Mount Sinai South Nassau Receives $5 Million Donation

Mount Sinai South Nassau Receives $5 Million Donation

Mount Sinai South Nassau has received the largest single gift in the hospital’s history – a $5 million pledge from The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust to name the hospital’s new patient care pavilion. 

The new four-story, 100,000-square-foot building, scheduled to open in spring 2024, will be named the Feil Family Pavilion. It will double the size of the current Emergency Department, increase the critical and intensive care inpatient capacity to 40 beds, and add nine new operating rooms.

Mount Sinai South Nassau is our local hospital, and we are grateful for the expert care it provides to our communities on the South Shore,” says Jeffrey J. Feil, CEO of the Feil Organization and a longtime Rockville Centre resident. “We are so fortunate to have an outstanding medical center right in our backyard. The Feil family is honored to support the growth of Mount Sinai South Nassau.”

Mr. Feil and his family, including his parents, the late Gertrude and Louis, have been longtime supporters of the hospital. With their latest gift, the family has donated $17 million to benefit the hospital and the patients it serves.

“This generous gift by the Feil family will have a direct impact on improving patient care on the South Shore. We are deeply thankful for their generosity and support,” says Adhi Sharma, MD, President of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “It will be the hospital’s distinct honor to name the new patient care tower in honor and recognition of the Feil Family and their longstanding commitment to Mount Sinai South Nassau.”

“Their support and commitment have been vital to the growth of our emergency services and cancer care program as well as the hospital’s tradition of excellence in the delivery of advanced care services,” Dr. Sharma adds.

“The ultimate beneficiary of the Feil family’s generosity is our South Shore community that turns to Mount Sinai South Nassau for compassionate, quality health care,” says Tony Cancellieri, Co-Chair of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Board of Directors. “On behalf of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, we are grateful to our dear friends Jeffrey and Lee Feil and their entire family and are honored to name the pavilion as a permanent expression of gratitude for this gift and the ongoing support of the Feil family.”

The donation is the single largest gift the hospital has ever received. The family’s previous generosity includes a total of $2 million in 2019 and $1.5 million in 2018 to help centralize the hospital’s cancer care services and a $3 million donation to Mount Sinai South Nassau in the spring of 2011 that supported the continued growth and expansion of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center.

The Feil gift is the second significant gift connected with the new four-story patient building currently under construction. Last year, the hospital’s immediate past Chair of the Board, Joseph Fennessy, made a major gift to the hospital to name the pedestrian entrance to the new Emergency Department after the Fennessy family. Additional naming opportunities remain within the new pavilion, including nursing stations, lobby areas, and surgical suites. 

Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Emergency Department treats about 65,000 patients annually but is designed to handle only 35,000. Upon completion of the Feil Family Pavilion, the Emergency Department’s square footage will nearly double the size of a football field. It will have the capacity to see approximately 80,000 patients annually. In addition, the department will feature centralized nursing stations for direct oversight of patient rooms; bedside triage; expanded pediatric trauma treatment areas with an adjoining radiology area; a decontamination room; dedicated areas for geriatrics and behavioral health; and a spacious waiting and reception area with comfortable seating, 4K-UHD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and charging stations for phones, tablets, and laptops.

The pavilion’s expanded intensive (ICU) and critical care (CCU) units will allow Mount Sinai South Nassau to meet the region’s rising need for critical care services, as demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the demand for regular hospital beds is decreasing, the number of patients needing highly specialized care provided in ICUs and CCUs is rising. The hospital projects that the need for ICU and CCU beds will double.

The operating room and its surgical suites will be configured and designed to accommodate nonstop advancements in surgical technologies and equipment. The combined impact of the redesigned and larger operating rooms will allow Mount Sinai South Nassau and its staff of surgeons to increase its surgical scheduling capacity to accommodate projected volumes in same-day, elective, and emergency surgeries. The new surgical suites also could pave the way for an open-heart program at the Oceanside campus, pending Department of Health approval.