Glen Cove has something for everyone. We offer magnificent beaches, a scenic golf course and lovely tree-filled parks, providing our residents with a summer vacation paradise in their own backyards. Recreational boaters will find full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to our refreshing North Shore waterways.
A letter was received by Mayor Ralph Suozzi from North Shore LIJ President and CEO, Michael J. Dowling dated August 30, 2013 in regards to Glen Cove Hospital.
I am pleased to report that I had a positive and productive two-hour meeting on August 13th with Michael Dowling, CEO of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital System (NSLIJS), Board Chairman Richard Goldstein, and Executive Director of the Glen Cove Hospital, Susan Kwiatek. Also in attendance were Director of Constituent Services, Seema Bhansali, and Senior Legislative Aide, Colleen Nguyen, from Congressman Steve Israel's office; six local physicians Dr. George Dunn, Dr. Andrea Kaplan, Dr. Phil Deluca, Dr. Martin Moskowitz, Dr. Yelena Rosenberg and Dr. Eric Hochberg, as well as Former Deputy Mayor and Current President of the SAGE Foundation, Marilyn Brenner.
The conversion of Glen Cove Hospital will be less severe than indicated earlier. There is flexibility in the initial plan and there's a willingness to include the voices of the medical practitioners and our community in future plans. Mr. Dowling is cognizant of the public's adverse reaction to the initially reported plan and indicated that NSLIJ is very sensitive to that. He did make clear that healthcare is an evolving environment and that Glen Cove Hospital must change to survive and committed to me to review the decision to eliminate all inpatient beds.
GLEN COVE HOSPITAL
I URGE YOU to sign the online petition http://www.change.org/petitions/michael-dowling-pres-and-ceo-nslij-health-system-dr-nirav-r-shah-nys-health-comm-keep-glen-cove-hospital-a-full-service-hospital , it takes about 30 seconds. If you have already signed - Thank You.
... If you signed it you have received a return email. That email can be forwarded to your email contacts who may not use Facebook. Please spread the word to all of your friends, families and neighbors in Glen Cove an our neighboring North Shore communities.
I am now looking for 15,000 plus signatures to bring to Michael Dowling CEO of the NSLIJ System, the NYS Health Department Commissioner, Dr. Nirav R. Shah, and to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
I URGE you to call or write all of these individuals. We need them to reconsider the impacts to our communities, our residents, our senior citizens, our assisted living facilities, our nursing homes, our medical practitioners, transport time, our access to quality health care and the devastating impact to our local economies.
Special call out to the Volunteer Fire Departments, EMS and other first responders and their families. You have a history of dedicated service to your community and your voices are strong, proud and respected. Please spread the word among your neighbors and families.
(NOTE: There are paper signatures being collected throughout the community as well.)
Thank you all for doing your part and participating in this effort.
— Mayor Ralph Suozzi