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South Nassau Receives Inaugural Hospital Award

Previously, South Nassau was named to the Becker's Hospital Review 2011 lists of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the United States and 60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedics.

PRLog - Jan. 11, 2012 - South Nassau Communities Hospital is the inaugural recipient of the Long Island Business News Healthcare Heroes Hospital Award. The award was presented to South Nassau’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Joseph Lamantia, at the Health Care Heroes Awards 2011 breakfast ceremony.

The award was the fifth significant media honor that South Nassau received in 2011. Previously, South Nassau was voted the Best Hospital on Long Island by readers of The Long Island Press; ranked thirty-third in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings; and named to the Becker's Hospital Review 2011 lists of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the United States and “60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.”

"We strive to be the best place to receive healthcare, and we achieve that by putting the patient first in all that we do and by combining clinical excellence and service excellence with teamwork," said Joseph A.Quagliata, South Nassau's president and CEO. “While we are proud to receive this honor, we will not relent -- even for a moment -- in fulfilling our mission to provide high quality, comprehensive and easily accessible healthcare services.”

South Nassau has also earned awards this year for quality, performance and patient safety, including:

ü American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–Association Get With The Guidelines® 2011 Gold Performance Achievement Award for coronary artery disease – one of only 167 hospitals nationwide to do so and the fourth consecutive year South Nassau has received the award;

ü American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® 2011 Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award;

ü HomeCare Elite™ top home health care provider (for 5 consecutive years);

ü “5-star” rating in bariatric surgery and maternity care for patient safety and quality care.

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South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 2,900 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 is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau 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 recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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