Nassau University Medical Center

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Nassau University Medical Center
Nassau Healthcare Corporation
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Nassau University Medical Center
Geography
Location 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, Nassau County, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°43′33.9816″N 73°33′17.5788″W / 40.726106000°N 73.554883000°W / 40.726106000; -73.554883000Coordinates: 40°43′33.9816″N 73°33′17.5788″W / 40.726106000°N 73.554883000°W / 40.726106000; -73.554883000
Organization
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, American University of the Caribbean, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 530
History
Founded 1974
Links
Website www.numc.edu
Lists Hospitals in New York

Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) is a public teaching hospital affiliated with the Health Sciences Center of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The 19 story, 631 bed Level I Trauma Center is located at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY.

The mission of Nassau University Medical Center is to provide comprehensive high quality health care services to Nassau County residents regardless of their ability to pay.[1] The hospital is affiliated with the North Shore-LIJ Health System.

History[edit]

Meadowbrook Hospital opened on July 15, 1935 in East Meadow, NY as a 200-bed county owned general hospital. In 1974, its name was changed to the Nassau County Medical Center when it opened the 19-story Dynamic Care Building. Ironically, that caused confusion with Nassau Hospital in Mineola, New York, which a decade later changed its name to the current Winthrop-University Hospital. Again in December 2000, as part of its transition from county owned hospital to public benefit corporation, the Center’s name changed to Nassau University Medical Center to emphasize its affiliation with Stony Brook University's Health Sciences Center.[2]

Dynamic Care Building[edit]

Opening in 1974 and at 299 feet, it remains the tallest building in Nassau County, NY. The facility includes:

  • One and two bed patient rooms with private bathrooms.
  • A physical and rehabilitation center.
  • 12 operating room suites
  • 300-seat auditorium
  • Two-level Health Sciences Library
  • Helicopter landing pad
  • Interfaith chapel
  • The Nassau County Firefighters' Burn Center

Patient care[edit]

More than 80,000 people annually are treated in the emergency room and 178,000 in its more than 85 specialty clinics. It is accredited by the Commission on Cancer For Teaching Hospital Cancer Programs and is a designated AIDS Center. Its staff totals more than 3,500.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.numc.edu/index.php?id=26
  2. ^   - Newsday.com

External links[edit]