Mount Sinai Health System

As Mount Sinai looms, South Nassau keeps expanding

By GREGORY ZELLER // With a potential health-system merger still under discussion, South Nassau Communities Hospital is plowing ahead with its ambitious infrastructure-modernization effort. The latest additions: two state-of-the-art surgical suites designed to accommodate larger surgical teams and the latest high-tech surgical gadgetry. The Oceanside hospital announced the completion of the $7 million surgical renovation this week, roughly one month after tying a bow on the first phase of its $60 million Emergency Department expansion….


South Nassau wraps up first phase of $60M expansion

Marked by the opening of a new 10-bed annex, the first phase of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s $60 million Emergency Department expansion is complete. Featuring “semi-private treatment bays” with flat-screen TVs and other medical and comfort-focused amenities, the annex fills a 4,500-square-foot renovated storage area inside the Oceanside hospital. Stocked with state-of-the-art monitor beds, additional cardiac monitors and “bedside laboratory testing capabilities,” it also includes a dedicated waiting area with free WiFi connectivity, according to…


New link improves health-data exchange for millions

By GREGORY ZELLER // In a move designed to fill the gaps between public and private healthcare data networks, Northwell Health has plugged into New York’s (and the nation’s) largest public Health Information Exchange. New York City-based Healthix, a Big Data firm focused on patient information, has also connected to the Mount Sinai Health System’s private Health Information Exchange, creating a new three-way HIE connection that provides “tight integration” between the public and private systems…


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…