Stony Brook University President Samuel Stanley, left, and Holiday Inn Express owner John Tsunis, right, with Fred Sganga, executive director of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University. Sganga was honored Feb. 21. Photo by Jonathan Spier/LISVH
February 27, 2013 | 05:09 PMFor his dedication in running the operations of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University as its executive director, Fred Sganga was recently honored with a Brookhaven Community Leadership Award, presented to him by Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook.
Sganga was honored at a Feb. 21 event held at the hotel.
Sganga was interim CEO of Stony Brook University Hospital for a period of time and recently returned to his position at LISVH. Since 2001, Sganga has held his position at the 350-bed veterans home, which provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative care for veterans and runs an adult day-care program for an additional 50 veterans or their spouses.
Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn presents Sganga with a proclamation for his work on behalf of veterans. Photo from Hahnís office
In addition to the award, on Feb. 21 Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) presented Sganga with a proclamation from the Suffolk County Legislature, acknowledging his hard work on behalf of the veteran community and the residents at the veterans home.