For the third year in a row, has been awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGrades, a company that develops and markets quality and safety ratings of health care providers, the hospital announced on Monday. Eastern Long Island Hospital is one of only 332 hospitals nationally to receive this designation in 2012 and one of three across Long Island.
“This is a distinction generated by patients for patients,” said CEO “Satisfied patients are essential to the business of caring.”
For Frank Adipietro, a pain management specialist and president of the hospital’s medical staff, the consecutive awards are a result of a team effort, and this most recent HealthGrades designation is just another way to help people decide where to go to the doctor.
“These are important health care choices,” he said. “We want our patients to know they are selecting the best medical care for themselves and their loved ones.”
Eastern Long Island Hospital representatives have also announced that this year’s annual summer gala will be held outdoors on Shelter Island overlooking Dering Harbor on Aug. 11 to raise money to benefit the
Highlights include the amazing sounds of ‘voices only’ a cappella group from America’s Got Talent during the cocktail hour, and a showcase performance by the , later in the evening.
Local cuisine prepared by chefs at Jamesport County Kitchen and the Jamesport Manor Inn will be served butler-style tableside. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a raw bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and beer available from
Gala tickets are priced at $175 per person; sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000. To make reservations for the event or to lend support through sponsorship, call 631/477-5164. Tickets to the gala may be purchased online at www.ELIH.org/Gala. There are lots of luxury raffle and auction prizes to win including a stand up paddle board, kayak, kindle fire or exciting adventure packages such as a helicopter tour, boating excursions or get-away vacation accommodations to Grenada or Costa Rica. To view a complete listing of gala prizes, go online to www.ELIH.org/Gala.