North Shore University Hospital

North Shore University Hospital is a part of Northwell Health, New York State's largest healthcare provider and private employer.[1] It is a teaching hospital for the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the New York University School of Medicine[dubious ][citation needed] and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine,[dubious ][citation needed] offering residency programs, postgraduate training programs and clinical fellowships. It is located in Manhasset, New York.

North Shore University Hospital: The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus
Northwell Health
North Shore University Hospital
Location300 Community Dr., Manhasset, New York, United States
Coordinates40°46′39.57″N 73°42′05.36″W / 40.7776583°N 73.7014889°W / 40.7776583; -73.7014889Coordinates: 40°46′39.57″N 73°42′05.36″W / 40.7776583°N 73.7014889°W / 40.7776583; -73.7014889
Care systemMedicare
Affiliated universityZucker School of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
OpenedJuly 27, 1953
ListsHospitals in New York

A level I trauma center, North Shore University Hospital has 738 beds and a staff of approximately 4,000 specialty and subspecialty physicians.[2] It offers care in all medical and surgical specialties, including cardiovascular services, cancer care, orthopedics, maternal-fetal medicine and women's health services. The hospital offers neuroscience capabilities, including the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience. These include the Chiari Institute, Movement Disorders Institute, Brain Tumor Institute, Brain Aneurysm Center, Headache Center and Spine Center as well as a state-designated stroke center.

The campus is home to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.


The hospitalEdit

North Shore Hospital was built on 12 acres (4.9 ha) of land donated by John Hay Whitney in 1949; another five acres were donated in 1955.[3] The ceremony was held on May 6, 1951 and televised live by NBC. The hospital opened on July 27, 1953, with 169 beds, 253 doctors, 108 nurses, and volunteers.[4] The addition of the Payson-Whitney Pavilion in 1963 increased the inpatient capacity to 286 beds. Changes from 1969 to 1976 included creation of the Cohen Pavilion and the Levitt Ambulatory Care Clinic. The Payson-Whitney Pavilion also was expanded to ten stories and named the Payson-Whitney Tower (now just Tower Pavilion). This increased the hospital's inpatient capacity to 512 beds. In 1992, construction of the Don Monti Memorial Pavilion increased inpatient capacity to 731 beds. In 2006, North Shore University Hospital named its campus in honor for contributor and trustee, Sandra Atlas Bass.

The health systemEdit

In the 1990s, North Shore University Hospital started acquiring and merging with hospitals in the New York area, starting in 1990 with the Community Hospital at Glen Cove, now Glen Cove Hospital - The Mildred and Frank Feinberg Campus. The two hospitals formed the North Shore Regional Health Services Corporation, soon renamed the North Shore Health System.[3] The North Shore Health System continued to expand to other communities on Long Island over the next several years. By 1995, it developed sponsorship agreements with Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream and Huntington Hospital, and acquired Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and LaGuardia Hospital (later renamed Forest Hills Hospital) from the HIP of Greater New York as Syosset Community Hospital, Franklin Hospital Medical Center (now Franklin Hospital), Central General Hospital (now Plainview Hospital) and LaGuardia Hospital (now Forest Hills Hospital). In 1997, the two largest medical centers on Long Island, North Shore Health System and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, merged, creating the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, which is known today as Northwell Health. In 2008 Northwell was the third-largest non-profit secular healthcare system in the United States, based on number of beds.[5]


In 1991, Anthony Cerami left Rockefeller University and founded the Picower Institute for Medical Research on the grounds of North Shore University Hospital; the institute was funded by Jeffry Picower.[6][7]

The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-Long Island Jewish was founded in 1999 and in 2002 it acquired the Picower Institute.[8] In 2005 board member Leonard Feinstein, the co-founder of Bed Bath & Beyond, made a multimillion-dollar gift to the institute, which led to its being renamed The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.[8]


In 1969, North Shore Hospital affiliated with Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Medical College of Cornell University), changing its name to North Shore University Hospital. The hospital established an affiliation with NYU School of Medicine in 1994 and with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University upon merging with Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

After the merger of North Shore Health System and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the health system moved to gradually merge its academics, culminating in 2012 with the merger of North Shore and Long Island Jewish internal medicine residency programs.

In October 2007, Hofstra University announced that it would open a new medical school, in partnership with Northwell Health. The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell opened in 2011. As of 2019, the Zucker School of Medicine ranks 72 in best medical schools nationwide for research.[9]

In addition to undergraduate medical education, Northwell Health provides graduate medical education to over 1200 residents and fellows through its 90 residency and fellowship training programs.[10]


  1. ^ "Northwell fact sheet dated July 2019" (PDF). Northwell About Us. July 2019. Retrieved 5 Aug 2019.
  2. ^ "Northwell website "About Us" page for North Shore University Hospital, Overview". Retrieved 5 Aug 2019.
  3. ^ a b Rodengen, Jeffrey L. (2016). Northwell Health: Shaping the Future of Health Care. Ramirez, Christian, 1980-, Valle, Cristofer,, Taylor, Danielle,, Dowling, Michael J. Fort Lauderdale, FL. ISBN 9781932022674. OCLC 946881647.
  4. ^ "Northwell Fact Sheet February 2019".
  5. ^ "10 largest secular not-for-profit healthcare systems". Modern Healthcare. June 16, 2008. p. 45.
  6. ^ Stevens, William K. (1 August 1991). "Noted Scientist And Staff Leave Rockefeller U." The New York Times.
  7. ^ Edwards, Ivana (1 September 1991). "How a Major Research Institute Got to Long Island". The New York Times.
  8. ^ a b "With donation in hand, institute sets expansion". Long Island Business News. 23 September 2005. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "U.S. News & World Report, Best Graduate Schools, 2019".
  10. ^ "Northwell Health".