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Legislator Denise Ford Proudly Announces Breast Cancer Screenings in Long Beach

Legislator Denise Ford Proudly Announces Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC Digital Mammography Van

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon 

Stop & Shop Shopping Plaza – East Park Ave., Long Beach

 

Legislator Denise Ford is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to Long Beach to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

 

Appointments are required and are scheduled on a First Come, First Served Basis. For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Ford’s office at (516) 571-6204.

 

Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage

Legislator Denise Ford Announces Breast Cancer Screenings in Long Beach from NUMC Digital Mammography

Legislator Denise Ford is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon 

Stop & Shop Shopping Plaza – East Park Ave., Long Beach

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

 

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Ford’s office at (516) 571-6204.

 

Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage

Help Prevent The Spread of Mumps

In preparation for the Long Beach Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016, Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and the Nassau County Department of Health reminds residents that Mumps is still circulating in Long Beach and the surrounding communities.

 

Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and Nassau County Department of Health advises individuals to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of mumps:

 

  • Do not share drinks, food, eating utensils or other personal items that may contain saliva.
  • Individuals who are ill with these symptoms should stay home, and away from public places for five days after the onset of symptoms and limit contact with others in their household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

 

 Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage

Hempstead Town Builds Emergency Boat Dock, Access to Long Beach E.R. Facility for Sea Rescues

It takes planning, preparation, and proficiency to brave the seas, but even the most adept sailor can be faced with emergencies on the water. Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito have just overseen the completion of a new floating dock at the South Nassau Emergency Department in Long Beach to facilitate marine rescues and other emergency responses on the bay, replacing the previous structure that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. The new dock, mooring piles, pier and railings comprise a well-engineered system that will allow boating accident victims to be transported directly to the emergency room by water, saving precious time. Joining Santino and D’Esposito at a pre-Labor Day ribbon cutting was Richard J. Murphy, President & CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital.

 

“With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, the town takes comfort in knowing our residents will be safer while out on the water,” said Supervisor Santino. “The new floating dock will help reduce response and transport time during marine rescues. Quicker transports to the emergency room could spell the difference between life and death.”

 

“In emergencies, time is critical,” agreed Richard J. Murphy, South Nassau’s President & CEO. “The new dock will allow us to see patients more quickly and provide an important new point of water access for the Long Beach Emergency Department. We are grateful to Supervisor Santino and the Town of Hempstead for sticking with this project and seeing it through to completion.”

 

The project was undertaken by the Town of Hempstead, which designed, built, and installed the emergency access ramp in a quest to keep those on town waters safe and to provide the quickest possible access to emergency medical care to boaters and other people who need assistance on local waterways.

 

The dock and ramp will be utilized by the Town of Hempstead Bay Constables, Nassau County Police Department’s Marine Bureau, the Long Beach Police Department’s Marine Bureau and local fire departments that have marine rescue units. A mock patient transfer was performed by the Town of Hempstead Bay Constables along with personnel from South Nassau Emergency Department, to showcase the efficiency of the ramp when transporting victims of boating accidents.

 

The new structure features two new floating dock sections, where the emergency rescue boats from the various jurisdictions can tie up. Additionally, the boat rescue access dock includes an aluminum ramp with hand rails, an elevated platform, and four pilings. South Nassau also has installed lighting and an intercom system to facilitate communication between Emergency Department staff and first responders. South Nassau staff also is undergoing training on dock transfers of patients to ensure safety of patients and personnel.

 

The new marine structure is more weather resistant and will stand strong for many years to come. The town used in-house labor from the department of Conservation and Waterways to perform the installation. All of the equipment used is commercial grade, and was delivered via a town tug and push boat. Construction of the structure was completed within a week. The total cost of the project was $58,992.

 

“Having an emergency dock at the Long Beach Emergency Department is another precaution that ensures the safety of our residents on the water,” added D’Esposito.

 

Boating is not restricted to the summer, and neither are accidents. The new floating dock will be available year-round and is durable enough to persevere even through the toughest of seasons.

 

In 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,158 nationwide accidents that involved 626 deaths and 2,163 injuries as a result of recreational boating accidents. Town and hospital officials have stated that it is their united goal to reduce boating fatalities by making the new boat ramp available to facilitate quicker marine rescues and emergency water transports.

 

In its first 12 months of operation, South Nassau’s free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach received 9,878 patients, 88 percent of whom were treated and released without having to be transferred to the main hospital in Oceanside. The Long Beach Emergency Department can receive ambulances via the 9-1-1 system. Only 8.5 percent of the Long Beach patients had to be transported and admitted to Oceanside.

 

“During this Labor Day Weekend, we want boaters to be safe,” concluded Santino. “At the same time, I am pleased that this new boat ramp is now available for emergency service now and throughout the year.”

