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know" in the United States. The list is based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. The 100 CMOs are indispensable members of hospital and health system leadership teams and have demonstrated a commitment to conti...

Attention CIGNA Health Insurance Holders

Posted: 5/22/2018

Following a brief contract dispute, South Nassau Communities Hospital and CIGNA have reached an agreement. As of May 15, 2018, South Nassau is once again a participating provider in the CIGNA health insurance network. If CIGNA is your health care insurance provider, your claims will once again be considered in-network.   Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. South Nassau remains committed to fulfilling its commitment to provide quality, compassionate care to its patients an...

South Nassau "Truth in Medicine" Poll: Sixty-Five Percent of Kids Spend 3 Hours or More on Screens a Day - Twenty-two percent are glued to screens for five hours or more
- Nearly half of parents don’t even try to limit screen time

Posted: 5/10/2018

Metro-area children are spending an average of 3.41 hours/day of screen time for non-academic purposes on an array of devices - smartphones, televisions, tablets and computers – and 22 percent of them are glued to the screen for five or more hours, according to South Nassau’s latest Truth in Medicine™ poll . Sixty-five percent of children are spending three or more hours per day on such devices, the poll showed. Only 25% of parents say their efforts to limit screen time for their children are very succes...

Hospital is Moving Forward with Expansion Plans at its Oceanside Campus

Posted: 5/3/2018

Hospital is moving forward with expansion plans at its Oceanside campus. The improvements include a proposed expansion of our Emergency Department, new operating suites and 40 new critical care beds. The plan also provides for a new parking structure and a new utility plant so the hospital can be better prepared to continue operations during events like Superstorm Sandy. The proposal will benefit some 900,000 residents in the Southern tier of Nassau County. In accordance with the State Environmental Qual...

South Nassau Opens New Center for High-Risk Pregnancy Care Only Center of its Kind on Long Island’s South Shore
Welcomes Families in Need of Specialized Maternal Fetal Medicine & Genetic Counseling

Posted: 3/22/2018

South Nassau Communities Hospital has opened a new Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the only dedicated center of its kind for high-risk pregnancies on the South Shore of Nassau County. The Center, located at 8 Oceanside Road in Rockville Centre, steps away from the main Oceanside hospital campus, will allow highly skilled and specially trained obstetricians to combine advanced medical technology with genetic counseling to provide the specialized care mothers and their fetuses may need to monitor and m...

Attention CIGNA Health Insurance Holders

Posted: 3/14/2018

As of February 15, 2018, South Nassau Communities Hospital is no longer a participating provider in the CIGNA network due to an inability to reach agreement on fair and equitable reimbursement rates South Nassau’s costs to provide the quality care that you expect continue to escalate and CIGNA has proposed reimbursement rates that cannot support our commitment to excellence. This dispute is about the amount of money CIGNA should provide for services the hospital renders to patients, not about the quality...

South Nassau, Nassau County Offer No Cost Flu Shots to Area Adults, Children Vaccines offered in Long Beach & Oceanside on Thursday, February 22

Posted: 2/20/2018

It is not too late to get your flu shot. In a continuation of ongoing public service and education to protect as many residents as possible during this widespread, dangerous and protracted flu epidemic, South Nassau Communities Hospital, in collaboration with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, will provide no-charge flu shots on Thursday, February 22 from 4-7PM at South Nassau’s Family Medicine Centers located at 196 Merrick Rd. in Oceanside and 761 Franklin Blvd. in Long Beach . The flu shots are onl...

South Nassau "Truth in Medicine" Poll: Many Report Taking Supplements in Attempt to Prevent Cold, Flu but 39 Percent of Those Still Avoid Flu Shot Vitamin C Overwhelming Choice to Ward Off Infection / Nearly One-Third do not Inform Their Doctors of Supplement Use

Posted: 2/8/2018

Almost half of metro area New Yorkers surveyed in a new poll report taking unregulated dietary supplements such as vitamins, essential oils and probiotics- some in attempt to ward off colds and the flu - but 39 percent of those who take supplements for that purpose have not had a flu shot, according to South Nassau’s latest Truth in Medicine Poll . The flu shot is considered the single best preventive method against the flu, a sometimes-deadly disease. “Benefit from cold supplements have never been truly...

For 5th Straight Year, South Nassau named to Becker’s Hospital Review for 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs

Posted: 2/2/2018

For the fifth consecutive year, Becker's Hospital Review has named South Nassau Communities Hospital to its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs" in the United States. The editorial team of Becker's Hospital Review based their selection of hospitals to the list on national rankings and awards received from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for gynecology, CareChex rankings for women's health care, women's health Healthgrades a...

South Nassau Joins Mount Sinai Health System Internationally Renowned Mount Sinai to Help Develop Array of Advanced Services
South Nassau to Be Mount Sinai’s ‘Flagship’ Hospital on Long Island

Posted: 1/24/2018

South Nassau Communities Hospital will become the flagship hospital on Long Island for the Mount Sinai Health System under an affiliation agreement announced today by the Boards of Trustees of the two institutions. Final state regulatory review is underway and approvals are expected in the coming months. If the affiliation is approved, South Nassau will join Mount Sinai’s $7 billion health system, which includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the most prestigious medical schools and ...

National Awards Earned in 2017 Highlight South Nassau’s Commitment to Quality Care Home Care, Dialysis, Women’s Health, Stroke, Heart, Patient Safety Programs Recognized for High-Performance

Posted: 1/2/2018

South Nassau Communities Hospital continued its tradition of excellence in 2017 by earning top awards and certifications in a wide range of patient care specialties. “The awards demonstrate that we are delivering on our promise that South Nassau is a hospital ‘where quality matters,’” said Richard J. Murphy, president & CEO at South Nassau. “I commend our staff of more than 3,500 healthcare professionals for their teamwork and commitment to our mission of providing quality care to our patients.” The ...