Happening This Week: School Budgets, Hospital Update

Monday: The Huntington school board convenes at 7:30 p.m. at the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School, 50 Tower St., Huntington Station, to adopt the next school budget. The meeting can viewed on Youtube. Tuesday: The Huntington Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Read More …

Huntington Hospital Names New Orthopedic Chair

Huntington Hospital has appointed Adam Bitterman, DO, chair of orthopedic surgery. Bitterman is an orthopedic surgeon and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is a foot and ankle specialist and has a focus Read More …

Huntington Hospital Thanks Engeman Theater for Support

The EngemanTheater donated 244 tickets to “Rock of Ages” recently to workers at Huntington Hospital. Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of Huntington Hospital, presented a plaque to staff of the Northport theater to thank them for the tickets. The theater donated the tickets as a ‘thank Read More …

Huntington Hospital Opens Center for Caregivers

Huntington Hospital has created a new center to help support caregivers.  Huntington Hospital said Tuesday that  the Reichert Family Caregiver Center, a 550-square foot space, will operate in the hospital lobby. The center was funded by a half-million donation from the Charles and Helen Reichert Read More …

Huntington Hospital Adds ‘Pathway’ for Cancer Patients

Huntington Hospital has created a program to move cancer patients who arrive at the Emergency Department more quickly to  other units of the hospital where they can get specialized care. Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of the hospital, said that cancer patients often have setbacks, Read More …

Huntington Hospital Looks to Expand With New Medical Building

Huntington Hospital is seeking to rezone several houses nearby that it uses for non-clinical purposes as it examines ways to reallocate space and move more of its services out of the hospital. Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director, said the hospital already owns six houses along Read More …

Huntington Hospital Achieves Highest Ranking

Huntington Hospital  has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the only hospital in Suffolk County to achieve that grade. The five-star rating, the highest possible, was announced in the CMS’  annual 2021 hospital rankings. The CMS program provides Read More …

Huntington Hospital to Suspend Visitation Because of Covid-19 Surge

Huntington Hospital said Tuesday that it would suspend hospital visitation as of Nov. 30, except under extraordinary circumstances. In addition, outpatient radiology services are canceled effective Nov. 30. Dr. Nick Fitterman, hospital executive director, said in a letter to patients and their families that the Read More …

Fitterman: Doctors Won’t Be Pressured on Covid-19 Vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, Huntington Hospital president Dr. Nick Fitterman stressed that Northwell Health physicians will vaccinate patients only after it has proven to be safe through extensive testing. “We will not promote or distribute any vaccinations that have not Read More …

Huntington Hospital Expands Units to Cope With Epidemic

Huntington Hospital has expanded its units dedicated to treating Covid-19 patients, Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of the hospital, said Monday, and plans to add significant new capacity as the epidemic continues. The hospital, part of the Northwell Health system, has 348 beds, with staffing Read More …