Bishop William Murphy blessed the new chapel at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage on April 23. The event was televised live in patient rooms and in the staff room for the benefit of patients and their families, visitors and hospital staff. Bishop Murphy also spent time with patients while touring the hospital. In 2010, St. Joseph — formerly known as New Island — joined Catholic Health Services.

Pictured, from left, are Drew Pallas, St. Joseph’s executive Vice president and chief administrative officer; Father Emmanuel Otiaba, chaplain; Alan Guerci, MD, president and CEO; Bishop Murphy; Edward Mangano, Nassau County executive; Richard J.J. Sullivan, Jr., CHS President and CEO;and Bimal Brahmbhatt, MD., St. Joseph medical staff president.

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