The team of physicians heading up our varied institutes is comprised of the very best minds in medicine today. Keeping pace with them is our cadre of exceptional nurses, many who frequently receive Magnet Awards for their outstanding contributions. The numbers tell our story:
- 9,000 Physicians
- 10,000 Nurses
- 3,200 volunteers, and
- 1,200 clinical research studies.
In recent years, our health system has been singled out for its exceptional work. Our commitment to superior performance is evident everywhere you look.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System:
- received the National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum in 2010.
- was awarded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 9 of our hospitals & highest monetary award presented in their national pay-for-performance Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project.
- at Lenox Hill Hospital's Emergency Department, was recognized as one of the most highly rated of its kind for patient satisfaction.
- at Staten Island University Hospital, earned the Top Performance Award for all 5 years of the CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Five-Year Medicare Premier Healthcare Alliance Quality Incentive Demonstration Project.
North Shore University Hospital is one of the only two hospitals in New York State to achieve significantly better outcomes in performing nearly a thousand angioplasties and was among the state's "best hospitals" in outcomes for patients undergoing surgery to repair or replace heart valves.
As the first health system to attain the distinction or receiving The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations' highest award for safety and quality for the public - The Codman Award.
As one of only two hospitals receiving the distinction in the state, LIJ Medical Center achieved significantly better outcomes for nearly 6000 procedures its cardiologists performed over a three-year period when compared to other hospitals.
Named the nation's top hospital by AARP's Modern Maturity magazine for offering the most advanced care in all medical specialties, including initiatives in imaging, cardiovascular disease and neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital remains at the forefront of patient-center clinical care.
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center received national recognition of both the Joint Commission and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).
The new Katz Women's Hospitals for obstetrical and gynecological care further complements the scope of our system's reach to achieving amore complete community health care network.
Across the North Shore-LIJ Health System our physicians are recognized each and every year in rankings by independent sources including the Consumer Research Council of America, U.S.News & World Report, America's Top Doctors and Health Grades.
Susan Thomas and Service Excellence
The President's Award annually acknowledges champions such as Susan Thomas, whose ideas give birth to exceptional patient experiences, improved teamwork and innovative ways of working with our patients. First and foremost, the award underscores our commitment to service excellence, ensuring our patients remain at the center of that focus. Every hospital in North Shore-LIJ Health System annually nominates a person who exemplifies that commitment. Susan was recognized for her superior performance in implementing bereavement initiatives which touch the lives of countless family members following the death of a parent or sibling, as well as counseling support for parents who have experienced the loss of a child.
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Mary Mahoney and Jim Romagnoli; Emergency Planning and Preparedness
RN Mary Mahoney, Director of Planning and Preparedness in the Emergency Management Division of the health system, travelled to Toronoto to witness the SARS outbreak and to New Orleans as RN in charge of a field hospital set up to treat victims of Hurricane Katrina. Mary also led the conversion of Cohen Children's Medical Center lobby into an alternate care site that enabled the health system to treat over 12,000 influenza patients during the H1N1 epidemic. Mary and Jim Romagnoli, Vice President of Security and Emergency Management, have literally "written the book" for disaster management in healthcare. As a result of their efforts, North Shore-LIJ Health System's emergency management program was selected for the National Quality Healthcare Award at the National Quality Forum in 2010.
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Dr. David Eidelberg; Parkinson's Disease
Dr. David Eidelberg, head of the Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and his colleagues at the Feinstein Institute are championing the cause of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease by developing a non-invasive method to measure the activity of abnormal networks in brain images. This pioneering work is leading to new insights into the treatment of the disease, which afflicts more than a half-million people every year in the United States. As a result of its ability to take clinical research and move it from bench to bedside, the Feinstein Institute has been designated as one of the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence in Parkinson's disease research.
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Donate to Parkinson's Research
Dr. Annette Lee and Dr. Iuliana Shapira; Breast and Ovarian Cancer Tissue Bank
The Feinstein Institute geneticist Annette Lee, PhD, and Iuliana Shapira, MD, at North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, are teaming up to conduct a first-of-its-kind study dedicated to improving the survival rates of women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers. This multi-year research project consists of taking vital tissue samples from patients within the health system that will be used as a resource to discover and validate biomarkers for early detection, prognosticators for disease outcomes, and predictors of response to treatments. While early detection is key, deciphering the genetic underpinning of prognosis and disease response to treatments is unprecedented.
Support the work of Dr. Annette Lee and Dr. Iuliana Shapira
Donate to The Feinstein for Medical Research
Donate to the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute
Donate to the Katz Institute for Women's Health