BRUDERMAN, BOUTIN ANNOUNCE REOPENING OF LONG ISLAND’S LARGEST HYPERBARIC UNIT AT NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 19, 2022
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BRUDERMAN, BOUTIN ANNOUNCE REOPENING OF
LONG ISLAND’S LARGEST HYPERBARIC UNIT AT NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Long Island’s Only Multi-Chamber Hyperbaric Facility Newly Recertified, Will Again Provide Treatment for Burn Victims, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Other Patient Conditions
EAST MEADOW, NY – – Long Island’s largest Hyperbaric Unit is back in operation. As part of its continuing commitment to improve patient care at Long Island’s only trauma center with a burn unit, Nassau University Medical Center is proud to announce the re-opening of its multi-patient Hyperbaric Unit. After being closed for repairs and recertification for the last 2.5 years, the unit will now be again available 24/7 for emergency use as well as regular patient treatment.
Hyperbaric units are frequently used in emergencies to treat burn victims, carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness (the bends). The unit can also be used as an adjunct treatment for wound management, bone infections, and radiation tissue damage.
NUMC’s hyperbaric facilities are unique on Long Island because they include a multi-patient chamber that can treat up to six patients at one time and accommodate ventilated patients as well. In addition to the multi-place chamber, there are two mono-place chambers at the facility for solo treatments. The unit with be staffed 24 hours a day in three shifts managed by a team including a physician, nurse or nurse practitioner and a technician.
“I want to thank Chairman Bruderman for making the recertification of this facility a priority and helping us get this unit open again. As Long Island’s only level one trauma center, we see patients who need this critical treatment across a wide area,” said NUMC CEO Dr. Anthony Boutin.
“The reopening of Long Island’s only multi-chamber Hyperbaric Unit will mean burn victims, wound care and cancer patients, first responders and those in need of emergency oxygenation will again be able to get top-flight treatment here at NUMC. This is another important sign of our commitment to constantly improve the capabilities of this facility,” said Boutin.
“It was totally unacceptable that this critical treatment facility had been closed for the last 2.5 years because of bureaucracy and inaction. But working together with Dr. Boutin, the County and our incredible staff, we cut through the red tape and got it done,” said NUMC Chairman Matthew Bruderman.
“That’s the way we’re going to ensure the people of Nassau have a first-class medical center they can trust for their care. We’re going to be relentless in pursuing new services, funding and personnel. We’re going to constantly improve this facility and its capabilities,” Bruderman added.
ABOUT THE NASSAU HEALTH CARE CORPORATION AND NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Nassau Health Care Corporation (“NHCC”) is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. NHCC is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau University Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness and cultural sensitivity, NHCC is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access. For more information about NHCC, visit www.numc.edu.