Plainview Hospital is expanding

August 14, 2012 by  

Plainview Hospital has announced it is expanding with the addition of a brand new, state-of-the-art vascular lab. Officials of the hospital noted the lab will make significant contributions to the screening, diagnosis and prevention of vascular disease.

Michael Fener, executive director of Plainview Hospital, said:

“Having a dedicated vascular lab onsite at the hospital will give us the ability to provide a complete array of noninvasive vascular services in a timely manner, enhancing care to both inpatients and outpatients.”

About 300 procedures such as carotid artery surgery and peripheral vascular surgery, are performed each year at the hospital through the Vascular Division. Nicholas J. Gargiulo, III, MD, an associate professor of surgery at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, has been named to head the hospital’s Division of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Gargiulo has said the new vascular lab will prove to be a boon to the entire community. He added:

“Advances in vascular research will promote health and wellness for the future, preventing unnecessary surgeries and procedures.”

In addition to the health benefits for local residents, expansion of health services also produces certain other advantages. Several studies cite the positive impact of hospital and health care facilities on the employment, housing, and commercial sectors of a local economy. Whether it’s a vendor of medical supplies or a print company that offers the brochure printing needed for marketing and public relations, the vascular services’ expansion at Plainview Hospital is a welcome development.

It’s anticipated the new lab will be in full operation before the end 2012.