Dr. Jorge L. Gardyn was appointed Medical Director, with his Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) team, for the 2014 Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. The games took place May 29th through May 31st at Mitchel Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College. Athletes competed in track, field, slalom, archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball and table tennis. Participants - ranging from ages 5 to 21 - face disabilities including blindness, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired, spinal cord injured, amputees and those who have cerebral palsy, dwarfism and other physical challenges.
Chamber of Commerce awards gala highlights Hispanics’ influence on business community
On March 14, 2014 the Nassau County Republican Committee named Dr. Jorge L. Gardyn as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Senator Norman J. Levy Humanitarian Award at its annual Inaugural Ball. Dr. Gardyn was honored with the award for his many public service accomplishments. The Norman J. Levy Humanitarian Award was named after the late New York State Senator, who was committed to protecting the rights of people with disabilities and their families.
Garden City, NY – The Nassau Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Jorge L. Gardyn, MD, FACP has been elected unanimously by the NCC Board of Trustees to be its Chair.
"I look forward with energy and enthusiasm to serving my first full term as Chair of the NCC Board. With the College as such a resource for our students' educational and career development and as such a resource for the community at large, I take on this responsibility with both humility and pride," said Dr. Gardyn. He added, "Community colleges are now viewed as at the forefront of economic revitalization and the retooling of our human capital. I will strive to join with the other members of the Board, as well as the College faculty, staff and administration, to work as one in making sure that NCC is at the 'point of the spear' in this most important effort."
Dr. Gardyn is a board certified internist who is currently the Division Chief of Occupational and Corporate Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. He has been in private practice since 1990, and in 1995 started Island Occupational Medical Resources, which specializes in occupational medical examinations. Dr. Gardyn has been at the forefront of providing quality medical services for the volunteer firefighters of Nassau and Suffolk counties. He is the Medical Director for the Nassau County EMS Academy, the Nassau County Fire Service Academy and the Vocational Educational Extension Board License Practical Nursing Program. Dr. Gardyn also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center.
Dr. Gardyn has also been active over the years in the teaching of medical students, residents, nurse practitioner students and physician assistant students, and has clinical academic appointments to Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Health Sciences.
Dr. Gardyn is a resident of Garden City. For over 20 years his medical practice was in in Massapequa, where he also was an emergency room physician at Massapequa General Hospital. Dr. Gardyn's current practice is located in Amityville.
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August 12, 2010
JORGE GARDYN, MD, FACP, NUHEALTH’S DIVISION CHIEF OF OCCUPATIONAL AND CORPORATE MEDICINE TO BE HONORED BY NASSAU COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
DR. GARDYN WILL RECEIVE A PARTNER IN HEALTH AWARD FOR HIS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF NASSAU COUNTY RESIDENTS BY HIS CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC HEALTH DURING 2009
East Meadow, NY… Jorge Gardyn, MD, FACP, division chief of occupational and corporate medicine at the NuHealth System, will be honored on September 21, 2010 by the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) for his contributions in the field of public health during 2009.
In a letter dated July 29, 2010, Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP, Commissioner of Health congratulated him: “On behalf of the Nassau County Department of Health, I would like to congratulate you. You have been selected by the Nassau County Department of Health to receive a Partner in Health Award. You have been chosen for this honor due to your efforts to improve the health of Nassau County residents by your contributions in the field of public health during 2009.”
“We congratulate Dr. Gardyn on receiving this prestigious award which is so well deserved. It is a tribute to Dr. Gardyn’s professionalism in which we take great pride,” said Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the Nuhealth System.
NuHealth’s executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director Steven J. Walerstein, MD, FACP, added: “Dr Gardyn brings a wealth of knowledge regarding all areas of community medicine and public health, affording him the unique opportunity to serve the residents of Nassau County by working to improve their health.”
Dr. Gardyn is a 1984 graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and has a long history with the Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Gardyn completed both his Rotating Internship (Fifth Pathway) and Internal Medicine Residency at this facility in 1988, then named the Nassau County Medical Center. After residency Dr. Gardyn worked as an Emergency Room physician at Massapequa General Hospital for several years before going into private practice. In 1990 he began an Internal Medicine practice in Massapequa, and several years later started a company called Island Occupational Medical Resources, PC (IOMR). This company was founded on the premise of bringing high quality on-site medical examinations on a cost effective basis to the Fire Service of Long Island. Today, Dr. Gardyn serves on the board of the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Council of Nassau County, is the Medical Director for the Nassau County EMS Academy, the Nassau County Fire Service Academy, and the Vocational Educational Extension Board License Practical Nursing Program.
Dr. Gardyn has also been active over the years in the teaching of medical students, residents, nurse practitioner students and physician assistant students, and has clinical academic appointments to Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Touro College of Health Sciences.
In 2007 Dr. Gardyn renewed his affiliation with the Nassau University Medical Center by beginning a joint affiliation between IOMR and the hospital in the creation of a Division of Occupational and Corporate Medicine. The goal of this Division was to reach out to the public and private sector of both Nassau and Suffolk County and offer a cost effective and quality based medical program to fit the needs of the corporate community.
“I am honored to receive this recognition and look forward to working collaboratively with the NCDOH in our partnership to improve the health of all the residents of Nassau County,” said Dr. Gardyn, a resident of Garden City..
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.
For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit www.nuhealth.net.