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South Nassau Communities Hospital hosts 33rd Annual Golf Tournament

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South Nassau Communities Hospital honored Michael and Eileen Sapraicone at its 33rd annual golf tournament on June 12. The two are accomplished civic leaders as well as members of the criminal justice community.

Michael, Eileen’s husband, is a former first-grade detective in the New York City Police Department and founder and owner of Squad Security Inc. and Squad Security Ltd. He also serves on South Nassau’s Advisory Board and has served as president of the Seaford School District Board of Education and director of the Board of Directors for the American Museum of Armor, among others.

Eileen is an attorney currently serving as a Nassau County Family Court support magistrate, helping to adjudicate child support and family issues. She has also served as a deputy county attorney for Nassau County and assistant district attorney in Queens County, among other posts.

“The Sapraicones are two tremendous leaders who both have done so much for South Nassau and our surrounding communities,” South Nassau’s President and CEO Richard J. Murphy said. “They are very generous with their time, talents and resources. We are grateful to call them friends of South Nassau.”

The tournament took place at Hewlett Harbor’s Seawane Club, Lawrence’s Rockaway Hunting Club and the Woodmere Club in Woodmere. For the first time ever, a third course had to be added to accommodate expanding interest in the event.

Co-chairs Tony Cancellieri and Jeffrey Greenfield attributed the popularity of the outing to, “its mission of raising funds for the South Nassau Emergency Department Expansion Campaign.”

The campaign is a $60 million expansion and redesign project that will nearly double the space of the hospital’s Emergency Department, including a larger waiting area and separate treatment areas for pediatric and behavioral health patients. The current Emergency Department was built to accommodate 35,000 patients a year but is currently serving 65,000 patients annually and is projected to see some 80,000 patients annually in the years ahead.