News and Press Releases

Easing Pregnancy's Emotional Effects

June 13, 2016 - AMITYVILLE, NY – South Oaks Hospital is opening a new program to help expectant mothers, new mothers and families better manage the emotional effects of pregnancy.
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South Oaks Hospital's Dr. Tina Walch Receives Honor From Postpartum Resource Center

AMITYVILLE, NY - Tina Walch, MD, medical director of South Oaks Hospital, was honored with the Leadership award by the Postpartum Resource Center during its fifth annual summer gala on August 13.
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The Long Island Home Trustee Receives Leading Age NY Trustee of the Year Award

AMITYVILLE, NY - Ellen Ricciuti, vice chairperson of The Long Island Home board of trustees, recently received the Leading Age NY Trustee of the Year Award.
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Free Maternal Mental Health Screenings - May 2, 2015 in Long Beach and Uniondale, NY

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
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South Oaks Hospital Wins "People's Choice Award" At the March of Dimes 17th Signature Chefs Auction

(Amityville, NY., November 3, 2014)The Annual March of Dimes' Signature Chefs Auction held Oct. 27 at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park, was a wonderful demonstration of culinary expertise and a unique way of demonstrating support for the health of premature babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
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Arthur Nappo, Security Supervisor at South Oaks Hospital, Recognized for Outstanding Response

(Amityville, NY, August 25, 2014) Security Supervisor Arthur Nappo was patrolling the grounds of South Oaks Hospital on a summer evening in June when a speeding vehicle pulled up to the front of one of the patient buildings.
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The Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital Recognizes Business Community - Employers cited for outstanding support of students with special needs

Amityville, NY, June 16, 2014 - The Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital recently hosted a breakfast recognizing the invaluable support provided to students with disabilities by national and local retailers and businesses.
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The Career and Educational Counseling Center At South Oaks Hospital Hosts 16th Annual Disability Awareness Conference

Amityville, NY (June 13, 2014) - The l6th Annual Disability Awareness Conference, "Innovate, Integrate and Motivate," held recently at South Oaks Hospital provided valuable information to more than 70 health care professionals and community members.
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LeadingAge Honors Broadlawn Manor, South Oaks Board Chairman - Robert F. Rose receives Trustee of the Year Award from prestigious non-profit organization

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Financial Literacy Gets a Reboot by South Oaks Hospital and Capital One Bank at Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Bellmore-Merrick

(March 26, 2014) Amityville, NY. March 25, 2014 - Students, faculty and honored guests gathered recently at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Bellmore-Merrick for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of four new desktop computers and software.
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Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Welcomes Multi-talented Performer, Dominic Chianese!

AMITYVILLE, NY (March 12, 2014) - Singer, musician and actor Dominic Chianese, best known for his portrayal of Uncle Junior on HBO's smash TV series The Sopranos, recently thrilled patients and residents at the Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center when he stopped by to visit and put on a show.
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South Oaks Hospital Appoints Brian Pritchard, LCSW - Administrative Director of Evaluations & Admissions

July 22, 2013 - AMITYVILLE, NY -- Brian Pritchard, LCSW, has been named administrative director of evaluations and admissions, South Oaks Hospital announced today.
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American Heart Association Presents South Oaks Hospital & Broadlawn Manor with Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite Award

April 30, 2013 - Amityville, NY - South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center announced today they have been awarded the American Heart Association's Gold Fit-Friendly Award for the second year in a row.
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Amityville Boy Scout Raises Funds for Project CARE

Michael Budd Creates "Sneakers for Success" for His Eagle Scout Service Project
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South Oaks Hospital Reopens Jennings Hall - As New Home for Inpatient Detoxification and Rehabilitation Programs

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on February 25, 2013

(Amityville, NY - March 14, 2013) Guests, staff and friends of South Oaks Hospital recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of Jennings Hall as the hospital's new home for inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation programs.
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Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Receives Valuable Grant from The Faith Home Foundation Inc. - Securing a Grant for a Very Special Robot

Amityville, NY, February 26, 2013

Gerard M. Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services and Administrator of Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center stated, "I am very excited and truly grateful to the Board of Directors of the Faith Home Foundation who supported our vision of utilizing the Paro Therapeutic Robots for our patients and residents. Their generous grant of $10,000.00 enabled us to secure two robots to be shared within our facility."
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Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral Honors Gerard M. Kaiser

On Monday, January 21st at 8:00AM at the Melville Marriott, members of the congregation of the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral joined together for a celebration of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King.
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Dr. Kristie Golden, Vice President at South Oaks Hospital, Selected to Receive Hofstra University Distinguished Service Award

Kristie Golden, Ph.D., Vice President of Ambulatory & Community Services at South Oaks Hospital, has been selected as one of this year's recipients of the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award.
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The Long Island Home Honors Senator Owen Johnson

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at The Long Island Home's Annual Picnic, Robert E. Detor, President & CEO, presented a plaque to Senator Owen Johnson in recognition of his outstanding 40 years of distinguished service. More than 400 staff, families and friends of The Long Island Home were in attendance.
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Capital One Bank Awards South Oaks Hospital Financial Literacy Challenge Grant - $5,000 Awarded to South Oaks Hospital Career and Educational Counseling Center

Amityville, New York (August 22, 2012) - South Oaks Hospital is one of 24 local non-profits, libraries and schools selected following a competitive application process to receive this "valuable" award. South Oaks Hospital would like to congratulate the other organizations who will join in providing Long Island with beneficial money management skills.

