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Local Doctors to Play into Proposed Mt. Sinai Facility

Hospital will try to recruit Five Towns physicians to proposed site at Number Six School.

Mount Sinai Hospital plans to recruit as many local doctors as possible to fill the 60 positions at its proposed medical facility at Lawrence's Number Six School, according to an attorney for the developer.

Simone Development Companies, whose $12.5 million bid for the former school was accepted by the Lawrence Board of Education, will build a multi-specialty practice for the hospital if a public referendum on March 20 goes in their favor. Qualified physicians who agree to work there would merge their practices with Mount Sinai, said Benjamin Weinstock, an attorney for Simone. In addition, about 150 support staff positions will be available, and the hospital hopes to fill as many as possible with Five Towns residents.

“They want it to be by the community, for the community,” Weinstock said.

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Mount Sinai is a top-rated hospital on U.S. News and World Reports rating list, with a number 2 ranking for geriatrics, number 7 for gastroenterology and number 10 for cardiology and heart surgery.

In addition to hosting public forums about its plan, Simone plans to hold information sessions for local doctors. Private meetings will also be held with immediate neighbors of Number Six School.

Felicia Ruditz Slavin February 06, 2013 at 02:35 PM
I don't know. I've been thinking about that. Is it any worse than trying to get around busses without bus loops who block busy roads for the religious schools? I doubt it - that is the worst. At least the vehicles will be headed into a parking lot. Also, while there may be doctors in the area, some specialties are really lacking and many of the doctors that are here are not high caliber and do not have modernized offices. That's why so many of us shlep up to the New Hyde Park area or into the city for many of our physicians.
Jerome J. Levenberg February 06, 2013 at 03:54 PM
After reading some of the comments on this page, I am saddened that certain individuals who claim to be religious find it necessary to engage in personal, filth ridden language attacks on those with whom they disagree. Their connection to God would seem to be tenuous at best. In particular, the attacks on Ben Weinstock who I have known for more than fifteen years and known to me to be an ethical attorney who represents his clients AND his community with dedication and competence are not only not justified, but are scurrilous and say more about the commenters than the object of their comments.. Anyone who lowers the standards of debate to the levels of incivility that is exhibited on this page deserves no credibility but only disregard and scorn.
Igwheet February 06, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Mr. Levenberg feigns being scandalized by filth-ridden language, and reveals himself as someone else who wants it both ways. Despite years of the most scurrilous, obscenity-laced invective heaped on Orthodox Jews seen in the patch comment section, not to mention the tendency to unfairly lay blame for all local evils squarely on the orthodox community, Mr. Levenberg chooses this specific moment to voice his sanctimonious horror. Now you're Shocked Shocked? You've never found reason to be offended until now? Puhleeeze... You're just trying to draw attention away from valid points by launching a quite transparent ad hominum attack.
Igwheet February 06, 2013 at 05:20 PM
By the way, my mother will get quite a laugh knowing that I've been mistaken here for a religious Jew. She's been disappointed in my lapsed church attendance since I graduated college.
krustycab36 February 06, 2013 at 06:20 PM
hey "jerome" what an "ethical attorney" you full of yourselves bunch of bs
5TResident February 06, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Robin - break the Prozac in half next time. Nobody is pushing anyone off the road. Get away from the TV and get into REAL LIFE.
5TResident February 06, 2013 at 06:32 PM
I still say vote NO.
Donald Minkoff February 06, 2013 at 07:02 PM
If it is true that the "Rabbunim" of Five Towns don't want the hospital, we have the medical facility and nursing facility at the extinct Peninsula General (PHC) right here in Far Rockaway...Rockawayans would jump for the chance to have a second hospital for 250,000 full time residents- especially a facility associated with the prestigious Mt. Sinai...Wonder why this hasn't caught the attention of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce? For the West-enders, the nearest hospital, outside of St. John's Episcopal is Coney Island and Jamaica Hospitals- Ridiculous! This would be a MUCH cheaper alternative for Mt. Sinai...Hey, Mt. Sinai, call us, definitely!
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:10 PM
There is an Urgent Care Center in Lynbrook. After 5 years, an ambulance has been there a total of two times - one cardiac, and one femur fracture with displacement that needed an operation. Now tell me, YOU want to travel to a hospital at 10 PM on a Sunday night when your ear infection is killing you? YOU want to sit for HOURS in an overcrowded Emergency Room? This is a WONDERFUL opportunities for local doctors, a WONDERFUL opportunity to bring world-class medicine to the Five Towns and a WONDERFUL opportunity to bring urgent health care to our neighborhood.
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Electrical system was so outdated anyway. The interior needed to be gutted for a long time.
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Amen!
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:14 PM
The bottom line is that we need a facility like this. We need an addition like this on our tax rolls too.
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:18 PM
