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LONG ISLAND FIREFIGHTER WITH LIFE-THREATENING, FLESH-EATING BACTERIA TO BE RELEASED FROM NUMC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2012
LONG ISLAND FIREFIGHTER WITH LIFE-THREATENING,
FLESH-EATING BACTERIA TO BE RELEASED FROM NUMC
MEDICAL TEAM TO REPORT PATIENT’S CONDITION
TODAY AT PRESS CONFERENCE AT NUMC
EAST MEADOW, NY – Louis Riina, MD, associate director of the burn center at the Nassau University Medical Center will join with clinical staff from NUMC, after saving the life of a local volunteer firefighter suffering from ''Necrotizing Fasciitis,'' a rare, life-threatening, flesh-eating bacteria, in a press conference on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 12 pm at Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, NY. Dr. Riina and the medical team will issue a full report on Ralph Lettieri’s condition before his discharge today, after a two month stay at NUMC. The patient will be speaking out after the rare and dangerous bacteria began eating away at him in mid-July.
*** Interviews available with Long Island volunteer firefighter who survived flesh-eating bacterial infection ***
WHERE: Nassau University Medical Center/Burn Center – 6TH Floor
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.
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