Community Service Award Presented to South Nassau Communities Hospital's CEO

Mr. Quagliata was presented the award in recognition of his long-term dedication and commitment to ensuring that residents of the South Shore have convenient access to high quality, compassionate health care services through South Nassau.

Oceanside, NY, April 25, 2012 --( South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Joseph A. Quagliata was presented the Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David Community Service Award at its 1st Annual Journal Dinner-Dance, which celebrated the merged congregations of Temple B'nai Sholom of Rockville Centre and Congregation Beth David of Lynbrook.

Mr. Quagliata was presented the award in recognition of his long-term dedication and commitment to ensuring that residents of the South Shore have convenient access to high quality, compassionate health care services through South Nassau.

Temple B’Nai Sholom and Congregation Beth David merged March 4, 2011. The mission of the merged congregation is to promote the spiritual, educational and social welfare of its members; to maintain a house of worship for the Jewish community; to maintain a Hebrew School for the Jewish children and to maintain and promote facilities for youth and adult activities.

“I am deeply honored to be the inaugural recipient of this award,” said Mr. Quagliata. “For me, it personifies the commitment to teamwork and service excellence by the more than 2,900 employees and 900 doctors who I have the privilege to work with to ensure that South Nassau fulfills its mission to meet the communities’ needs for responsive, standard-setting healthcare services.”

Mr. Quagliata was named President and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in October 1998. He started his career at South Nassau in 1973, when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, a position he held until his appointment as President and CEO. South Nassau is one of Long Island’s largest and busiest community hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 875 physicians and 2,800 employees.

Mr. Quagliata has been an advocate for hospitals on Long Island for more than 30 years and is recognized for his leadership in shaping the future of healthcare in the region. He is Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). He is also a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, a body that comprises the chief executives of the 23 not-for-profit and public hospitals on Long Island. He also served on the Long Island Regional Advisory Committee of the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century (also known as the Berger Commission). Additional industry roles include past President and Advanced Member of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

He has been a fervent supporter of Long Island Blood Services throughout the years and, due to his dedication, is in part responsible for the increase in much-needed blood donations on Long Island. Mr. Quagliata is also a champion of programs to help combat breast cancer and is a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the 1-in-9 Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition Hewlett House Hall of Fame. He is also responsible for spearheading South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk that attracts more than 1,500 participants annually.

Numerous organizations have honored Mr. Quagliata for his enduring commitment to ensuring the quality and vitality of healthcare services on Long Island and in New York. This includes Honoree of the Queens-Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPIQLI); Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Award; School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Sixty-Over-Sixty Award; and Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre Annual Scholarship Dinner Honoree.

South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 2,900 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® Perfexion 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 recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Damian J. Becker