David Battinelli

No choice: Northwell scrubs elective surgeries

By GREGORY ZELLER // New York State’s largest healthcare provider is scrubbing elective surgeries for the next month. New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health on Monday began canceling nonessential surgeries and procedures in hospitals throughout the state, the latest victims of the global coronavirus pandemic. The ban does not include elective outpatient surgeries – or other invasive procedures, including endoscopies – performed in outpatient settings. These outpatient procedures will go on “when deemed clinically necessary,” according…


Health system acquires busy Suffolk Surgery Center

New York State’s largest healthcare provider keeps getting larger, adding a busy surgical center to its satellite roster. Northwell Health has acquired a majority stake in the Suffolk Surgery Center, a private, multi-specialty outpatient practice in Shirley. A joint ownership agreement gives the New Hyde Park-based health system a 70 percent stake, with the remainder split among the freestanding facility’s nine existing physician-owners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But the acquisition – marking…