Mount Sinai South Nassau

L.I.’s largest hospital fundraiser hits the links


Hundreds gathered at The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor on Monday, May 15, to show their support for Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital during its 39th annual golf tournament fundraiser.

This year’s event began at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start, followed by a reception honoring Andrew Triolo, vice president of facilities, planning and development with Mount Sinai South Nassau, and Long Beach Fire Chief Scott Kemins.

Triolo, an architect by trade, joined Mount Sinai South Nassau in 1999 when he was named the assistant vice president of development, design and construction. Since then he has been a catalyst of the hospital’s continued expansion and transformation into an integrated provider of advanced acute care and multi-specialty medical services with a network of more than 30 community-based medical specialty and physician practices.

He is in charge of overseeing construction of the $130 million Feil Family Pavilion in Oceanside, which is expected to be completed next year and will double the size of the Fennessy Family Emergency Center, increase the critical and intensive care inpatient capacity to 40 beds, and add nine new operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art surgical technology.

During his time with the hospital he has helped oversee expansion of the four-story North Addition or “D-Wing” in 2006, construction of Long Island’s only free-standing 911-receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach in 2015, the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center in Valley Stream in 2004, and a 100,000 square-foot ambulatory patient care facility in Wantagh set to open in 2024, all while maintaining facilities on the main campus and 40-plus off-site locations.

Under his planning and expertise, Mount Sinai South Nassau plans to take another big leap forward this summer with the opening of the hospital’s new $40 million, 15,400-square-foot multispecialty facility in Long Beach.

Kemins, who has served the City of Long Beach for more than 42 years, was presented with the hospital’s community service award during the tournament.

He has been a member of the fire department since 1980, and was the youngest chief elected at the age of 26. He later joined the Long Beach building department in 1995 and would become commissioner in 2002.

He spent 40 years as a lifeguard in the community and before moving to Long Beach full time, served as an NYPD police officer for 11 years.

Among his many accolades, he earned the Nassau County Bronze Medal of Valor after rescuing someone from a burning apartment building at an assisted living facility in 1990.

Dr. Adhi Sharma, the hospital’s president, said in a statement that Kemins’s leadership has helped emergency services on the barrier island improve significantly.

“He always works to better coordinate services in the field with area hospitals,” Sharma said. “He is an asset to our community, and it is our pleasure to recognize his essential contributions to our community.”

This year’s tournament was spread out between three venues — The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor, the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, and the Rockville Links in Rockville Centre.

All of the proceeds raised from the outing will go to help expand and improve hospital services across the South Shore.