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South Nassau, Mount Sinai eye internal-med residencies

By GREGORY ZELLER // Thirty physicians will receive specialty training in a new Internal Medicine Residency Program at South Nassau Communities Hospital. South Nassau has received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for the new residency program, which kicked off last month and is being run in conjunction with the Mount Sinai Health System. The New York City-based health system “provided the 30 graduate medical education slots for use at South Nassau,”…


South Nassau, Mount Sinai make it (almost) official

By GREGORY ZELLER // South Nassau Communities Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System have officially tied the knot (if the state says OK). After a courtship that lasted the better part of a year – what South Nassau referred to as “a period of exclusive negotiations” – the nearly century-old Oceanside hospital will become the flagship Long Island facility for the New York City-based healthcare giant, according to an affiliation agreement jointly announced Wednesday…


No. 257: Kids at work, cereal milk and crack pie, doing the math and selling Dylan’s guitar

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First-ever ‘health systems marketplace’ comes to LI

By GREGORY ZELLER // The tri-state region’s first “marketplace of health systems” has come to Long Island. New York City-based Brighton Health Plan Solutions – which allows members to shop for and compare health systems in depth, perchance to find the best single plan for each member’s particular needs – has partnered with Long Island Health Network, a network of nine Island-based hospitals and affiliated services. The alliance adds those hospitals and hundreds of specialized…


South Nassau, Mount Sinai Health System talk merger

BY GREGORY ZELLER // A potential alliance between a nearly century-old Long Island hospital and one of New York’s largest health systems is in the works. The directors of South Nassau Communities Hospital have entered “a period of exclusive negotiations” with the Mount Sinai Health System that could create “an alignment of medical services, management and governance” between the 455-bed Oceanside hospital and the New York City-based healthcare giant, South Nassau said Wednesday. Over a…


Appointments pump up SBU cardiovascular team

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Stony Brook University School of Medicine has added some heavy cardiovascular muscle. Joanna Chikwe, a professor at the Mount Sinai Health System’s Icahn School of Medicine, has been appointed chief of Stony Brook Medicine’s Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. Also bridging the two institutions is Henry Tannous, an assistant professor of cardiovascular surgery at the Icahn School now named an associate professor of surgery on SBU’s cardiothoracic surgical squad. Chikwe, who…


Stony Brook Medicine, Mount Sinai Health team up

Academic synergies and accelerated discoveries are the promise of a new research collaboration pairing Stony Brook Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System. Stony Brook University and New York City-based Mount Sinai announced the new affiliation Thursday, with officials from both institutions highlighting the partnership’s superior research potential and innovative clinical-care initiatives. Effective immediately, Stony Brook Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will begin developing new research programs – including medical-education…