News From:
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Damian J. Becker, Manager of Media Relations
(516) 377-5370

November 12, 2013

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Emergency Services Professionals Honor South Nassau's Emergency Medicine Chair

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Dr. Kugler earned the awards for his enduring commitment to excellence and leadership in emergency medicine, which has resulted in the significant improvement of emergency medical services in the community and throughout the state.

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Emergency Services Professionals Honor South Nassau's Emergency Medicine Chair

  1. 1. News From: For Immediate Release Contact: Damian J. Becker, Manager of Media Relations (516) 377-5370 November 12, 2013 State, County Emergency Services Groups Honor South Nassau’s Emergency Medicine Chair Oceanside, NY – Joshua Kugler, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, chair of the department of emergency medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital, has been named the recipient of both the New York State (NYS) Emergency Medical Services Council’s and Nassau County Regional Emergency Medical Services Council’s 2013 Physician of Excellence Award. Dr. Kugler earned the awards for his enduring commitment to excellence and leadership in emergency medicine, which has resulted in the significant improvement of emergency medical services in the community and throughout the state. In addition to his role as chair of emergency medicine at South Nassau, Dr. Kugler also serves as the cochair of the ED Steering committee and serves actively across several other integral operational committees, including EMR steering, utilization and Emergency Management. He is the Medical Director for the Oceanside Fire Department and supports the Nassau County Police Department. Dr. Kugler is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He is the current Chair of the Nassau Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee and served as Nassau’s representative to the state emergency medical council for eight years. Dr. Kugler served in the United States Navy for nine years in both operational and clinical roles. He completed his service in 1999 as a Lieutenant Commander. His naval medical training was furthered at the Naval Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute where he was a designated Flight Surgeon in 1997. Prior to joining South Nassau, Dr. Kugler was the Associate Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY, and draws from clinical experience, which extends to hospitals in Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Mississippi. Dr. Kugler graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors of Science and attained his Medical Doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Dr. Kugler has a Masters of Science Degree in Health Management from Harvard University. 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
  2. 2. 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® Perfexion 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 recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org. # # #

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