Letter from the CEO

Message from CEO, Dr. Anthony Boutin

NuHealth provides robust services and complete medical care for Nassau County residents at multiple faculties: outpatient and inpatient acute care at our hospital, Nassau University Medical Center (“NUMC”); skilled nursing care and rehabilitation care at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility; as well as, additional outpatient care through our Long Island Federally-Qualified Health Centers located throughout the county, Primary Care Centers and multiple specialty clinics. Nassau University Medical Center, NuHealth’s acute care hospital, has been serving Nassau County residents for the past 75 years, regardless of patient’s ability to pay.

NUMC, well known in the community and by Emergency Medical Services as the “Trauma Hospital,” is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Nassau University Medical Center has been recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It has been awarded Gold Plus ratings by the American Heart Association for both heart failure care and for stroke care. In addition, we house the Fire Fighters’ Burn Center with a dedicated Burn Unit and Burn Clinic, as well as the only multi-patient Hyperbaric Chamber on Long Island.  This provides specialty care to patients with burns, wounds, and inhalation injuries.

NUMC is an academic center with over 300 residents recognized by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education with full accreditations in multiple specialties. Our Hospital also serves as a clinical campus for medical, nursing and paramedic students.

NUMC has been a source of comfort, service and pride to its surrounding community and beyond.  NUMC provides health care for all of the needs of Nassau’s residents:

  • When Avianca Flight 52 crashed on Long Island January 25, 1990 with 158 people on board, the majority of injured patients were transported to Nassau University Medical Center (then Nassau County Medical Center); Nurses and physicians from NUMC went to the scene of the crash to assist with all aspects of care.
  • NUMC was the primary receiving hospital for the Long Island Rail Road shooting on December 7, 1993.
  • In 2010, an earthquake caused devastating damage to the island of Haiti.  NUMC sent a team of physicians and nurses to assist with all of the health care concerns after the earthquake.
  • After Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 NUMC and A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Center opened its doors to patients from damaged hospitals, nursing care facilities, and to those who needed special medical assistance due to lack of electricity and assisted with medical care at evacuation centers located throughout the Island.

I am dedicated to NuHealth’s mission of providing high quality, compassionate care to all of our patients and to ensuring that we are expertly educating the next generation of health care providers that will be serving our communities.