American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma Center

Our team is at the ready 24 hours a day to care for patients who have sustained a traumatic injury.

Long Island Community Hospital demonstrates our commitment to trauma care by maintaining the highest standards required by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

As a Level III Trauma Center, we provide 24-hour immediate care by Emergency Medicine Physicians and a dedicated team of board certified critical care trauma surgeons.  This highly skilled team also includes anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and neurologists, as well as nurses, rehabilitation specialists, and others, who are critical members of the trauma team, and supported by a strong affiliation with a Level I trauma center within our own system.

The continuum of care for care for these severe, potentially life-threatening or limb-threatening injuries begins with our in-house providers and specialists and culminates with a thorough assessment of patient needs and discharge planning.  At each level, we provide the highest level of quality care through evidenced-based best practices, ensuring that patients and their families are active participants.

Our commitment to enhancing trauma care in our community is demonstrated by an extensive quality assessment and continuing education programs.  These educational programs extend beyond our staff, to our pre-hospital EMS providers, who may initiate care before you arrive at our hospital, as well as clinicians at other hospitals.

Motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, injuries due to violence, and other traumatic events require rapid, coordinated care.  Our ACS verified trauma center is here to provide that care for you and your family.

Trauma Surgeons:
Jerry A. Rubano, MD FACS
Chief of Trauma, Surgical and Trauma ICU
Trauma Medical Director
Gloria B. Chu, MD FACS
Acute Care Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery
Solomon David, MD MBA FACS FASCRS
Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery
Michael F. Paccione, MD DDS FACS
Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care and General Surgery
Jonathon Rubin, MD FACS
Vascular Surgery
Laura M. Velcu, MD FACS
Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, and General Surgery

Trauma Physician Assistants
Anthony Minelli, PA-C
Chief Trauma Physician Assistant
Adrian Krueger, PA-C
DeAnna Cassino, PA-C
Kelsey Dargis, PA-C
Samantha Lines, PA-C
Pooja Navlani, PA-C
Rachael Goldstein, PA-C
Ashley Mangi, PA-C
Christie Jean-Charles, PA-C
Brittany Weissman, PA-C
Brooke Vasilescu, PA-C

Trauma Program Manager:
Jane McCormack, RN BSN CSTR TCRN

Trauma Registrar:
Pamela Moscato, LPN

Senior Trauma Registrar and Performance Improvement:
Deborah Iorio, RN CSTR CAISS

Trauma Nurse Navigator:
Jaclyn Lotito, RN BSN

Office Manager for Department of Surgery:
Luana R. Costa

Director of Emergency Preparedness & EMS Outreach
Michele Miller-McEvoy, MPA, CHEP, EMT-CC