UJA-Federation of New York Honors Dr. Linda Efferen for Community Service

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The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA - Federation of New York helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island as well as 3 million people in Israel and 60 other countries around the world.

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UJA-Federation of New York Honors Dr. Linda Efferen for Community Service

  1. 1. For Immediate Release July 7, 2014 Contact: Damian Becker, Manager of Media Relations (516) 377-5370 UJA-Federation of New York Recognizes Dr. Linda Efferen for Service to Community Oceanside, NY — In recognition of her dedication and service to improving the health of the communities, the UJA - Federation of New York’s division of South Shore Healthcare Professionals honored Linda Efferen, MD, chief medical officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital, at its annual dinner reception held May 14 at the Temple Beth El of Cedarhurst. The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA - Federation of New York helps 1.4 million people in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island as well as 3 million people in Israel and 60 other countries around the world. The funds raised by the UJA - Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational and community agencies. As South Nassau’s chief medical officer, Dr. Efferen (a resident of South Huntington) is responsible for facilitating medical staff interactions with hospital administration and the governing board and for assuring the effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with the hospital’s mission. She also assists with strategic planning and execution, as well as the implementation of disease management programs, and monitors the effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators. Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of "130 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know" in the United States, Dr. Efferen is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine. She was named to Becker’s Hospital Review "List of 100 Chief Medical Officers to Know", Consumers Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Guide (for seven years), and Best Doctors’ Best Doctors in America. She has received a host of awards/honors, including a spot in the 2010 class of Long Island Business News’ Long Island’s Top 50 Business Women. Clinical professor of medicine at Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Efferen is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the New York Academy of Science, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Physicians, American College of Medical Quality, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. News From:
  2. 2. Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 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 is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and disease-specific care for hip and joint replacement, wound care and end-stage renal disease. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org. -30-

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