Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00
New Island Hospital in Bethpage recently announced an agreement to become a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
The hospital issued a statement saying, “New Island will fully integrate with CHS and its member hospitals, taking advantage of all synergies and economies of scale while remaining a community-based health care resource serving more than 400,000 residents in eastern Nassau and southwestern Suffolk counties.”
Dr. Aaron Glatt, president and CEO of New Island Hospital told Anton Newspapers that New Island Hospital will be part of Catholic Health Service’s larger system, allowing New Island access to larger resources to expand on their services for patients.
“On a hospital level, the board, administration, all of the union employees, non-union employees, overwhelmingly support this major monumental step for the hospital as it will allow us to remain a vibrant healthcare facility serving patients in the community,” Glatt told Anton Newspapers.
Glatt said that patients probably won’t see a large change in the day-to-day operations of the hospital, other than a continued increase in quality and faster renovations and improvements.
Major renovations that have already been completed include a brand new state-of-the-art MRI suite and a brand new wound center and hyperbaric unit. The hospital has also renovated the oldest unit, the B unit, has added a brand new CT scanner and a nuclear camera, all within the last year. They are currently working on telemetry unit, Glatt said.
Glatt also said there’s potential for clinical services in different departments but has yet to decide which departments that might be.
“We’re looking at the breadth and expertise across the system,” he said. “This is a win-win for everybody especially the patients in the community.”
“We will continue to see improvements and enhancements,” Glatt said. “We’re thrilled and honored to be part of the system.”