Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554     516-572-5809
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According to a recent press release on, 3 out of 4 NuHealth System Family Health Centers received the highest designation of Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes. Level 3 is the highest designation under guidelines by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the NYS Department of Helath.
NuHealth’s Family Health Centers in Roosevelt, Elmont and NewCassel received the designation, and the fourth location in Hempstead is expected to receive Level 3 in the near future. Currently, Hempstead is a Level 2 Patient Centered Medical Homes.
A Patient Centered Medical Home is defined as “a model of care where each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who leads a team that takes collective responsibility for patient care,” ( The AHRQ defines a medical home as “not simply a place but a model of primary care that delivers care that is: patient centered, comprehensive, coordinated, accessible and continuously improved through a systems based approach to quality and safety,” ( This is  a distinguished honor for NuHelath System to receive.
President/CEO of NuHealth System, Arthur Gianelli, announced, “this is extremely good news and it was obtained far earlier than anticipated. It is very impressive how far the family health centers have been transformed under the leadership of health centers medical director, Laurie Ward, MD… Congratulations to those involved, especially Dr. Ward, Lee Raifman and Art Cusack for the success of this important endeavor. This Level 3 designation is a solid acknowledgement of your strong and dedicated leadership and a testament to your commitment to high quality care for our health centers’ patients.”
NuHealth System is always improving their already extraordinary care practices. For more information on NuHealth System, or to schedule an appointment at one of the Family Health Centers, visit

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