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"Dr. Singer has established a career that is marked by a steadfast commitment to excellence and leadership in the specialty of anesthesiology," said Linda Efferen, M.D. - July 21, 2010
South Nassau Communities Hospital continued the expansion of its cancer program, naming David A. Silver, M.D, FACS, director of urologic oncology. Dr. Silver is a leading surgical oncologist and pioneer in robot-assisted surgery. - July 09, 2010
Kyongah Hwang has been named manager of South Nassau's Center for Comprehensive Radiation Services and Long Island Gamma Knife® Center. She previously served as a senior radiation therapist at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. - July 09, 2010
Christine Hodyl, D.O., FACS, has been appointed South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Cancer Liaison Physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the ACS. The CoC is a consortium of... - July 08, 2010
"SIBSPlace has exceeded its mission of extending a loving and caring hand that helps families and children cope with the overwhelming stress and turmoil that results when a loved one is seriously ill,” said Joseph A. Quagliata, president and CEO. - June 24, 2010
"I have more stamina and can climb the stairs into my house and down to the laundry room without sweating and getting out of breath," said Ms. Howell, who no longer has to take medication for her high blood pressure. - June 20, 2010
A specialist in surgical oncology, including head and neck surgery, Dr. Reid helped South Nassau’s Cancer Program earn the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award. - May 27, 2010
South Nassau Communities Hospital uses a “minutely invasive” surgical device to perform “transoral incisionless fundoplication” (TIF), which corrects the cause of chronic acid reflux disease (also known as gastroesophegeal reflux disease, or GERD). - May 17, 2010
The 17th Annual “Evening of Good Taste” culinary extravaganza held at the Crest Hollow Country Club raised more than $125,000 in support of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Center for Advanced Orthopedics. - May 09, 2010
Meyer Blumstein, MD, has nearly 25 years experience in internal medicine and gastroenterology and is a specialist in endoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and inflammatory bowel disease. - May 07, 2010
The LI Gamma Knife’s interdisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and nurses have expanded the use of the Gamma Knife to treat intractable cancer pain as well as essential tremors (ET). - May 05, 2010
Rajiv Datta, MD, has been selected for inclusion in the 13th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. This is the third consecutive year that Dr. Datta will be included in the acclaimed guide from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. - May 02, 2010
Clinically referred to as “Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy,” PRP is a holistic approach to speed the regeneration and healing of ligament, tendon and muscular injuries, reducing recovery time. - May 02, 2010
Proceeds raised by South Nassau Communities Hospital's 26th Annual Golf Outing will support South Nassau’s Center for Advanced Orthopedics and Long Island Joint Replacement Institute™ (LIJRI). - May 02, 2010
This is the third time that South Nassau Communities Hospital Home Care has been named to the HomeCare Elite™ Top 500 List of home health care providers, which was published for the first time in 2006. - April 08, 2010
Since 2008, LI2DAY has donated a total of $51,500 to South Nassau in support of its breast cancer screening, early detection/diagnosis, and follow-up treatment program for underserved and minority patients. - April 03, 2010
South Nassau is one of just five hospitals in New York and only 82 in the United States to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award. - April 01, 2010
The temporary, implantable balloon prostate immobilizer, “increases the effectiveness of leading-edge, external beam radiation technologies such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) by preventing the prostate from moving at the time radiation is delivered to the cancer,” said Dr. Mullen. - March 18, 2010
Michael Shapiro, MD, is the first surgeon on Long Island to use an injectable bone augmentation material for vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, two minimally-invasive surgical procedures that repair a vertebral compression fracture (VCF). - March 17, 2010
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently awarded its Outstanding Performance Award to Shahriyour Andaz, MD, FACS - February 13, 2010
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to South Nassau Communities Hospital in support of the hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Health and its program for medically underserved individuals. - February 07, 2010
South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Joseph A. Quagliata has been named Chairman of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Board of Trustees for a one-year term that begins January 1. “Joe Quagliata’s leadership, acumen, and experience will be vital to the crafting... - December 30, 2009
South Nassau’s FlexChoiceRN program lets nurses determine the days and hours they can and can’t work at South Nassau and gives them unprecedented access to unit staffing needs as well as the capability to apply to fill those needs. - December 10, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Complete Women’s Imaging has been designated an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The designation acknowledges the provider’s dedication to improving women’s health. - December 10, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital has once again benefited from the generosity of the Rapaport Family Charitable Trust, which recently donated a gift of $15,000 for the purchase of a new infant transporter for the hospital’s Labor and Delivery Suite. The new transporter provides a controlled environment... - December 02, 2009
Harold Mahony, Esq., chair of the board of directors of South Nassau Communities Hospital, and physician leaders Henry Partridge, MD, and Jerome Zisfein, MD, were honored at South Nassau’s 2009 Annual Carnation Ball. Mr. Mahony was the honoree of the event and Drs. Partridge and Zisfein were recipients... - November 25, 2009
The study is based on the research team’s analysis of 111 patients who initially were treated with whole-brain-radiation-therapy (WBRT) then received stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to treat the tumor recurrence. - November 13, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s director of trauma and surgical critical care, Richard A. Bagdonas, M.D., has been inducted into the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is the premier... - November 07, 2009
