Long Beach Medical Center is proud to provide care to the communities we serve. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Every year, we serve thousands of individuals and keep our community healthy, strong, and vibrant. This record of service is and always will be our most valuable contribution to the community.
Our mission encompasses many areas, including:
• providing high-quality health care;
• caring for the aged;
• ensuring public safety in emergency or disaster;
• educating about disease prevention and wellness ;
• assisting families as they care for loved ones at home;
• providing comfort at the end of life.
In addition to enhancing the health and well-being of the communities we serve, Long Beach Medical Center contributes significantly to the area's economic health through the people we employ, the impact of our spending, and the effect of employees' spending and the taxes they pay.
Our medical teaching programs bring students to the community who require housing, food, transportation, books, entertainment, clothing, utilities, insurance and supplies.
Our Modernization Project, a $5 million construction project to renovate medical/surgical units in the hospital and the building of a new main entrance, provides construction jobs employing local companies who purchase supplies, materials and whose employees spend monies in the local community.
Grant funding for hospital-based programs bring increased revenues to the community, such as the recent $871,000 grant from New York State to expand the services of the Medical Center's Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking.
Additionally, Long Beach Medical Center and The Komanoff Center for Geriatric and Rehabilitative Medicine attract visitors who use a variety of community services, including transportation and restaurants.
In 2011, Long Beach Medical Center generated approximately $166,261,000 in revenue for the local economy according to a recent report by the Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS), New York State’s largest hospital trade association. It identifies and measures the direct involvement of Long Beach Medical Center on the local economy and demonstrates the "ripple" effect of the dollars the health care sector brings into the community and the jobs it helps create.
The report also found that during the same time period, Long Beach Medical Center provided approximately $2,256,000 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 1,059 jobs throughout Long Beach and the rest of the tri-state area.
“This report shows that even in difficult economic times, Long Beach Medical Center has an overwhelmingly positive impact on our local economy,” said Douglas Melzer, CEO. “Our organization is dedicated to the wellbeing of the residents we serve and committed to the future growth and success of our community."
Long Beach Medical Center is essential to the economic viability of our community, as well as the quality of life of our residents and visitors. We value our role as a major contributor to both the local and state economies and to keeping families healthy and secure by providing needed health care services.
Public Affairs Department
Long Beach Medical Center
455 E. Bay Drive
Long Beach, NY 11561