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New Island Hospital Joins Catholic Health Services

New Island Hospital announced today that it has become a member hospital of Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island.

"For some time, the New Island Board of Directors sought to align the hospital with a system that would recognize our obligation to meet the needs of the community.  Catholic Health Services supports New Island's mission to deliver quality health care and remain a community-based hospital," said Jack Howlett, chairman of New Island's Board of Directors.

As a member of CHS, New Island Hospital can avail itself of all the synergies and economies of scale enjoyed by CHS member institutions.

"Our mission is 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. CHS is committed to enhancing our viability, as it would any member of its organization," said Aaron E. Glatt, MD, president and CEO of New Island Hospital.

Over the past few years, New Island Hospital has achieved financial stability, while objectively improving the quality of care, enhancing service excellence, renovating and modernizing, and even adding many new successful clinical services and programs.

"As a native of Levittown with family still in the area, I have visited New Island over the years and recognize firsthand the importance of having a vibrant and viable hospital in the area," commented CHS President and CEO James Harden. "Our Catholic health system is committed to continuing and expanding the important medical services provided by New Island to the surrounding communities that depend upon it for care."

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. Other vital services include an Ambulatory Surgery Unit, The Center for Sleep Medicine, hyperbaric medicine and wound healing, a Balance Center, an endoscopy unit, a full scope of outpatient radiology services, including a new CT scanner, MRI, nuclear camera and a full state-of-the-art PACS system.

With the addition of New Island, Catholic Health Services of Long Island is now comprised of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for persons with developmental needs. More than 15,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians work within the CHS system.