NYU Langone Health today announced that NYU Winthrop Hospital will change its name to NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, pending approval from the New York State Department of Health. The new name further solidifies the hospital’s full integration into one of the country’s premier healthcare systems, NYU Langone Health.
The renaming follows last year’s successful merger of NYU Winthrop Hospital, one of Long Island’s venerable and most successful hospitals, into NYU Langone Health’s vast network of multispecialties, clinical trials, research, and medical education, which fully complement NYU Winthrop’s existing services. Since the merger, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island has continued to foster its rich traditions of providing first-rate healthcare to local Long Island communities, while leveraging NYU Langone’s strengths to ensure delivery of world-class services in every specialty.
“NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island has made our NYU Langone Health system even stronger, as we bring its greatest strengths into our broader network,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health. “NYU Langone Health provides one standard of care—excellence in quality and safety—no matter where that care is received within our health system.”
NYU Langone consistently comes out on top nationally and in New York state and the metro area across the leading healthcare quality ratings, including Leapfrog, U.S. News & World Report, Vizient, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The union of these two systems has made this outstanding dedication to quality and safety available to more patients than ever before. Patients of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island have access to more than 350 inpatient and outpatient locations across Long Island, into Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and beyond.
“NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island has grown from a community-based hospital to one with a much broader mission, having solidified our ties in clinical, research, and academic collaborations with NYU Langone Health,” says Joseph J. Greco, MD, chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. “As advances in medical care grow by leaps and bounds, it has become ever the more important that our institution becomes synonymous with an extensive network of healthcare choices.”
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island credits its affiliation with NYU Langone Health for helping it achieve one of the lowest 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mortality rates in New York state, during the initial COVID-19 surge when Long Island was labeled a “hot spot” for the infection. During that time, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island accessed lifesaving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) heart–lung machines through its collaboration with NYU Langone. It is among many expanded clinical services the Long Island hospital now offers as part of NYU Langone Health.
In addition to that joint initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is part of an advanced heart failure program, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’s further enhancements in collaboration with NYU Langone Health include:
- access to expanded clinical trials, including for cancer through Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
- lifesaving transplant services, such as for kidney, pancreas, liver, and heart transplants
- an expansion of neurosurgery services, including a newly opened, integrated orthopedic and neurosurgery center, NYU Langone Ambulatory Care East Meadow
- a new NYU Langone Health Vaccine Center testing site on Long Island, aimed at breakthroughs in areas such as COVID-19
- a renewed commitment to academic excellence with the opening last year of NYU Long Island School of Medicine, which brought to the campus of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island the teaching excellence of one of the nation’s best medical schools
- a strengthened research enterprise on Long Island, which already has produced groundbreaking COVID-19–related pathology information shared around the world
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island was originally known as Nassau Hospital upon its founding in 1896, later incorporating Winthrop into its name. The hospital has been a stalwart for medical care on Long Island, going back to its days caring for residents during the eras of the Spanish Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II, right up to its vital role in the COVID-19 pandemic response and beyond.