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Nassau University Medical Center

Nassau University Medical Center
Nassau Healthcare Corporation
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Nassau University Medical Center
Geography
Location2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, Nassau County, New York, United States
Coordinates40°43′33.9816″N 73°33′17.5788″W / 40.726106000°N 73.554883000°W / 40.726106000; -73.554883000
Organization
Care systemMedicare
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityStony Brook University School of Medicine, American University of the Caribbean, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
Beds631
History
Founded1974
Links
Websitewww.numc.edu
ListsHospitals in New York

Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) is a public teaching hospital affiliated with the Health Sciences Center of Stony Brook University and with Northwell Health. The 19 story, 631 bed Level I Trauma Center is located at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY.

The mission of Nassau University Medical Center is to provide comprehensive high quality health care services to Nassau County residents regardless of their ability to pay.[1] It is organized as a New York state public-benefit corporation under the name, Nassau Health Care Corporation.[2]

Organization

The Nassau Health Care Corporation is guided by a 10-member board of directors.[3] The corporation's management team is led by Paul Pipia M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Interim President/ Interim Chief Executive Officer.[4] In 2016, it had operating expenses of $598 million, an outstanding debt of $256 million, and a staffing level of 4,180 people.[5]

History

Meadowbrook Hospital opened on July 15, 1935 in East Meadow, NY as a 200-bed county owned general hospital. In 1974, its name was changed to the Nassau County Medical Center when it opened the 19-story Dynamic Care Building. This caused confusion with Nassau Hospital in Mineola, New York, which a decade later changed its name to Winthrop-University Hospital. Again in December 2000, as part of its transition from county owned hospital to public-benefit corporation, the Center’s name changed to Nassau University Medical Center to emphasize its affiliation with Stony Brook University's Health Sciences Center.[6]

Dynamic Care Building

NUMC's Dynamic Care Building, as viewed from the northwest.

Opening in 1974 and at 299 feet, it remains the tallest building in Nassau County, NY. The facility includes:

  • One and two bed patient rooms with private bathrooms.
  • A physical and rehabilitation center.
  • 12 operating room suites
  • 300-seat auditorium
  • Two-level Health Sciences Library
  • Helicopter landing pad
  • Interfaith chapel
  • The Nassau County Firefighters' Burn Center
  • The only multiplace hyperbaric chamber on Long Island, with a team on call 24/7 for diving, carbon monoxide poisoning, and all hyperbaric related emergencies

Patient care

More than 80,000 people annually are treated in the emergency room and 178,000 in its more than 85 specialty clinics. It is accredited by the Commission on Cancer For Teaching Hospital Cancer Programs and is a designated AIDS Center. Its staff totals more than 3,500.

References

  1. ^ "Nassau University Medical Center - East Meadow, NY - NuHealth". Numc.
  2. ^ "List of New York State Public Benefit Corporations". November 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "numc.edu board page". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "numc.edu executive staff page". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "NYSABO 2018 Report" (PDF). pp. 16, 29, 44. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Newsday - Long Island's & NYC's News Source". Newsday.

See also

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