NYU Langone Health and Long Island Community Hospital (LICH) today announced they have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to begin discussions on a potential transaction that would bring the two organizations together—further extending NYU Langone’s healthcare network into eastern Long Island, and making available the resources, technologies, and capabilities of a world-class academic medical center to the more than 400,000 patients served by LICH.
“We are very enthusiastic about the proposed affiliation as we believe that the united strength of our organizations will greatly enhance delivery of healthcare services to residents of Suffolk County,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health.
According to Richard T. Margulis, LICH’s president and CEO, “This first step represents a momentous milestone for LICH. We are excited to bring together two great providers of compassionate care who share a mutual goal of integrating and elevating LICH’s healthcare presence in the community.”
NYU Langone, which has hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Mineola and 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.
LICH has a 65 year history in the communities of south and central Suffolk County, serving more than 400,000 patients. LICH provides quality care and enhanced services as demonstrated by the Knapp Cardiac Care Center—an advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, a new modern surgical pavilion, a Level III Trauma Center, and specialized services including women’s imaging, a sleep laboratory, wound care, and more. The affiliation will make available to LICH the resources, technologies, and capabilities of NYU Langone Health—a nationally ranked hospital system with a strong commitment to the highest levels of quality and excellence in healthcare—without the need to travel into New York City.
“While we are proud of our history as an independent community hospital, we recognize the significant opportunity to enhance our capabilities through a strategic partnership, and NYU Langone represents the best partner, based on many synergies, including a mutual commitment to improving quality, medical excellence, a complementary geographic presence, and, most importantly, compatibility of our cultures,” Margulis continues.
Both parties will now engage in due diligence with an intention of negotiating and signing definitive agreements and seeking regulatory approvals. Any new partnership would reflect a commitment to the highest standards of clinical care, supported by the most advanced technologies, and integrated with leading research and teaching programs that would further enhance the collective abilities of the two entities.
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. LICH 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 LICH 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.
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