 

Visit the Town of Hempstead website

Denise Ford Invites You To Long Beach Blood Drive

Denise Ford Invites You To Attend The 13th Annual F. F. Harry S. Ford Community Blood Drive

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 • 3:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Hall – 970 W. Beech St., Long Beach

 

If you needed blood, you’d expect it to be there. Wouldn’t you? Please do your part. For medical and travel questions concerning blood donations call: 1-800-688-0900

 

Blood drive Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bring ID with signature or photo
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs.
  • Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission/76 & over must have doctors note)
  • Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids
  • No tattoos for past 12 months

 

To schedule an appointment please call Legislator Ford – 571-6204. You can help now, please donate!

 

Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage

Nassau County Department of Health Investigating an Increased Incidence of Mumps

The Nassau County Department of Health in consultation with the New York State Department of Health is investigating an increase incidence of mumps in individuals who reside in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Nassau County. To date, 18 cases of mumps have been investigated in Nassau County. The cases under investigation include young adults who have or had mumps-like symptoms. This investigation is ongoing with additional cases expected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), outbreaks of mumps have occurred throughout the United States in the highly vaccinated population. These outbreaks have ranged in size from a few to several hundred cases, having mostly affected young adults, and are likely due to a combination of factors. These factors include the known effectiveness of the vaccine, lack of previous exposure to the virus, and the intensity of the exposure setting (such as a college campus) coupled with behaviors that increase the risk of transmission.

 

Mumps is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus which is transmitted through droplets from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, saliva or from direct contact with an infected surface. It is best known for the puffy cheeks and swollen jaw caused by inflammation of the salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides. Other common symptoms include low-grade fever, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite. After a person is exposed to mumps, symptoms typically appear 16 to 18 days after infection, but this period can range from 12-25 days after infection. There is no treatment for mumps.

 

The Nassau County Department of Health is advising individuals who may have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms consistent with mumps to contact their health care provider. To avoid exposing others to mumps, individuals are advised to telephone their health care provider prior to visiting a health care facility. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of mumps should stay home for a minimum of five days after the onset of symptoms. The CDC suggests that individuals who are contacts of mumps cases that have one dose of mumps vaccine or no known history or documentation of mumps vaccine, receive an additional dose of vaccine.

 

The Nassau County and New York State Departments of Health are recommending that medical providers enhance surveillance for mumps in patients who report exposure or have symptoms consistent to mumps, and immediately report suspect cases to the Nassau County Department of Health, Division of Communicable Disease Control at (516) 227-9639.

Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein reminds residents to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of mumps:

  • Do not share drinks, food, eating utensils or other personal items that may contain saliva.
  • Individuals who are ill with these symptoms should stay home, and away from public places for five days after the onset of symptoms and limit contact with others in their household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

 

For additional information about the mumps, visit the New York State Department of Health website at http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2440

 

Visit County Executive Mangano’s webpage

Legislator D.Ford Announces Breast Cancer Screenings in Long Beach

Legislator D.Ford Proudly Announces Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC Digital Mammography Van

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon
Waldbaum’s Shopping Plaza – East Park Ave., Long Beach

 

Legislator Denise Ford is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age forty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

 

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

 

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Ford’s office at (516) 571-6204.

 

Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage

11th Annual F. F. Harry S. Ford Memorial Blood Drive

Thursday, September 18, 2014 • 3:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall – 970 W. Beech St., Long Beach

 

If you needed blood, you’d expect it to be there. Wouldn’t you? Please do your part.

 

For medical and travel questions concerning blood donations call 1-800-688-0900

 

Eligibility Criteria:

 

• Bring ID with signature or photo

• Minimum weight 110 lbs. • Age 16 – 75

(16 year olds must have parental permission/76 & over must have doctors note)

• Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids

• No tattoos for past 12 months

 

To schedule an appointment please call Legislator Ford – 516 – 571- 6204.  You can help now, please donate!

 

Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage

NUMC Digital Mammography Van Coming to Long Beach

Legislator Denise Ford Proudly Announces

Breast Cancer Screenings from the NUMC Digital Mammography Van

• Tuesday, June 17, 2014 • 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon •

Waldbaum’s Shopping Plaza – East Park Ave., Long Beach

 

Legislator Denise Ford is pleased to announce that the Nassau University Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van will be coming to our area to provide breast cancer screenings for women over age fifty. The screening will include a breast examination by a nurse, a mammography and instructions for breast self-examination.

 

If it’s been at least a year since your last mammography and you are planning to receive an exam, you will need a prescription for the exam from your doctor (if you have insurance) and must provide any past exam films, if available. Women with health insurance will be required to make a co-payment. The mammography is free for uninsured women, based on eligibility guidelines.

 

Appointments are required and are scheduled on a First Come, First Served Basis

 

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call Legislator Ford’s office at (516) 571-6204.

 

Visit Legislator Ford’s webpage