There is an Urgent Care Center in Lynbrook. After 5 years, an ambulance has been there a total of two times - one cardiac, and one femur fracture with displacement that needed an operation. Now tell me, YOU want to travel to a hospital at 10 PM on a Sunday night when your ear infection is killing you? YOU want to sit for HOURS in an overcrowded Emergency Room? This is a WONDERFUL opportunities for local doctors, a WONDERFUL opportunity to bring world-class medicine to the Five Towns and a WONDERFUL opportunity to bring urgent health care to our neighborhood. They can make a method of egress with a turning lane on Branch Blvd. just like they made a turning lane for the massive cargo buildings on Rockaway Turnpike. IT CAN BE DONE! Read the article: It will tell you about recruiting doctors from the neighborhood to join the affiliation with a world-class hospital.
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:20 PM
I agree about the schlep! Notice how short the wait times are on the north shore? Notice how bright, talented and advanced those doctors are? The traffic situation is easily solvable with a turning lane on Branch Blvd. We can't let such a great opportunity slip through our fingers!
Carmela Soprano February 06, 2013 at 08:23 PM
We needed something like this YESTERDAY! Bring it on!
pitstop54 February 07, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Mr fancy attorney whats an "ethical attorney/" just a figment of someones imagination
pitstop54 February 07, 2013 at 03:26 AM
as you konw jl the law of the land is prostitution not constitution
honestynow February 07, 2013 at 02:35 PM
jerome how much did benny pay you? "ethical attorney?"
ftptch February 07, 2013 at 04:07 PM
5tresident u likely dont live in 5t becaus if u did u would see that on saturday.......many roads are "blocked" by ppl walking side by side in the street and wont move 4 cars...............i see it all the time on linwood and on the streets close to peninsula.........
Shari Kaufman February 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM
As one who grew up in the 5 Towns and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1974, I find it very sad what has happened to the community. Why is it not possible for people to co-exist. Why must it always be them and us?
Dov Herman March 05, 2013 at 04:34 AM
The doctors met with Westmed and hated their proposal !!! Westmed received zero support !
john March 05, 2013 at 10:33 AM
The school board over the last 8 years has segregated the school district; private schools are 100% white and the public schools are becoming the opposite...Why a demographical shift into a thriving public school system ??..Fiscal responsibilty begins with the tax paying citizen...SHUL'S FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS...we are our own worst enemy..stop using the education of innocent children to line the pockets of Ravs who openly oppose sending modern orthodox children to public schools..There incredible schools and we're paying taxes for them allready..Thw state is watching...
P. L. March 14, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Everyone pays taxes. Everyone gets a vote or say in how that money is spent or what decisions are made. Taxation without representation, 1776 War for Independence, any of this ring a bell? As for the changing demographics, if the children of the families who lived here in the 50s, 60s and 70s had moved in, the demographics would have been different. Don't blame the Orthodox community for filling that void. Don't make it "us versus them." That is just ugly antisemitism.
Dov Herman March 14, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Organization Chart Organization Chart -ALBERT D’AGOSTINO Secretary-Finance and Investment Committee Al D’Agostino- Attorney for the District - Al D’Agostino- Any Conflict of Interest ?????
Dov Herman March 14, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency ( IDA) Organization Chart -ALBERT D’AGOSTINO Secretary - Finance and Investment Committee member Al D’Agostino- Attorney for the District - Al D’Agostino- Any Conflict of Interest ?????
Carmela Soprano March 20, 2013 at 01:01 PM
From Newsday: "Some opponents have said the property would be better served by a yeshiva for girls, which had bid $10.5 million. The 80,170-square-foot school building would house medical offices for about 60 doctors and would be leased by the Mount Sinai Medical Center's Icahn School of Medicine. A landscaped buffer bordering residential streets would be installed." Enough said! Vote YES!
Mark Gelwan, MD March 24, 2013 at 01:58 PM
A 30000 squarefoot renovation of a historic courthouse into a already approved ambulatory surgicenter with urgentcare primary care and mri ct scan mammograpy with fullservice specialty surgery orhopedics womens health with surgeons from five towns queens manhattan and long island clinically affiliated with largest health care system in New York ,North Shore-LIJ scheduled tobe completed 6/2014 Mark J Gelwan ,MD President and founding partner Rockaway ASC Development, LLC
Carmela Soprano March 25, 2013 at 05:21 AM
Thank you Dr. Gelwan for posting this. I am one of many that is advocating for your facility. Most people underestimate the need for a multi-specialty practice and urgent care center until disaster strikes a family member in need. It just so happens the owner of the building you are going into is also a board member of the Lawrence School District. I would think Yuri Kaufman's opposition is a conflict of interest to his property at the former Rockaway courthouse where your business will reside. Perhaps he wanted to ensure there was no competition? At any rate, that doesn't minimize the need for a community Ambulatory Surgical Center, Urgent Care Center and a mult-doctor speciality all under one roof.
Carmela Soprano March 25, 2013 at 05:22 AM
A zissen pesach Dov. http://boulderaishkodesh.org/tzav-by-rabbi-gavriel-goldfeder/
Carmela Soprano March 25, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Shari, that's the question Rabbi Goldfeder poses here: http://boulderaishkodesh.org/tzav-by-rabbi-gavriel-goldfeder/

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