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4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage

Originally called Mid-Island Hospital, it was completed in l955. The need for a hospital was recognized by four doctors who played golf at the Bethpage State Park. The original emphasis was obstetric care, but a general hospital was chosen. The first baby born at Mid Island later served there as a staff nurse. In l976 an addition was begun to provide an improved cardiac and intensive care unit. From l960 until 1999 Robert Reed served first as executive director and later as president. In May of 1999, the hospital changed its name to New Island Hospital under the sponsorship of Winthrop South Nassau and Catholic Hospital services. Two new buildings are now being built on the property and should be completed in 2001. They will include new emergency, operating and out-patient surgery rooms. Thirty-six new beds are also being added. In recent years over 30,000 visits were the average for the emergency room. A dramatic increase has occurred recently due to the closing of the Massapequa General Hospital.

Paul Seale is the new president and CEO.

Below Information from The BETHPAGE TRIBUNE, December 1 - 7, 2006

New Island Hospital has incorporated a number of new health and wellness programs, in addition to major renovations.

Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center. For the treatment of chronic wounds and circulatory problems. This is the largest and most active hyperbaric center for wound care in the north east. And, most impressive 88% overall healing rate it has established.

Sleep Center. Sleep disorders treated include Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy and Restless Leg Syndrome.

Emergency Department equpped with the latest technology, for ED physicians are Board Certified. The nursing staff is experienced in Emergency Nursing and Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

These major undertakings have strengthened the position of New Island Hospital within the communities it serves providing accessible emergency, medical and surgical healthcare excellence right in your own neighborhood.

Below Information from the BETHPAGE TRIBUNE - July 25 - 31, 2008

The WALL STREET JOURNAL "Hospital Value Report" give New Island Hospital top Nassau County Score. It ranks hospitals on quality, affordability and efficiency based upon a very complicated formula that looks at over a hundred variables. It was ranked in the top 100 hospitals (out of 1,400 American hospitals evaluated) and achieved the highest ranking of any hospital in Nassau County.

Aaron E. Glatt, MD, President and CEO of New Island Hospital.

Below Information from the Bethpage Tribune - August 7 - 13, 2009

New Island Hospital ( received approval from the New York State Department of Health to begin evaluating patients with its state-of-the-art Siemen's Magentome Essensa MRI.

The ultra-modern MRI utilizes the latest technology to provide superior quality images in a short scanning time. After the scan, New Island Diagnostic Imaging P.C. provides each patient with a free compact discs containing all of the images that can be brought to their physician immediately.

Below Information from the Bethpage Tribune - January 29 - February 4, 2010

New Island Hospital joins Catholic Health Services. As a member of CHS, New Island Hospital can avail itself of all the synergies and economics of scale enjoyed by CHS member institutions. New Island Hospital is a 203 bed community hospital that provides comprehensive inpatient medical, critical care and surgical services. Its Emergency Department cares for more than 37,000 patients a year.

Below Information from the Bethpage Tribune - June 11 - 17, 2010

Catholic Health Service (CHS) of Long Island announced today that New Island Hospital, in Bethpage, has been renamed St. Joseph Hospital. "We intend to remain true to our mission to provide great health care with compassion. Patients can often be treated better in their friendly community hospital, with the same high-tech equipment, but in a much more comfortable environment" said Aaron E. Glatt, MD, president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital.

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