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South Nassau Communities Hospital receives $1 million donation for new cancer center in Oceanside

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The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust donated $1 million to South Nassau Communities Hospital, which will go towards establishing a new cancer center at the hospital’s main campus in Oceanside.

Currently, the hospital’s cancer services are spread over several different sites on the South Shore.

“We have an excellent cancer team right here on the South Shore and this donation will help us serve cancer patients even better,” said Richard Murphy, president and CEO of South Nassau. “The Feil family has been extremely generous to South Nassau over the years, and once again, they have come forward with a donation that will allow us to advance our mission to improve care.”

The Feil family set aside part of the donation to support the hiring of a part-time behavioral health counselor to work with the social services staff at the Barry & Florence Freidberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside.

This new partnership between the Jewish Community Center and the hospital is a part of the medical center's ‘population health’ initiative. The counselor will assist community center patrons navigate the healthcare system and advance programs that emphasize healthy living habits. The goal of the partnership is to give residents the information and education they need to stay healthy and avoid costly hospital visits.

The Feil family has donated more than $5 million to South Nassau in recent years. In 2011, $3 million of those donations went towards the expansion of the hospital’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center in Valley Stream.

“South Nassau is the Feil family’s community hospital, and we remain committed to supporting its mission of providing quality healthcare services to the South Shore communities of Nassau County,” said Jeffrey Feil.

Mr. Feil, his sisters and their families, including their parents, the late Gertrude and Louis, have been lifelong residents of Rockville Centre. Feil serves as President & CEO of The Feil Organization, a family-owned real estate investment, development and management company based in New York City.