Mount Sinai South Nassau names honorees for 40th annual golf outing


Mount Sinai South Nassau named Tom Von Essen and Jeffrey Greenfield as its honorees for the hospitals upcoming 40th annual golf outing on May 13.

Greenfield, managing partner of the N.G.L. Group and a well-respected figure in the Long Island business community, will be honored for his support of Mount Sinai South Nassau, his role as vice chair of the Nassau County planning commission and his service to the Rockville Centre Fire Department.

Von Essen, a former commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, will receive the hospital’s Community Service Award in recognition of his leadership and selfless dedication during his tenure with the FDNY, notably during the events of September 11, 2001.

“Community Service Award recipient Tom Von Essen has decades of public service experience, including as a front-line FDNY member, often putting his personal safety at risk to help others,” said Adhi Sharma, president of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “His leadership of the FDNY before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 is worthy of recognition.”

Greenfield, a longtime supporter of the hospital, previously served as volunteer co-chair of the event’s organizing committee, contributing significantly to its success in previous years.

“Jeff is a loyal friend to the hospital and has been committed to our growth and success,” Sharma said. “He often reminds us that he was born at South Nassau, so our hospital is part of his life story. His dedication and selfless work, including his many years as co-chair of the hospital’s golf outing, inspires the Mount Sinai South Nassau staff, and we are grateful for his support.”

In addition, Greenfield’s work with local businesses and community organizations has helped expand the event’s reach and impact, furthering its ability to support the hospital’s initiatives.

His work with the golf committee helped increase the number of golfers participating in the annual event while garnering the support of dozens of local businesses through golf outing sponsorships. Last year’s outing established a new record for the event, raising a gross amount of $723,335.

“Jeff Greenfield is a great friend who has been involved in community affairs for four decades,” said golf committee chair, Tony Cancellieri. “His work with the Rockville Centre community fund and as a Planning Board member are just two of his noteworthy efforts. He often appears before local governmental authorities as a ‘Citizen Taxpayer’ to advocate for common-sense solutions to the many challenges his fellow residents face here on Long Island. His leadership of the hospital’s Golf Outing has helped grow the event and increase donations to advance the hospital’s mission.”

A portion of the funds raised at the event will also benefit the hospital’s cancer patients, including the no-cost “Cold Cap” program to help patients prevent hair loss during chemotherapy as well as a program to provide free rides for low-income patients to cancer-related medical appointments at the hospital’s Gertrude and Louis Feil Cancer Center.

“For me, there is no greater honor than this,” Greenfield said. “I have seen South Nassau grow from a small community hospital to a regional medical center with advanced services. This is my hospital and my community, and I am proud of this honor.”

The golf outing is the largest annual hospital golf fundraiser on Long Island and will take place across three golf venues: The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor, Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, and Rockville Links Club in Rockville Centre.

Proceeds from the outing will support the hospital’s ongoing efforts to enhance healthcare services for the South Shore community, with a portion dedicated to assisting patients in the hospital’s cancer program.

The event will offers various sponsorship opportunities, including journal ads as well as a pickleball tournament for non-golfers. For more information about sponsorship packages or to register for golf or pickleball, contact (516) 377-5360 or email