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"Health Systems Expanding Care On Long Island" - David Reich-Hale

  • Newsday
  • Newsday
  • (October 05, 2018)

Regional health care systems are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to expand their cancer care services on Long Island. There were 18,000 new cases of cancer per year on Long Island, on average, from 2011 through 2015, according to the most recent data available from the state Department of Health. “Some of this is because we are living longer, and this is one of the main diseases that comes with aging,” said Luis Isola, MD, “We recognize the need on Long Island and the region as a whole. Long Island is not the Midwest, so there isn’t unlimited real estate, so we are living within the confines of the market. But the local locations are necessary.” Just last month, Mount Sinai opened in Greenlawn a multidisciplinary facility that includes cancer services. Dr. Isola said Mount Sinai also expects to open cancer-care focused locations east of Oceanside-based South Nassau Communities-Hospital, which agreed to join the health system. “We need to be where our patients are, and it needs to be good, coordinated care,” Dr. Isola said

- Luis Isola, MD, Medical Director, The Mount Sinai Cancer Network, Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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