Richard Murphy

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…


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…


Taking the diabetes fight to the people

A philanthropic Long Island organization and one of the region’s largest hospitals are teaming up to create an innovative diabetes self-management program. The Melville-based Long Island Community Foundation has awarded $50,000 to South Nassau Community Hospital, which the Oceanside healthcare hub will use to create and share the new diabetes-management protocol through its Family Medicine Center. The program will teach patients with “poorly controlled diabetes” about the “lifestyle changes necessary to manage the condition” and…


Survey: One-third of flu victims still come to work

By GREGORY ZELLER // Workmates making you sick? You don’t know the half of it. One-third of workers who have the flu still report to work, according to a new public health survey circulated by South Nassau Communities Hospital, a 455-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital in Oceanside – and those who do risk spreading the disease, which in rare cases can prove fatal. According to the South Nassau Truth in Medicine Poll – in which independent…