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Health Plus Management and South Island Orthopedics Celebrate Official Inauguration of New Facility in Partnership with St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

  • Jan 30 2024

NEW YORK, Jan 2024 — Health Plus Management (HPM) and South Island Orthopedics (SIO), in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Hospital proudly celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new facility in Far Rockaway, NY. This event celebrated the opening of the fourth SIO location, significantly expanding their high-quality orthopedic services into the Queens community.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by key community figures including members of the Episcopal Health Services senior leadership team, the Health Plus Management senior leadership team, representatives from the 101 police precinct, the NAACP, and local press, highlighting the strong community support for this healthcare initiative.

Gerard Walsh, CEO of Episcopal Health Services kicked off the proceedings expressing his enthusiasm for the partnership and the value it brings to the Rockaway community. Brendan Leavy, VP of Business Development for the Queens Chamber of Commerce echoed this sentiment lauding EHS for their longstanding commitment to the community and welcoming SIO as members. Eric Freeman MD, FAAOS, SIO Managing Partner rounded out the keynote speakers.

Dr. Freeman added, “The support from HPM has been instrumental in our growth. This expansion allows us to offer comprehensive orthopedic care, tailored to the needs of our community. Dr. Kubiak’s expertise and leadership are invaluable to us and the people we serve.”

Leading the new orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation program is Dr. Paul J. Kubiak, who also serves as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Kubiak, together with Dr. Jean Simon, Director of Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at St John’s Episcopal Hospital and their team, are committed to delivering exceptional care to patients.

Health Plus Management CEO, Stuart Blumberg, expressed his excitement about the partnership: “This collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is a milestone in our mission to enhance healthcare accessibility. Our combined efforts with SIO reflect our dedication to providing top-tier healthcare services. We are thrilled to see the positive impact already being made on the Far Rockaway community.”

Health Plus Management and South Island Orthopedics share a unified commitment to providing a best-in-class patient experience while expanding services and the practice’s reach within the region and beyond. With Health Plus Management’s support, South Island Orthopedics can focus on their core strengths, delivering exceptional clinical outcomes. By tapping into HPM’s expertise, this partnership ensures valuable outcomes for all stakeholders. Physicians can anticipate increased clinical autonomy and an improved quality of life, patients will continue to receive comprehensive and compassionate care, and payers will witness high-quality, cost-effective treatments in the musculoskeletal field.

The new SIO facility at 347 Beach 19th Street is conveniently located next to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, the only full-service acute care hospital on the Rockaway peninsula, facilitating seamless healthcare services for the community.


About Health Plus Management:

Founded in 1994, Health Plus Management (HPM) is a Long Island, New York-based enterprise dedicated to advancing both new and established musculoskeletal practices. HPM serves as an essential resource for independent private practices, providing the administrative infrastructure needed to operate at peak efficiency. Supported by Investcorp, a prominent global manager of alternative investments with diversified business lines, including private equity, real estate, absolute return investments, infrastructure, credit management, and strategic capital, HPM is committed to empowering physician-owners on their path to success. For more information on Health Plus Management, please visit

For inquiries and appointments, please contact: 347 Beach 19th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691, Phone: (718) 869-8888


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