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Peninsula Hospital Expands Services New Affiliation With North Shore-LIJ

Peninsula Hospital Expands Services
New Affiliation With North Shore-LIJ

Peninsula Hospital Center recently signed an affiliation agreement with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, establishing a partnership that fortifies the ever-important community hospital by helping it expand its programs and services.

"The continued revitalization of the ‘new’ Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation is strengthened by this agreement as it supports existing clinical programs and defines opportunities to expand and provide advanced specialty services for the entire Rockaway and Five Towns communities," said Robert V. Levine, president and chief executive officer of Peninsula.

"The delivery of excellence in patient care is at the forefront of every decision," said John S. T. Gallagher, chief executive officer of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. "Such an important mandate requires the contribution and cooperation of many talented, caring people. Bringing them together in one system helps us all keep pace with the rapid changes in health care."

Peninsula Hospital Center already receives clinical support from the Health System's Long Island Jewish Medical Center for its Prenatal Care Division. The expansion of women's health services to include prenatal care enhances the program and brings a significant new level of care to the hospital's community. North Shore-LIJ has many established and recognized system-wide clinical programs.

Following the affiliation with Peninsula Hospital Center, North Shore-LIJ now includes 18 hospitals, three skilled nursing centers, a hospice and many community-based outpatient facilities throughout the metropolitan region. The health system has been heralded and awarded for its work in setting new standards in health care and developing programs to enhance the quality of its patient care programs and services.

Commissioner Joel A. Miele sr., PE, chairman of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Hospital Center, noted, "The new affiliation allows Peninsula to remain an independent community hospital but provides an opportunity for clinical service integration and brings the clinical resources of one of the nation's leading health systems to our local community."

"We look forward to working with Peninsula Hospital Center," said Roy J. Zuckerberg, chairman of the Board of North Shore-LIJ. "Community hospitals are at the heart of the health care delivery system and this affiliation benefits patients throughout."

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