Oceanside, NY, September 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital’s president and CEO, Mr. Joseph A. Quagliata, is the guest of honor of the hospital’s 2012 Annual Carnation Ball to be held Saturday, November 3 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.
Mr. Quagliata, who is retiring after nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the hospital and the communities it serves, will be presented with the hospital’s prestigious Mary Pearson Award. The Mary Pearson Award, named for South Nassau’s first administrator, is presented to an individual for extraordinary effort and individual contributions that significantly advance South Nassau’s commitment to compassionate care and standard setting healthcare services.
Proceeds from the 2012 Carnation Ball will benefit The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center at South Nassau Communities Hospital. The center is the only one on Long Island that is equipped with three of the most advanced and effective technologies used to treat and eradicate cancer: the Varian Novalis Tx™, da Vinci® Surgical System and Gamma Knife®.
“The evening’s proceeds will help ensure that the communities and residents served by South Nassau continue to have convenient access to the most advanced cancer care available anywhere,” said Elizabeth Nardone, South Nassau’s vice president of development. “We are thankful for our many generous and benevolent sponsors, including Co-Exclusive Ball Sponsors Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group and Neurological Surgery P.C.”
Mr. Quagliata, who will be succeeded by Richard J. Murphy, was named president and CEO of South Nassau 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.
During Mr. Quagliata’s tenure as president and CEO, South Nassau’s inpatient admissions increased by 90 percent and its ambulatory volume jumped by 127 percent, outpacing those of many other hospitals in the area. In addition, new services, specialty lines of practice, technological advances and new construction have been added, including, most notably, the hospital’s 174,000 square-foot North Addition, which set the standard for hospital development and design excellence when it opened in April 2006. Other leading-edge care added has included interventional cardiology, a Center for Advanced Orthopedics, and The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center.
For more information on the event contact South Nassau’s Development department at (516) 377-5360.