South Nassau Communities Hospital to Honor Tammy Marshall, RN, at 4th Annual Casino Royale

Proceeds from the 4th 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 $60 million renovation of the ED.

Oceanside, NY, February 26, 2017 --( Tammy Marshall, RN, Executive Director of Maple Pointe Assisted Living in Rockville Centre, one of New York's foremost leaders in long-term care for seniors, is the honoree of South Nassau Communities Hospital's 4th Annual Casino Royale to be held Thursday, March 9, at the Coral House in Baldwin (NY).

"Tammy has been a special friend to South Nassau Communities Hospital for a number of years and has shown tremendous dedication to our hospital and our mission," said South Nassau's president and CEO, Richard J. Murphy. "She has gone above and beyond for our patients and has helped raise awareness and funds for the work we do. We appreciate her support."

Proceeds from the 4th 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 $60 million renovation of the Oceanside Emergency Department, serving all residents of the South Shore from Queens to Suffolk. The expansion project will nearly double the size of the Emergency Department, providing space to accommodate a projected 80,000 patient visits each year as well as establishing dedicated areas for behavioral health and pediatric emergencies.

Casino Night attendees will put their gambling savvy and instincts to the test at Vegas-style Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette tables, and "Top Hat Bingo," in which the bingo game winner receives a top hat filled with casino money and 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, including premiere Mets tickets and a 48-inch "smart" television. Tickets for the event can still be purchased in advance for $100 per person, or $150 at the door, which includes a full buffet, drinks and $200 in play money.

Doors open at 6PM. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, call 516-377-5360.

Ms. Marshall and her team at Maple Point has raised over $72,000 on behalf of South Nassau through multiple fundraisers she has organized over the past several years. This year, she expanded her efforts, launching a host of new events that have increased donations.

Ms. Marshall, a resident of Massapequa, is a dedicated healthcare professional with more than 20 years of experience that includes serving 15 years as a critical care nurse at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY. It was during that time that Ms. Marshall, developed an inclination for healthcare administration, especially in long-term senior care. After serving as a manager of assisted living residences based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on Long Island, she was named executive director of Maple Pointe.

In addition to her responsibilities as executive director of Maple Pointe, Ms. Marshall serves on the board of directors as well as executive committee of the New York State Center for Assisted Living. She and her patient care team at Maple Pointe are known for their innovation in developing processes, procedures and operations that result in standard-setting quality, safety and patient satisfaction in long-term senior care. Under Ms. Marshall's leadership, Maple Pointe is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Innovative Practice Award for long-term care providers in New York, receiving the award for excellence in staff retention and for implementing a program designed to reduce the incidence of falls among senior citizens. The staff retention program received such broad acclaim that it was featured in Provider magazine, the monthly journal of the National Center for Assisted Living.

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.
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Damian J. Becker