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Is there a nurse practitioner in the house? 28, actually

By GREGORY ZELLER // Three years after opening its doors, the Hofstra/Northwell nursing school is promoting its first graduating class. Twenty-eight freshly minted nurse practitioners – each specializing in either adult-gerontology acute-care nursing, psychiatric/mental health nursing or family nursing – are set to receive their degrees Friday, marking the first graduates to emerge from the Hofstra/Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. The school, a joint venture of Hempstead-based Hofstra University and New…


Northwell’s new-look ER dazzles in Bay Shore

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s 30,000 square feet bigger and renovations have cost about $60 million to date, but the Bohlsen Family Emergency Department at Southside Hospital isn’t done growing yet. When all is said and done – most likely, in November 2017 – a $76 million project will have created a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art emergency department boasting 94 total treatment rooms and the ability to handle some 100,000 annual emergency visits (the Bay Shore hospital’s…


Southside Hospital adds emergency helipad

A new helipad at Bay Shore’s Southside Hospital is adding some lift to Northwell Health’s regional emergency services. Already counted among the American Hospital Association’s “Most Wired” IT-savvy hospitals, Southside now boasts a state-of-the-art ground-level helipad next to its Emergency Department, providing easy access for accident victims, acute trauma cases and other airlifted patients. Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the New York Department of Health, the landing zone will primarily service Northwell Health’s…