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Plainview Hospital First In The United States To Be Named Center Of Excellence For Endocrine Surgery

Plainview Hospital has been accredited as a Center of Excellence for endocrine surgery, the only site in the country to receive this designation from the Surgical Review Corporation.

The Surgical Review Corporation is a nonprofit, patient safety organization that develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for medical professionals, surgeons, hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout the world. One of the goals of these programs is to improve the safety and quality of patient care.

“Becoming a Center of Excellence for endocrine surgery is a momentous achievement for Plainview Hospital and our health system,” said Justin Yozawitz, MD, chief of endocrine surgery at Plainview Hospital. “We are proud to provide these specialized surgeries at a high level of care to the Long Island community.”  Dr. Yozawitz is a fellowship trained endocrine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

One of the primary requirements to earn accreditation as a center of excellence includes performing a high volume of surgeries while minimizing complications.  Dr. Yozawitz performs well over 100 endocrine surgeries each year at Plainview Hospital alone.  After submitting all the required supporting documentation, the Surgical Review Corporation performed a comprehensive on-site inspection at Plainview Hospital.

“It’s important for our community to know that Plainview Hospital has become the first hospital in the country to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for endocrine surgery,” said Michael Fener, executive director, Plainview and Syosset hospitals. “This accreditation is another example of the type of the care we provide for our patients. This year Plainview will also open our new cardiac catheterization lab on site and we will be moving our bariatric surgery program from Syosset to Plainview Hospital.”

For more information on endocrine surgery at Plainview Hospital or to become a patient of Dr. Yozawitz, call 516-437-1111 or visit the hospital website at

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