South Nassau Communities Hospital officially became Long Island’s flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health Care System in a move to provide broader access to advanced care and innovative clinical trials.

Mount Sinai Hospital, a world-class institution with a leading medical school based in New York City, and South Nassau Communities Hospital, a nonprofit medical center and teaching hospital in Oceanside, announced their partnership on December 4.

-By Joan MacNaughton. Photos by Matthew Kropp

Hospital officials with signed merger.
Left to right: Dr. Adhi Sharma, executive vice president and chief medical officer of South Nassau Communities Hospital, Dr. Arthur Klein, president of The Mount Sinai Health Network, Dr. Kenneth L. Davis, President/CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Joseph Fennessy, Chairman of the Board of South Nassau, and Richard Murphy, CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Hospital officials sign the merger.
Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Joan MacNaughton of Long Island Press, Richard Murphy, and Rockville Centre Mayor Fran Murray.
Nancy Koopersmith, Joan MacNaughton, South Nassau Board Member Anthony Ponte and his wife, Wendy Ponte.
South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.
The merger was celebrated with a cake.
South Nassau Communities Hospital touts a number of awards.
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