North Shore University Hospital

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North Shore University Hospital: The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus
Northwell Health
North Shore University Hospital
Location 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°46′39.57″N 73°42′05.36″W / 40.7776583°N 73.7014889°W / 40.7776583; -73.7014889Coordinates: 40°46′39.57″N 73°42′05.36″W / 40.7776583°N 73.7014889°W / 40.7776583; -73.7014889
Care system Medicare
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 806
Founded July 27, 1953
Lists Hospitals in New York

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) is one of the cornerstones of Northwell Health, as well as an academic campus for Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, the New York University School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is located in Manhasset, New York.

A Level I Trauma Center, the hospital has 806 beds, and a staff of more than 3,000 specialty and subspecialty physicians.[1] It offers advanced care in all medical and surgical specialties, including cardiovascular services, cancer care, orthopedics, maternal-fetal medicine and a full array of women's health services. In addition, the hospital offers advanced neuroscience capabilities, including the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience. These include the Chiari Institute, Movement Disorders Institute, Brain Tumor Institute, Brain Aneurysm Center, Headache Center and Spine Center as well as a state-designated stroke center. NSUH also excels in intensive care for newborn and pediatric patients.

The NSUH campus is home to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.


The hospital[edit]

North Shore Hospital was built on 12 acres (4.9 ha) of land donated by John Hay Whitney. The groundbreaking ceremony was on May 6, 1951 and was televised by NBC. The hospital opened on July 27, 1953 with an inpatient capacity of 169 beds. The addition of the Payson-Whitney Pavilion in 1963 increased the inpatient capacity to 286 beds. Changes from 1969 to 1976 included creation of the Cohen Pavilion and the Levitt Ambulatory Care Clinic. The Payson-Whitney Pavilion also was expanded to ten stories and named the Payson-Whitney Tower (now just Tower Pavilion). This increased inpatient capacity of the hospital to 512 beds. In 1992 the Don Monti Pavilion increased inpatient capacity to the current 731 beds. In 2006, North Shore University Hospital named its campus in honor for contributor and trustee, Sandra Atlas Bass.

The health system[edit]

In 1990 The Community Hospital at Glen Cove (now Glen Cove Hospital - The Mildred and Frank Feinberg Campus) merged with North Shore University Hospital forming the North Shore Health System. The North Shore Health System continued to expand to other communities on Long Island over the next several years as Syosset community Hospital (Syosset Hospital), Franklin Hospital Medical Center (now Franklin Hospital), Central General Hospital (now Plainview Hospital) and LaGuardia Hospital (now Forest Hills Hospital) merged with the North Shore Health System.. In 1997 the two largest medical centers on Long Island, North Shore Health System and Long Island Jewish(LIJ) Medical Center merged. This created the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the third largest non-profit secular healthcare system in the United States, based on number of beds.[2]


North Shore Hospital developed from a community hospital to an academic center in 1969, becoming affiliated with Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Medical College of Cornell University) and changing its name to North Shore University Hospital. In 1994, the hospital established an affiliation with NYU School of Medicine. Its current affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine began after its merger with Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ). LIJ Medical Center is the Long Island campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. North Shore University Hospital also has formal agreements for student clinical rotations with New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn, and SUNY Health Science Center at Stony Brook.

In addition to undergraduate medical education, the North Shore-LIJ Health System provides graduate medical education to over 1200 residents and fellows through its 90 residency and fellowship training programs.[3]

In October 2007, Hofstra University announced that it would open New York State's first new medical school since 1963, in partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University opened in 2011. It is the only medical school in Nassau County, Long Island, to grant the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

Patient care[edit]

The hospital admits over 61,000 patients each year. The surgical staff performs over 27,000 operations yearly. The obstetrics service handles over 5,700 births each year. Approximately 4,700 gynecologic procedures are performed annually at the hospital.

Money magazine has ranked NSUH's cardiac services among the best in the nation.[citation needed] Also, according to New York State’s latest report,[citation needed] the hospital has one of the lowest Risk Adjusted Mortality Rates for angioplasty in New York State.


The hospital has been recognized by several external organizations and agencies for excellence and patient care:


  1. ^ "North Shore University Hospital". Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "10 largest secular not-for-profit healthcare systems". Modern Healthcare. June 16, 2008. p. 45. 
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  4. ^ "50 top hospitals in America" (PDF). AARP The Magazine. May–June 2002. p. 53. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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