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South Nassau Cancer Program Earns Prestigious Award from ACS Commission on Cancer


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The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

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South Nassau Cancer Program Earns Prestigious Award from ACS Commission on Cancer

  1. 1. For Immediate ReleaseFor Immediate Release May 23, 2013Contact: Damian Becker, Manager of Media Relations(516) 377-5370South Nassau Cancer Program EarnsPrestigious Award from ACS Commission on CancerOceanside, N.Y. — South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Centerhas been named a recipient of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC)Outstanding Achievement Award. South Nassau is one of just seven hospitals in New York and only 84in the United States to receive the prestigious award in 2012.“We are pleased to earn this prestigious award. At the same time, we understand that the ultimatereward for us is to fulfill the communities’ needs for compassionate, patient-centered, standard-settinghealthcare services,” said Richard J. Murphy, president and CEO of South Nassau. “So we will notrelent in taking all actions necessary to ensure our patients have access to a cancer program thatcombines experienced oncologists with leading-edge medical and surgical cancer treatment technologies.”Treating approximately 1,500 patients annually, The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center hasevolved into one of the Northeast corridor’s premiere providers of compassionate advanced cancer care.The center is the only one on Long Island that is equipped with three of the most advanced and effectivetechnologies used to treat and eradicate cancer: the Varian Novalis Tx™, da Vinci® Surgical System andGamma Knife® Perfexion.In addition to its Cancer Center in Valley Stream, NY, The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Centerincorporates the following specialty cancer care services:• South Nassau’s GYN Oncology Department (Valley Stream)• South Nassau’s Long Island Gamma Knife® Center (Oceanside)• South Nassau’s Center for Prostate Health Program (Oceanside)• South Nassau’s Center for Breast Health (Oceanside)• South Nassau’s Center for Lung Health (Oceanside/Valley Stream)• South Nassau’s Radiation Oncology Department (Oceanside and Valley Stream)• South Nassau’s Surgical Oncology Department (Oceanside and Valley Stream)• Complete Women’s Imaging Center (Oceanside)• South Nassau’s PET/CT Service (Oceanside)News From:
  2. 2. Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancerprograms that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives theaward following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor, during which time the facilitydemonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope ofthe cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research,community outreach, quality improvement and outcomes reporting).Through an exclusive partnership with the American Cancer Society, the CoC provides the publicwith information on the resources, services, and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accreditedcancer program. This information is shared with the public on the ACS Web site at andthrough the ACS National Cancer Information Center at 1-800-ACS-2345.The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer was founded in 1922. It is aconsortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancerpatients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensivequality care. The CoC’s core functions include setting standards for quality, multidisciplinary cancerpatient care; surveying facilities to evaluate compliance with the CoC standards; collecting standardized,high-quality data from accredited facilities; and using the data to develop effective educationalinterventions to improve cancer care outcomes at the national, state, and local level.South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, morethan 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 specialtycenters, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on LongIsland with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau isa designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and ComprehensiveCommunity Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric SurgeryCenter of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For moreinformation, visit