The Knights of Columbus (Father John Farrell Council # 5962) in Hewlett, N.Y. recently donated $2,000 in support of the Center for Prostate Health at South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Council has made a generous gift to South Nassau for a combined total of $13,000.

“The Knights have been loyal and dedicated to the mission and vision of South Nassau,” said Elizabeth Nardone, vice president of development. “Their continued support will help ensure that South Nassau continues its tradition of providing top-notch, compassionate, quality care for our patients and communities.”

The Center for Prostate Health at the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary prostate and urology care program, with a full spectrum of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling. It provides the latest advancements in treatment options including da Vinci Robotic Surgical Prostatectomy; Radical Prostatectomy; Radiation Therapy including the state-of-the-art Novalis™ Radiosurgery System; and Active Surveillance or watchful waiting treatment. The Center’s physicians prescribe treatment plans that are tailored to the individual needs of the patients.

Treating approximately 1,500 patients annually, South Nassau’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center has evolved into one of the Northeast corridor’s premiere providers of compassionate advanced cancer care. The center is the only one on Long Island that is equipped with the Varian Novalis Tx, da Vinci® Surgical System and Gamma Knife® Perfexion.

In addition to its Center for Prostate Health, South Nassau’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center incorporates the following specialty cancer care services:

• GYN Oncology Department (Valley Stream)

• Long Island Gamma Knife® Center (Oceanside)

• Center for Breast Health Program (Oceanside)

• Center for Lung Health (Oceanside/Valley Stream)

• Radiation Oncology Department (Oceanside and Valley Stream)

• Surgical Oncology Department (Oceanside and Valley Stream)

• Complete Women’s Imaging Center at South Nassau (Oceanside)

• PET/CT Service (Oceanside)

South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.

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