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A new look at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

Doctor and nurse in hospital room with patient in bed.The Orthopedic Hospital at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream includes 18 private patient rooms with hotel-like features.
The Orthopedic Hospital at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream includes 18 private patient rooms with hotel-like features.

With a new exterior, services and hospital units, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream is transforming community care

The new Orthopedic Hospital at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, located on the second floor, opened earlier this year and elevates the hospital’s growing reputation as a destination of choice for advanced orthopedic care.

“Opening the Orthopedic Hospital is a key milestone at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream that will enhance our standing across Long Island and Queens,” said Steve Bello, PA, former executive director at LIJ Valley Stream who is now deputy regional executive director of Northwell Health's Eastern Region. “While we have been providing exceptional orthopedic care to our patients for years, we’re taking it to another level by creating boutique, patient-centric accommodations within a facility that is still part of a full-service hospital. The Orthopedic Hospital at LIJ Valley Stream is a center of orthopedic excellence that will attract patients from throughout the region.”

The $13.5 million unit includes 18 private patient rooms with hotel-like features, technologically advanced operating rooms, a physical therapy unit and dedicated clinical staff specializing in general orthopedics, surgery, fractures, sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand, total joint replacement and spine surgery. The Orthopedic Hospital has received the highest rating from The Joint Commission’s Healthcare Quality Certification in knee and hip replacement surgery.

Surgeons from Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group and the health system’s orthopedic service line have selected the Orthopedic Hospital as a destination of choice for their patients. They are performing a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments, including arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures. Surgeons also have expertise in repairing and replacing previous joint replacements, and performing complicated reoperations for sports-related injuries, from diagnosis to rehabilitation.

At your service

Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Patricia Sobol, executive chef at LIJ Valley Stream, knows this ancient physician knew what he was talking about.

“Food is medicine — and it aids the healing process,” she said. “When our patients have the option to design their own menu, the likelihood that they’ll have the energy and strength they need to heal faster increases.”

That’s why, within the year, room service will be made available to patients at the new orthopedic hospital at LIJ Valley Stream — and then quickly rolled out to other units within the facility. It’s part of Northwell Health’s mission to provide truly patient-centric care, treating each patient as a whole person. The menu includes fresh ingredients and restaurant-quality, nutritious meals to promote overall health and wellbeing.

“Most medicines cannot heal a patient alone,” said Sobol. “It takes the support of our dieticians and well-balanced nutrition through programs like these to get our patients back on the path to wellness. After all, we are what we eat.”

“LIJ Valley Stream has made great strides in providing compassionate patient- and family-centered care over the past two years,” said Michelle Rossetti, MSN, director and culture leader of patient and family experience at LIJ Valley Stream. “According to official patient experience data generated through the Press Ganey database, the likelihood of patients recommending LIJ Valley Stream Hospital has quadrupled from 2016 to 2018, and the communication domain scores have increased dramatically. The hospital intends to continue improving and striving to become the community’s hospital of choice.”

Chef prepares food on stove in hospital kitchen.