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In an effort to provide assistance to victims of human trafficking, Northwell Health has joined five other healthcare systems in the United States — Baptist Health in Florida, Advocate Aurora Health in Illinois, Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey and...


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Two outstanding members of our Long Island Community Hospital care team have recently been selected for the Long Island Business News Achievements in Healthcare Awards. Chief of Trauma James Vosswinkel, MD, was chosen to receive the award in the Physician category, while Director of Nursing for...


Long Island Community Hospital: Personalized, Comprehensive Cardiac Care

The Knapp Cardiac Care Center at Long Island Community Hospital marshals the full spectrum of care, from non-invasive treatments to interventional procedures and cardiac rehabilitation, to meet the needs of local patients and their families in both emergent and non-emergent situations.


The Hospital Is Not Your Home

Hospitals are under increasing pressure to provide quality care while reducing the length of stay of hospitalizations. When a patient remains in a hospital longer than needed, it exponentially increases the costs to the hospital. Many finance departments scrutinize their length of stays and...


Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center: Lifesaving Care in an Environment Patients Trust

Members of the community can feel confident turning to a trauma program that offers swift Emergency Department admission, access to expert treatments for STEMI and stroke, and medical care enriched by a collaboration with Stony Brook Medicine.


Employee Handbook: A Valuable Tool if Properly Prepared and Implemented

Employee Handbooks can be invaluable when setting a tone, enforcing policy and structuring the workplace. The employee handbook becomes even more important for small and midsize businesses where human resource issues are not addressed by a team of professionals. Lack of an employee handbook is...


Navigating Health Care’s Ever-changing Landscape

Of this we can be certain in the year ahead: the new administration brings with it significant changes on many fronts, and health care is certainly at the forefront. The current model shift from volume- to value-based care will continue to develop throughout the industry. On its own, this shift significantly alters the healthcare landscape. To successfully navigate these changes, the healthcare industry must adapt, innovate and change its methodology.


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Peter Scaminaci, St. Joseph Hospital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

On Feb. 6, 2017, Peter Scaminaci was appointed St. Joseph Hospital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Most recently, Scaminaci was senior vice president and...


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Mercy Medical Center Council of Leagues Treasurer Doreen Baldwin (second from left) presents check to Mercy’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services Beth Vlahavas, RN (second from right) while Council President Barbara Cheslock (center), Vice President Kathleen Fee...

Potential Repeal of ACA Mandates Reopens Concerns Regarding QHP Subsidized Enrollee Grace Periods

As the industry prepares itself for another round of healthcare reform, providers should carefully monitor the coverage of new and existing patients presenting with insurance policies obtained through State and Federal Exchange programs.