NYU Langone Health and Long Island Community Hospital (LI Community Hospital) today announced their execution of an affiliation agreement that will bring the two organizations together to expand, enhance, and clinically integrate their healthcare networks in Suffolk County.
The parties are now seeking regulatory approval, with the goal of closing on the affiliation at the end of 2021. Once implemented, the affiliation will further extend NYU Langone’s healthcare network into eastern Long Island, and make available the resources, technologies, and capabilities of a world-class academic medical center to the more than 400,000 people served by LI Community Hospital.
“We have been working closely with Long Island Community Hospital over the last several months to assess whether a partnership between our institutions would benefit each of our organizations, the Long Island community, and the patients and families who turn to us for help,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health. “Today’s agreement publicly confirms our confidence that an affiliation will allow both of our institutions to collaborate and share best practices to better meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.”
According to Richard T. Margulis, Long Island Community Hospital’s president and CEO, “We have been successful in completing this agreement with NYU Langone because both of our organizations share compatible cultures which value the highest standard in medical excellence. We are confident that this relationship will allow us to continue to expand our services to meet the needs of our community and to more effectively meet the challenges of the ever-changing healthcare marketplace.”
NYU Langone, which has hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Mineola, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country, has 6 inpatient locations and more than 350 ambulatory sites throughout the region, with more than 150 practices in Queens and on Long Island.
LI Community Hospital provides more than 400,000 community members with a range of quality services through its hospital facility, Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion, and Knapp Cardiac Care Center, two outpatient wound care centers, Main Street facilities for hemodialysis, home care, and primary care through multiple locations throughout the surrounding area.
About Long Island Community Hospital
Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for almost 65 years. LI Community Hospital is 100 percent focused on the community and committed to providing quality care with greatly enhanced services reflected through its Knapp Cardiac Care Center—an advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, a new modern surgical pavilion, a Level III Trauma Center, and high-touch services including women’s imaging, a sleep laboratory, wound care, and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by LI Community Hospital staff—Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in the community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.