Full Service Hospital - Advanced Medical Procedures
From preventive family health care ... to emergency services and extensive rehabilitation facilities ... to today's advanced medical procedures, Long Beach Medical Center (LBMC) is a critical resource for the Long Island communities of Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and Island Park for nine decades.
The hospital's roots lay in the founding of a beachside first aid station in 1922. Community leaders soon recognized the need for expert medical care beyond emergency services, and began fundraising to build a full-service hospital.
Today, LBMC includes a 162-bed community teaching hospital, a 200-bed sub-acute and skilled nursing facility specializing in rehabilitative medicine (The Komanoff Center for Geriatric and Rehabilitative Medicine), a Medicare-certified home health agency, several Centers of Excellence and numerous outpatient services.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, it offers state-of-the-art Emergency Department care and a full range of medical and surgical services. It is a designated Stroke Center, which is supported by acute, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation services. It offers preventive health programs such as fitness, screenings and community education programs and hosts a family care clinic for individuals with limited financial resources.
The Medical Center is a teaching affiliate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with residency training programs in Family Practice and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as a Fellowship program in Geriatric Medicine.
Our services and programs include:
Breast Health Alliance (516) 897-1344
Community members and hospital staff who have joined together to raise awareness about breast health services available in Long Beach and to raise funds to acquire digital mammography equipment at Long Beach Medical Center.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center (516) 897-2295 A comprehensive center that offers diagnostic, treatment and pain management options for those suffering with arthritis, including gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and lupus.
Behavioral Health Services: The Medical Center offers a variety of services for persons with mental health, alcohol or substance abuse problems. These include a 24-bed psychiatric unit, 16-bed detox service, and three outpatient treatment programs:
• The Counseling Center (mental health) (516-897-1270),
• Family Alcoholism and Chemical Abuse Counseling and Treatment Services (FACTS) (516-897-1250), and the
• Methadone Maintenance Clinic (516-897-1330).
Long Beach Medical Center is the lead organization in the Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking, which was formed in 2000 to address the prevalence of underage drinking among youth on Long Beach Island. Utilizing a scientifically-based environmental protection model, it advocates increased enforcement efforts; limiting access to alcohol and other drugs and; community education to bring about changes in attitudes regarding underage drinking. The Coalition is composed of a broad-based group of community organizations and meets monthly to discuss different means to address the problem from multiple fronts, with the recognition that underage drinking is fundamentally an adult problem. Contact Patricia Hincken, LCSW, CASAC, CPP or Judi Vining, CASAC, at FACTS 897-1250.
Centers of Excellence:
Dialysis Unit: Our new 8-bed outpatient dialysis unit, The Annette Goldberg and Shepard Rosenthal Dialysis Center, offers the most state-of-the-art technologies in renal dialysis. Designed for patient comfort, its patient-centered amenities include individual phone, internet and TV access, movies, and library services. Contact: 897-1644.
Community Health Education (516) 897-1097: The Medical Center offers numerous health screenings, support groups and programs throughout the year to educate the community about important health conditions. Offerings include screenings for blood pressure, skin cancer, stroke, anxiety & depression, as well as baby-sitter training, influenza and pneumonia prevention programs, and smoking cessation. Support groups include breast cancer and breast health, bereavement, diabetes, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Gambling Anonymous, and Gam-Anon.
Diabetes Education Center (516) 897-4354: Recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a Center of Excellence, the Center offers a high quality, comprehensive diabetes self-management program where individuals living with diabetes are offered education, support and resources to help them achieve optimum health. Most insurances accepted. For individuals without insurance or whose insurance does not cover diabetes education, the Medical Center offers classes at no cost through a sponsorship program generously provided by the Lions Diabetes Club of Nassau County and The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation.
Emergency Care (516) 897-1100: The hospital's modern Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to meet the needs of area residents. It is a designated Stroke Center, meeting all the NYS Department of Health requirements to provide the latest stroke interventions. All Emergency Department physicians are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine to provide the highest level of emergency care possible.
Family Care Center (516) 897-1350: The Family Care Center clinic provides primary and specialty medical care to individuals with limited financial resources. Specific clinics include: pediatric, adolescent, immunization, prenatal, gynecology, adult medical, cardiology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, general surgery, dermatology, vascular, gastrointestinal, podiatry, nutritional counseling and social work services. Fees are based on a sliding scale and assistance is available for enrollment in many low-cost insurance programs. Bilingual staff is available.
Home Health Care Agency (516) 897-1300: Since 1982, the Medical Center's Home Health Care Agency has been providing nursing and other supportive services to individuals who require home-based care. Home Care staff work with each patient's physician to ensure that services are provided in a coordinated fashion. The agency is licensed to provide both short-term and long-term home health services.
Medical Imaging (516) 897-1360: Offers a comprehensive array of modern, diagnostic imaging technology including Toshiba’s Vantage MRI, the most patient-friendly machine available and the Toshiba CT scanner, which takes only seconds for diagnostic scans. Our newly redecorated mammography suite offers privacy and comfort, along with new technology upgrades for more precise diagnostics. We proudly hold ACR accreditation in all diagnostic technologies.
Pain Management Program: (516) 897-4365: Offers interventional pain management therapies for unrelieved pain in all areas of the body including, but not limited to, back and neck pain, extremity pain, arthritic pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, headaches, postherpetic neuralgia and facial pain.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (516) 897-1600-inpatient; (516) 897-4300-outpatient: The Medical Center's comprehensive rehabilitation services include the 15-bed John B. Cullen Rehabilitation Unit, sub-acute (short-term) rehabilitation at The Komanoff Center for Geriatric & Rehabilitative Medicine, and outpatient physical, occupational and speech/language programs. The rehabilitation team includes physiatrists, neurologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, nutritionists, and movement and activities therapists.
The Fitwell Club is a health club offering realistic exercise programs for individuals of all ages, complete with certified personal trainers, Cybex/Eagle equipment and aerobic classes.
Short-term and Skilled Nursing Facility (516) 897-1110): The 200-bed Komanoff Center for Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine provides short-term rehabilitation, subacute care, chronic disease management, IV therapies, long-term, skilled care and hospice care. The facility is proud of its TJC accreditation and certification from the New York State Department of Health.
Surgical Care: The Medical Center's modern operating suites are equipped to support video-assisted laparoscopic, endoscopic and laser technology. Surgical specialties represented on the medical staff include general surgery, orthopedics, vascular, thoracic, plastic, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, maxillofacial, urology, podiatry, dentistry and neurosurgery. The surgical caseload ranges from ambulatory surgery to major, in-patient surgical procedures. A Pain Management Program that addresses acute, post-surgical pain and chronic pain conditions supports surgical services.
Volunteer Program (516) 897-1180 Our Volunteer program is open to teens and adults and offers a variety of opportunities that range from cheerful visits to assisting with clerical work. We value our volunteers for their contributions to our success in providing high quality care to our patients and their families.
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center (516) 897-4344: The Medical Center offers comprehensive outpatient care for non-healing wounds, bone infections and chronic circulatory problems. A team of physicians, nurses and technicians who specialize in wound care and hyperbaric medicine coordinates each patient's treatment program.
From its humble beginnings, Long Beach Medical Center has evolved into a sophisticated community teaching hospital with teaching affiliations with the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Yet, it has never strayed from its mission of healing and its commitment to cater to the individual needs of its patients and its community.