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Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside names honorees for golf outing

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Parking Systems President Mark Baron and Dr. Stelios Koutsoumbelis, the chief of Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital’s Orthopedic Surgery Department, have been named the co-honorees of the 37th annual MSSN Golf Outing on May 17.

The socially-distanced outing will adhere to all Covid-19-related safety precautions and three Long Island golf courses will host it. They are the Seawane Club, in Hewlett Harbor; the Rockaway Hunting Club, in Lawrence; and the Rockville Links Club, in Rockville Centre. All net proceeds will benefit MSSN.

“Mount Sinai South Nassau is grateful for the generosity of community leaders and supporters like Mark Baron, whose loyalty and commitment to the hospital have contributed so much to our growth and expansion,” MSSN’s President and CEO Richard Murphy said, according to a news release.  “Dr. Koutsoumbelis has devoted his energy to providing patients with world-class, standard-setting health care service. We are pleased to honor his dedication to the hospital and to his patients and to the communities we serve.”

Golf outing Co-chairs Anthony Cancellieri, who also serves as the vice chair of MSSN’s board of directors, and Jeffrey Greenfield, a member of the hospital’s Advisory Board and managing member of NGL Group, LLC, have been instrumental in helping to bring new golfers and sponsors to the annual outing. They lead a 42-member golf committee and help garner the support of dozens of local businesses through golf outing sponsorships. Last year’s outing brought in more than $401,100 with net total funds raised of $283,000. 

“Mark and Dr. Koutsoumbelis are two tremendous honorees for this year’s Golf Outing,” Cancellieri said, according to a news release. “Their steadfast support and good works empower the hospital to fulfill its promise to provide every single patient with the quality, advanced, compassionate health care that they deserve from the moment they enter the hospital to the moment they are discharged home.”

Baron founded Parking Systems in 1971 and with the help of his experienced team of more than 1,000 parking professionals, he has developed it into one of the largest parking management companies in the tri-state region. Parking Systems is a full-service parking management company, providing valet service, parking management, transportation service, facility maintenance, revenue control and consulting. Parking Systems’ 300-plus clients include health care facilities, retail centers, arenas/event venues, municipalities, parking garages, parking lots and residential communities.

Baron is known across Long Island for his philanthropic efforts. He has been devoted to the mission and vision of MSSN as the hospital continues to expand. He is also an establishing member of the Athletic Facilities Committee, which was formed in Hewlett.

Koutsoumbelis specializes in the management of all spinal and scoliosis disorders. He has also received advanced spinal oncology training to treat spinal tumors. Under his leadership the hospital’s orthopedic surgery program has achieved Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, and 5-star ratings for total knee replacement, total hip replacement, and hip fracture treatment.

Koutsoumbelis is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society and the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery. Koutsoumbelis is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at multiple national spine meetings.

The event is believed to be the largest hospital golf outing of its kind on Long Island. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the traditional barbeque that is usually held after the round of golf at Seawane instead will be held at each individual course in order to keep each gathering below the maximum 150-person limit. All golf carts will be wiped down before play and masks are required when not golfing or eating.

Sponsorships, journal ads and foursomes are still available, although the courses are filling up fast since registration began several weeks ago. For more information about sponsorship packages or to register, call (516) 377-5360 or email lynne.nordone@snch.org.

 

Courtesy MSSN; compiled by Mike Smollins