Oceanside, NY, February 21, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust has made a $1.75 million donation to South Nassau Communities Hospital to help relocate the hospital's cancer program to a centralized comprehensive cancer center that will be based on the hospital's main campus in Oceanside (NY).
The donation is the largest single gift the hospital received in 2018 and the largest single year gift to South Nassau by the Feil Family Foundation. The donation is in support of South Nassau's plan to consolidate all cancer services at the Oceanside campus.
"I thank the Feil family for their generosity and steadfast commitment to help us improve cancer care for the residents of Long Island's South Shore," said Richard J. Murphy, President and CEO at South Nassau.
The Feil family of Rockville Centre has gifted more than $8.45 million to South Nassau in the past several years. This includes a $3 million donation to South Nassau in the spring of 2011 that supported the continued growth and expansion of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center and a $1.5 million dollar donation made last year also in benefit of the cancer program consolidation plan.
South Nassau plans to expand its cancer programs with its new partner, the Mount Sinai Health System. In 2018, the program added services for liver (hepatobiliary)
cancer and expanded its staff of medical oncologists. An infusion center also was opened at the Oceanside hospital's main campus. With South Nassau's recent partnership with Mount Sinai, the Center is now aligned with the Tisch Cancer Institute, which is one of only 70 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the country. Patients now will have access to cutting edge clinical trials and leading physicians.
"It is very gratifying for my family and me to see the gifts made by our family's Trust invested for the sole benefit of the patients that turn to South Nassau for the care they need to fight a cancer diagnosis," said Jeffrey J. Feil. "South Nassau is my hospital and it is my honor to support their mission."
Mr. Feil and his parents, the late Gertrude and Louis, have been lifelong residents of Rockville Centre. Feil serves as President & CEO of The Feil Organization, a family-owned real estate investment, development and management company based in New York, NY.
Presently, the hub of South Nassau's cancer program is its Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center, one of the premier cancer centers in the New York metropolitan area. The center is located in Valley Stream (NY), while a range of other essential services, including imaging, diagnostic, support and counseling to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, are conveniently located in several different areas of the hospital as well as at various hospital satellite facilities situated in the South Shore of Nassau County.
Treating approximately 1,500 patients annually, South Nassau's cancer program is one of the region's premiere providers of compassionate advanced cancer care. It has received the prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award on three consecutive occasions since 2009. The national mark of excellence is awarded to eligible ACS accredited cancer programs every three years and reflects clinical process performance and patient outcomes which are among the best in the United States.
The cancer program has a standard-setting chemotherapy treatment center and is equipped with three of the most effective technologies used to treat and eradicate cancer: the Varian Novalis Tx™, da Vinci® Surgical System and Gamma Knife® Perfexion. In addition to The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center, the program incorporates the following specialty cancer care services:
• GYN Oncology Department (Valley Stream)
• Long Island Gamma Knife® Center (Oceanside)
• Center for Prostate Health Program (Oceanside)
• Center for Breast Health (Oceanside)
• Center for Lung Health (Oceanside/Valley Stream)
• Radiation Oncology Department (Oceanside and Valley Stream)
• Surgical Oncology Department (Oceanside and Valley Stream)
• Complete Women's Imaging Center at South Nassau (Oceanside)
• PET/CT Service (Oceanside)