Best of Both Worlds in Orthopedic Care
Long Island residents have the best of both worlds when it comes to orthopaedic and rehabilitation care thanks to a new clinical collaboration between Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City and Long Beach Medical Center (LBMC) in Long Beach.
This new collaboration brings together surgeons from Hospital for Joint Disease, who will see patients on the campus of Long Beach Medical Center, and surgeons and rehabilitation specialists from Long Beach Medical Center. Now, patients can receive all of their orthopaedic care in one location, eliminating the inconvenience of traveling to Manhattan for sophisticated spine and joint replacement care.
“Our affiliation with the Hospital for Joint Diseases will only strengthen our ability to provide sophisticated spine surgery and joint replacement services to our patients,” said Douglas L. Melzer, chief executive officer of Long Beach Medical Center. “This new relationship will provide patients with a seamless encounter of exceptional orthopedic and rehabilitative services under one umbrella of care, all within close proximity to their home.”
Joseph Zuckerman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center added, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to provide orthopaedic care to the residents of Long Island – on Long Island. This collaboration offers prospective patients the ability to receive outstanding, specialized medical care for orthopaedics and rehabilitation in their own back yard.”
For more information about surgical or rehabilitation services, please contact The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence at Long Beach Medical Center at (516) 889-0286.
About NYU Langone Medical Center
Located in New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center is a premier center for health care,
biomedical research, and medical education. For over 167 years, NYU physicians and researchers
have contributed to the practice and science of medicine. Today the Medical Center consists of NYU School of Medicine; Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and largest facility of its kind; NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a leader in musculoskeletal care which specializes in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine and neurology; and such nationally recognized programs as the NYU Cancer Institute, the NYU Child Study Center, and the NYU Cardiac and Vascular Institute. More information about the Hospital for Joint Diseases can be found at www.nyuhjd.org.
About Long Beach Medical Center
Long Beach Medical Center serves as the major health care facility for residents of Long Beach Island and the surrounding communities. Its campus includes a 162-bed acute care hospital, a 200-bed skilled nursing facility specializing in rehabilitative medicine, a certified Home Health Care Agency and a wide range of outpatient programs. It hosts several centers of excellence including Arthritis & Osteoporosis; Diabetes; Wound Care & Hyperbarics; Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment. It is a teaching facility for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a residency programs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Family Medicine.
Long Beach Medical Center (LBMC) and Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) have collaborated to form The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence on Long Beach Medical Center’s campus. Seated L to R are: Dr. Anthony Petrizzo, spine surgeon from HJD; Dr. Joseph Zuckerman, chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center; Dr. Jorge Baez, joint replacement surgeon at HJD. Standing L to R are: Dr. Joel Benowitz, Director of Surgery at LBMC; Dr. Jay Eneman, Orthopaedic Surgeon at LBMC; and Douglas L. Melzer, CEO of LBMC.