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US News & World Report 2019 Rankings Names South Nassau Among Top Regional Hospitals in New York

Urology Department Ranked 35th Nationally

Posted: Aug. 1, 2019

South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked No. 20 among the 170 hospitals in the state of New York, as well as No. 20 among the 118 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area in the U.S. News & World Report's latest Best Hospitals rankings. The hospital’s Division of Urology was ranked 35th nationally. Several other specialties ranked “high performing,” including diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics, and South Nassau also was ranked “high performing” for two procedures and conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiac procedures.

South Nassau is the Long Island flagship hospital of the world-renowned Mount Sinai Health System. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 nationally, up four spots from last year, and eight departments were ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties .

As a result of the recent partnership with Mount Sinai, South Nassau patients now have access to highly specialized, world class care and research at Mount Sinai, including an increasing array of specialized services that also are being provided in Oceanside, serving the South Shore of Nassau County.

“Our ranking is a direct result of our commitment to excellence and our mission to treat our patients with leading-edge medical technologies and adhere to the highest standards in patient safety and care,” said Richard J. Murphy, South Nassau’s president and CEO. “I am proud of the collaboration between our physicians, nurses and patient care team and thank them for their commitment to the communities we serve. Hospital rankings are not a perfect way of measuring quality care as the health care system is very complex, with many factors impacting patient outcomes. However, the U.S. News rankings are among the most respected in the industry and we are honored to be recognized for the quality care we provide here every day.”

“We are especially pleased that our urology division, under the leadership of Dr. Michael Herman, achieved a nationally ranking for the first time. This is no small accomplishment and reflects the dedication of Dr. Herman and his team to raise the bar with regard to our standards of care in this important area.”

Now in its 27th year, the U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or added risk because of other health problems or age. To produce the rankings, U.S. News evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

South Nassau Communities Hospital is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.

The hospital has also been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for disease-specific care for stroke, hip and knee replacement, heart failure, bariatric surgery, wound care and end-stage renal disease.  For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.