South Nassau Communities Hospital Appoints Dr. Frank Coletta Co-Chair of Its President's Club

Comprised of more than 350 physicians, local business leaders and South Nassau administrators, staff and board members, the President's Club has been at the forefront of leadership and philanthropy at South Nassau.

Oceanside, NY, December 13, 2017 --( South Nassau Communities Hospital recently appointed Rockville Centre pulmonologist Frank Coletta, MD, FCCP, co-chair of its prestigious President's Club.

Comprised of more than 350 physicians, local business leaders and South Nassau administrators, staff and board members, the President's Club has been at the forefront of leadership and philanthropy at South Nassau. The President's Club has raised over $3.5 million, providing a solid foundation to support the growing needs and demand for service at the hospital.

"Dr. Coletta has forged a career and established a reputation here at South Nassau for compassionate care, medical innovation, leadership and philanthropy,"
said Joseph J. Fennessy, chairman of South Nassau's board of directors. "We are very fortunate to have him on our medical and leadership staff and now part of our philanthropy team."

In addition to serving as its Medical Staff President and Co-Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Coletta holds numerous leadership positions at South Nassau including Co-Director, Respiratory Care Department; Co-Director, Center for Sleep Medicine and Board Member of its ACO. He also serves on the hospital's Ethics Committee, Physicians Advisory Group, EMR Steering Committee, Trauma Committee, and Medical Board. He also has served as Chairperson of the Critical Care Steering and Performance Improvement Committee.

"It is an honor to serve as co-chair with Mike Schamroth to advance the mission and vision of the President's Club, so that South Nassau has the resources and support that it needs to provide the standard-setting healthcare services and medical advancements that the residents of the South Shore of Nassau County deserve," said Dr. Coletta.

For more than three decades, members of the President's Club have been vital charitable benefactors of South Nassau. Many medical advances, enhanced services and state-of-the-art facilities that benefit the residents and communities served by the hospital have been sponsored through the generosity of club members. Currently, the funds being raised will benefit the hospital's emergency department expansion campaign. The leadership and charity provided by the club serves as a foundation for South Nassau to continue its tradition of delivering high-quality healthcare that is responsive to the needs of its patients.

Dr. Coletta, who joined South Nassau's medical staff in July 1996, is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He resides in Valley Stream.

Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care, South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region's largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 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 offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island's only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. South Nassau also 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 an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program.

In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission's gold seal of approval for disease-specific care for hip and knee replacement, heart failure, bariatric surgery, wound care and end-stage renal disease.
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Damian J. Becker