The study found that delaying surgery to repair ACL tears in patients younger than 14 years of age is associated with a 4-fold increase in medial meniscus cartilage tears and an 11-fold increase in severe lateral cartilage injuries. - October 18, 2009
To Schedule an appointment to donate blood, call South Nassau’s Human Resources Department at (516) 632-4080. For medical questions concerning blood donations call 1-800-688-0900. - October 07, 2009
The Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk (LI2DAY) has awarded South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Cancer Center with a $20,000 gift in support of its breast cancer screening, early detection/diagnosis, and follow-up treatment program for underserved and minority patients. This is the second consecutive... - October 04, 2009
The prestigious accreditation is awarded in recognition of a commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease and is based on the quality and critical elements of the echocardiography laboratory. It is the first time that South Nassau has earned the prestigious accreditation. - October 04, 2009
A study on a primary lung cancer-causing enzyme and an enzyme that stops its activity has been awarded the prestigious Murry Friedman Surgical Resident Competition Award by the Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. The study was presented by surgical resident Anna Gasparyan,... - September 17, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital has been awarded a Gold Performance Achievement Award in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) program. - September 13, 2009
In addition to the 5K Run/Walk, a Multi-cultural Health Fair will feature over 80 tables with displays from departments of the hospital and community agencies. Free health screenings for cardiac risk factors including cholesterol, Body Mass Index (BMI), and blood pressure will be offered, as well as screening for prostate cancer (PSA). Complimentary refreshments will be provided and tickets will be sold for a drawing for raffle prizes. - September 12, 2009
South Nassau’s cancer program will receive one dollar for every yard of concrete poured by Pioneer’s fleet of trucks, which includes a commemorative pink truck that is emblazoned with the South Nassau logo. - September 10, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital has been awarded a grant in support of an initiative designed to improve patient safety and prevent medication errors that occur after hospital discharge. - August 19, 2009
In addition to the ideal playing conditions and the inspiring challenge, South Nassau’s golf outing raised $220,000 in support of the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. It also featured the special pairing of classic pop singer and songwriter Eddie Money with East Rockaway resident Jim Adelis and his son, Thomas. - August 13, 2009
Patients who had hip resurfacing surgery, such as the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique, reported a better quality of life, less pain and greater satisfaction a year after surgery than those who had a total hip replacement, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons... - August 02, 2009
A study showed that heart attack patients treated with balloon angioplasty within 90 minutes had a higher rate of survival than those who waited more than 90 minutes to receive the procedure. - July 26, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital is pleased to announce that Robin Grass, R.N., Director of Community Education, has been honored with the New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Early Detection and Research Award in the “Health Care Professional” category. The award was presented by... - July 26, 2009
To address the ongoing critical blood shortage on Long Island, an emergency blood drive will be held Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:00am-9:00pm at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. To Schedule an appointment to donate blood, call South Nassau’s Human Resources Department at (516) 632-4080. - June 28, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Linda S. Efferen has been appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer effective June 1, 2009. Notes hospital president/CEO Joseph Quagliata, “We are honored to have a physician with such outstanding credentials as those... - June 28, 2009
A large, randomized long-term study of spinal augmentation showed that balloon kyphoplasty is an effective and safe procedure for patients with acute vertebral compression fractures. The study, Fracture Reduction Evaluation trial (FREE), was conducted at 21 sites in 8 countries and randomly assigned... - June 28, 2009
In response to the rising rate of heart disease on Long Island, South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Primary Medical Center in Bellmore is now offering comprehensive non-invasive early detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening heart problems. The services are coordinated by renowned... - June 26, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital has been named a winner of the Long Island Blood Service (LIBS) 2008 Pacesetter Award. The annual award is presented to hospitals and organizations that collect more than 500 pints of blood during the year. In 2008, South Nassau held four blood drives that collected... - June 24, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 2009 Annual Auction raised $234,000 in support of its SIBSPlace (Survivorship in Brothers and Sisters) program. SIBSPlace is an essential community service of South Nassau Communities Hospital for brothers and sisters coping with a seriously-ill sibling. Held... - June 24, 2009
The Long Island Joint Replacement Institute™ (LIJRI) offers patient-centered treatment options and a continuum of care that is vital to achieve the maximum benefits of joint replacement surgery. - May 14, 2009
South Nassau Communities Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the 2009 Long Island 2 Day (LI2Day) Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. All of the money raised by LI2Day is donated directly back to Long Island community-based grassroots organizations. - May 08, 2009
Rajeev Vohra, MD, FACS, is among the few surgeons in the U.S. who needs only a single ½-inch incision in the bellybutton to perform gallbladder, as well as hernia, colon, spleen and lap band weight-loss surgeries. - May 06, 2009
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