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The Long Island Home Joins North Shore-LIJ Health System

GREAT NECK, NY -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced that The Long Island Home in Amityville, NY, operator of South Oaks Hospital, a 233-licensed bed behavioral health hospital, and Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 320-bed skilled nursing facility, has joined the health system. The agreement has cleared the federal regulatory review process, enabling North Shore-LIJ to establish its 16th hospital in the metropolitan area.
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Wyandanch Students and Broadlawn Manor Seniors Learning From Each Other!

Amityville, NY., June 25, 2012

Outstanding Intergenerational Experience
Made Possible by
The Laura B. Vogler Foundation



Broadlawn Manor hosted a barbecue celebration on Wednesday, May 30th marking the end of another year of sharing time, talent and exchanging ideas between generations. The guests of honor included the student volunteers led by Mr. Carl Baldini, School Psychologist, at Wyandanch Memorial High School, Mr. Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services, Elizabeth Frasca, Director of Therapeutic Recreation and residents of Broadlawn Manor along with their therapeutic recreation leader, Jean Salvato and volunteer, Beverly Dowd.
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Broadlawn Manor Major Player in Local Economy

January, 11, 2012 - AMITYVILLE - A new report shows that Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a powerful player in the local economy, contributing $83.5 million to the region annually. Broadlawn Manor is operated by The Long Island Home, a not-for-profit organization located on the Nassau/Suffolk border on Long Island, and provides adult day services, dementia care, nursing home care, subacute care and rehabilitation. The organization directly and indirectly supports 565 local jobs.
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South Oaks Hospital Thanks Community Organizations, Foundations and Retail Stores for their Generous Support

South Oaks Hospital would like to offer a very special thank you to The Massapequa Kiwanis Club, Aeropostale in Smith Haven Mall, The John Theisen Foundation, Women of Substance and Guardians of the Children for their generous gifts to the Children and Adolescents Units during the holiday season.
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South Oaks Hospital Participates In Poster Contest Aimed At Promoting Infection Prevention And Control

November 4, 2011 - The Long Island Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) was chosen by their national organization through a grant from the 3M Company to encourage school children to participate in a poster contest heightening awareness in the areas of hand hygiene, flu vaccination and respiratory etiquette.
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Broadlawn Manor Launches New Cardiac Rehabilitation Service -- "THE PURPLE HEART PROGRAM"

(September 16, 2011) Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services for Broadlawn Manor is pleased to offer a new and innovative Cardiac Program benefitting countless members of our community who may encounter heart conditions during their lifetime. Individuals experiencing diagnoses such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, arrhythmia, angina or recovering from a cardiac procedure or surgery that require hospitalization will be able to improve their ability to return to normal activities by enrolling in the "Purple Heart Program" following their discharge from the hospital. Broadlawn Manor is an affiliate of North Shore-LIJ Health System and is delighted to parallel their focus of providing world class cardiac surgery in Suffolk County by providing the best in cardiac rehabilitation.
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The Long Island Home Hosts 6th Annual Golf Classic - Honoring James C. Herrmann, President, James C. Herrmann & Associates, Ltd.

(July 15, 2011) On Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Hempstead Golf and Country Club, The Long Island Home hosted its 6th Annual Golf Classic. Mr. Robert E. Detor, President and CEO, welcomed the opportunity to honor Mr. James Herrmann an extraordinary businessman, friend and valuable supporter of The Long Island Home.
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South Oaks: The Growth of a Massapequa Institution - Reprint from The Massapequa Observer

June 24, 2011


A meeting was held on March 1, 1881 at a private home in the small village of Amityville. A group of concerned men met to discuss plans to form "The Long Island Home Hotel for Nervous Invalids."
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North Shore-LIJ and Long Island Home Sign Clinical Affiliation Agreement - Collaboration to focus on strengthening network of behavioral health services and enhancing quality initiatives

(May 13, 2011) GREAT NECK, NY - The North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Long Island Home, operator of South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitative Center in Amityville, today announced a clinical affiliation agreement aimed at improving access to mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents and adults in the New York metropolitan area. The health system and Broadlawn Manor signed a previous affiliation agreement in June 2008.
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Vital Community Assessment Conducted by Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Shares Results

(March 14, 2011) On February l6, 2011 at the Amityville Historical Society healthcare professionals, business and civic leaders as well as representatives from local government and agencies gathered to hear the results of a Vital Community Assessment conducted by Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in 2010. Dr. Kristie Golden, Vice President of Ambulatory Services for The Long Island Home, comprised of Broadlawn Manor South Oaks Hospital, and Dr. Patricia Morley, Project Manager for the community-wide survey presented the findings.
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South Oaks Hospital Raises Awareness About The Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on Children - Children of Alcoholics Week Week of February l3th-l9th

(January 26, 2011) The public is generally aware of the potential harm of excessive alcohol use and alcoholism. But many people do not realize those hurt most by alcohol abuse and alcoholism often don't drink---they are the children of alcoholic (COA) parents.
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The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa Makes a Real Difference for Children & Adolescents at South Oaks Hospital

(January 5, 2010) The holiday season is a wonderful time of year for many Long Islanders. It is always an extra special time for children and adolescents. The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa chose to make it a special holiday for the children and adolescents at South Oaks Hospital.
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