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About our hospital

Long Island Jewish Medical Center offers world-class minimally invasive robotic surgery, thoracic, orthopedics, head and neck oncology, urology, gynecology and vascular programs. Our 48-acre campus features three major facilities:

  • Long Island Jewish Hospital
  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Zucker Hillside Hospital

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is a 583-bed, nonprofit teaching hospital serving the greater metropolitan New York area. Patients come first in everything we do. Our primary focus is on the complete care of the patient, with a healing environment, compassionate hospitality and a collaborative team approach to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. In our advanced facilities for medical, surgical, dental and obstetrical care, our expert staff uses some of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies available today. Among the Center’s major facilities are the:

  • Zuckerberg Pavilion
  • Katz Women’s Hospital

Who we are

Long Island Jewish Medical Center full-time staff includes more than 1,200 physicians who supervise care in all major specialties. You can be assured that every member of our professional staff is fully licensed or accredited, highly qualified and has the utmost concern for your well-being.  You can identify every one of our employees, physicians and volunteers by his or her photo identification tags.

As a cornerstone of Northwell Health, we are also a major university teaching hospital for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell—we have the space and the resources necessary to provide a wide range of specialty and subspecialty residency programs, postgraduate training programs and clinical fellowships to educate the clinicians of the future. 

Some highlights of our hospital include:

  • We are home to world-class minimally invasive robotic surgery, orthopedics and thoracic surgery and oncology programs, as well as outpatient services at the Center for Advanced Medicine.
  • Our Katz Women’s Hospital cares for more than 9,000 mothers and newborns each year, offering women the highest level of medical expertise and features single-bed rooms, designed for privacy and comfort, so mothers can receive family-centered maternity care.
  • Our new 10,253-square-foot, state-of-the-art endoscopy suite features a premier, advanced endoscopy program.
  • The physicians and nurses of the ED care for more than 100,000 patients per year and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.           
  • We have been recognized as a Cancer Center, Teaching Hospital by the ACS Commission, and are associated with the Center for Advanced Medicine, which provides outpatient services for cancer.
  • We have been designated a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation and are home to three da Vinci® XI™ surgical robots, the most advanced minimally invasive option for complex surgeries.

Mission & vision

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is a leader in providing patient-centered care while maintaining a focus on the highest quality of clinical outcomes. Our core values of caring, excellence, innovation and integrity serve as the foundation for the mission and ultimate vision of Northwell Health: “Be better tomorrow than we are today.”

As a part of Northwell Health, we strive to improve the health of the communities we serve and are committed to providing the highest quality clinical care, educating the current and future generations of healthcare professionals, searching for new advances in medicine through the conduct of biomedical research, promoting health education, and caring for the entire community regardless of the ability to pay.

By embodying these guiding principles, we have fostered innovative and progressive approaches to providing a world-class patient experience while continually striving to improve the health of the communities we serve. This enduring commitment to a wellness-driven model of care has helped us become recognized as a premier regional destination for specialized healthcare services.

Our history

Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s roots date back to 1954. The mission of the original Long Jewish Hospital was to provide healthcare access to uninsured and poor patients, and would not discriminate based on race, religion or creed. Rapid demographic changes also contributed to the desire for a Jewish hospital to counter decades-long discrimination against Jewish medical students and physicians during the first half of the 20th century.

Upon construction, LIJ was a technologically sophisticated tertiary hospital, with research facilities, educational programs and specialized services. The six-story building was erected on the Nassau-Queens border at a cost of $7.5 million. It was among the most modern facilities in the nation and included 250 beds (60 for non-paying patients) as well as outpatient clinics for the poor.

Over the years, LIJ prospered, and as the surrounding communities become more diverse, LIJ became less of a Jewish hospital. In 2012, the hospital completed a $300 million construction project, and opened the Katz Women’s Hospital and Zuckerberg Pavilion, transforming the appearance of the now 853-bed hospital, which houses one of the state’s busiest maternity programs. 

Our hospital continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of our population, yet our mission remains true to its beginnings—providing quality care for all patients regardless of income, race, religion, sexuality or creed. In fact, today LIJ proudly serves one of the most diverse populations in the nation.

Here for our community

Long Island Jewish Medical Center provides a full range of medical and mental healthcare services that are tailored to the needs of families and individuals. We are committed to addressing the dynamic needs of our communities to improve health equity. We seek to engage the large, diverse population we serve with innovative and effective programs that promote health in fundamental ways.

Throughout the greater metropolitan New York area, Long Island Jewish Medical Center reaches out with programs that support our community at all stages of life. From programs to fight childhood obesity and substance abuse to community health fairs, screenings, and injury prevention for seniors, we provide a road map to a healthier future.

Our outreach efforts range from programs that help patients who cannot afford to pay to services that support the men and women of our armed services who are making the difficult readjustment to civilian life. From childbirth education to cancer screening services to navigating patients across the continuum of care, we connect with people in our community to help them stay healthy and avoid illness and injury.

Leadership

Michael Goldberg

Executive Director, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Richard Schwarz, MD

Medical Director, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Corey Danielle Karlin-Zysman, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Margaret Murphy, RN

Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Honors & awards

We are proud to have been awarded many prestigious distinctions.

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals
  • Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)
  • American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery Academic Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecology
  • Commission on Cancer Accreditation
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Get with The Guidelines Stroke Awards from the American Heart Association
  • Joint Commission certification for our diabetes, palliative care, hip and knee and joint replacement programs
  • Leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality by The Human Rights Campaign

Our relentless dedication to quality care has also earned us Magnet® status, the gold standard for nursing excellence. This prestigious designation reflects the highest standards of nursing professionalism, collaboration, teamwork and superiority in patient care delivery. Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as improved patient experience and better outcomes. Fewer than 500 hospitals worldwide (about 8 percent) have achieved Magnet designation—so when you choose us, you know you’re in the best possible hands.