North Shore U Hospital Receives $1 Million Donation for New Trauma Room

Northwell Health received a $1 million donation from a Port Washington-based foundation to help fund a new trauma suite at North Shore University Hospital.

The 1,400-square-foot Peter & Jeri Dejana Foundation trauma suite will include five private rooms in the Petrocelli Advanced Surgery Pavilion, which is under construction at Manhasset Hospital, Northwell said Tuesday. The seven-story, 280,000 square foot pavilion is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

In addition to its Level 1 trauma center, rooftop helipad, and air ambulance service, North Shore also includes Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, Katz Women’s Hospital, and Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. . The hospital’s emergency room treats 85,000 patients each year, according to New Hyde Park-based Northwell.

The donation, part of Northwell’s billion-dollar capital campaign, “will help create a state-of-the-art suite of single-bed patient rooms where trauma care clinicians can closely monitor and manage our most seriously ill patients,” Dr. Matthew Bank, chief of acute care surgery and medical director of trauma at North Shore, said in a statement.

The foundation was founded in 2011 by Peter Dejana, a Port Washington developer, and his wife, Jeri. The group focuses on Long Island organizations that focus on health care, education, and other programs. He also helped fund the North Shore Heliport and a COVID-19 PCR testing site in the town of North Hempstead.

Peter Dejana said in a statement: “Jeri and I want to support patients during their most desperate times of need and enable the highest quality of care and medical attention they may need.”

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