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South Nassau Communities Hospital to Honor Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce President

Many refer to Mr. Schaefer as a visionary. Since being named chief financial officer of Better Home Health Care Agency, the company has received the New York State Association of Health Care Providers “Heroes in the Home” award.

Oceanside, NY, March 05, 2016 --( Long Island healthcare industry leader and Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce president Greg Schaefer will be honored at South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 3rd Annual Casino Royale to be held Thursday, March 10, at Coral House in Baldwin (NY).

“Greg has been a steadfast supporter of South Nassau’s healthcare mission and is a community leader who takes responsibility for the well-being and improvement of his community,” said South Nassau’s president and CEO, Richard J. Murphy. “South Nassau is grateful and thankful for his selfless support of South Nassau and leadership by example of working to build on Rockville Centre’s tradition of being a great place to live and work.”

Casino Night attendees will put their gambling savvy and instincts to the test at Vegas-style Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette tables, and “Off to the Races,” which will allow participants to “go for broke” for a variety of prizes. When they’re not at the tables or beating the odds, attendees will be treated to choice cocktails, a delectable buffet and other gaming for great prizes. Tickets for the event can still be purchased in advance for $100 per person, or $150 at the door, which includes buffet, drinks and $200 in play money. Doors open at 6PM. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, call 516-377-5360.

Many refer to Mr. Schaefer as a visionary, and for good reason. Since being named chief financial officer of Better Home Health Care Agency, the company has received the New York State Association of Health Care Providers “Heroes in the Home” award and has been recognized by Long Island Business News as one of the top 100 businesses in New York and the fifth fastest-growing company on Long Island.

The Rockville Centre-based home care company with its staff of more than 600 is in nearly all of Manhattan’s five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester and provides clients with health monitoring, skilled nursing visits, respite care and social support, private duty services and assistance with activities of daily living. Established in 1988, the company aims to provide the highest quality of care to their clients and serve them with respect and concern.

Upon graduation from Ithaca College with a degree in finance, Mr. Schaefer joined the agency’s staff in 1998, working in payroll, then in accounts payable and accounts receivable before being named its chief financial officer in 2009. In the years since his college days, he has distinguished himself by his persistent energy and drive for success and has even garnered the attention of KMG Consultants who recognized him with its Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

The Rockville Centre native is also a father of two and community leader who takes responsibility for the well-being and improvement of his neighborhood. He is the recipient of several community leadership awards, including South Nassau’s 2016 Casino Night Honoree.

Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Casino Royale will support South Nassau’s “Emergency Department Expansion Campaign.” The campaign is a five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative to help pay for a $57 million renovation of the Oceanside Emergency Department, serving all residents of the South Shore from Queens to Suffolk. The expansion project will increase the Emergency Department’s square footage from 16,000 to 30,000 square feet, increasing its overall size by 87% and giving it the necessary room to accommodate a projected 80,000 patient visits each year as well as establishing dedicated areas for behavioral health and pediatric emergencies.

South Nassau’s Emergency Services Department is the busiest community hospital emergency services department in Nassau County. Presently serving more than 65,000 patients annually, the department’s staff includes board-certified, residency-trained emergency medicine physicians as well as nurses and physicians' assistants who have been specially-trained in emergency medical care. The department is designated a regional Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and is southern Nassau County’s only Trauma Level II Center. The department has over 35 large independent treatment bays and specialty areas, including Pediatrics and Behavioral Health, as well as its own dedicated Computerized Radiology Suite for rapid access for testing and results.
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