South Nassau Communities Hospital Named to List of 60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Program

South Nassau was voted the Best Hospital on LI by readers of The Long Island Press, ranked 33rd in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings and named to Becker's list of "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the US.

Oceanside, NY, September 30, 2011 --( Becker's Hospital Review has named South Nassau Communities Hospital to its 2011 list of “60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.” South Nassau is the only Long Island-based hospital to be named to the list, which also includes the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, among other premiere hospitals in the country.

Hospitals were included on the list based on exhibiting excellence in orthopedics, quality of service, outstanding local and national reputations and high volume of orthopedic cases. The magazine’s editorial team publicly solicited recommendations for the list and every institution included underwent a substantial and lengthy review. Hospitals did not and could not pay for inclusion on the list and the magazine does not endorse any provider on it. Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly magazine published by ASC Communications located in Chicago, Ill.

This is the fourth significant media honor that South Nassau has received this year. Previously, South Nassau was voted the Best Hospital on Long Island by readers of The Long Island Press, ranked thirty-third in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings and named to the Becker's Hospital Review 2011 list of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the United States.

"We strive to be the ‘best place to receive healthcare,’ and we achieve that by putting the patient first in all that we do and by combining clinical excellence and service excellence with teamwork," said Joseph A.Quagliata, South Nassau's president and CEO. “While we are proud to receive this honor, we will not relent -- even for a moment -- in fulfilling our mission to provide high quality, comprehensive and easily accessible healthcare services.”

South Nassau provides the continuum of orthopedic care through its Center for Advanced Orthopedics, which includes the South Nassau Shoulder Center and Long Island Joint Replacement Institute™. The Center was established to meet the rapidly rising long-term need for full-service, specialized orthopedic care. Residents of all ages across Long Island can turn to them for patient-centered orthopedic treatments and a continuum of care that is vital to achieving maximum musculoskeletal health.

Under the direction of Craig Levitz, MD, chair of the department of orthopedics and orthopedic surgery and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, surgeons at the Center use minimally invasive and image-guided surgical technology to repair common and serious musculoskeletal injuries as well as to perform joint replacement surgery.

South Nassau Communities Hospital
Damian J. Becker