Medical center NYU Langone Health has announced the completion of a full-asset merger with NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola.
“NYU Winthrop has proved to be an exceptional partner and shares our level of commitment to patient care,” said Robert I. Grossman, CEO of NYU Langone Health, in an Aug. 1 statement.
Grossman said since NYU Langone Health’s affiliation with NYU Winthrop Hospital started in 2017, “our institutions have enhanced the range and quality of services offered to the residents of Long Island and have grown the physician network across the region, with NYU Winthrop serving as the primary inpatient hospital.”
The merger with NYU Winthrop adds about 70 ambulatory sites to NYU Langone’s healthcare network, with a new inpatient location in Mineola.
With the merger, Long Islanders will have access to NYU Langone’s services and resources, including clinical trials and care delivery.
The merger will enable the implementation and integration of the Epic electronic health record system into Winthrop. Anne Kazel-Wilcox, an NYU Winthrop spokeswoman, said this change will allow for a “seamless continuum of care” across ambulatory sites leading to an improvement of a patient’s experience.
NYU Langone patients on Long Island will now have access to Winthrop’s cardiac program, diabetes education program, Cyberknife center, breast health center, and the only fetal surgery program on Long Island.
“The merger of these two outstanding institutions will enable us to expand the services offered to the communities we serve, enhance the level of care provided, increase access for patients to clinical trials and lead to the more cost-effective delivery of care across the region,” said John Collins, Winthrop’s president and CEO.
NYU Winthrop was ranked seventh in U.S. News & World Report’s top-10 list of New York metro-area hospitals. The hospital was founded in 1896 by local physicians and is now a 591-bed medical academic center and ACS Level 1 Trauma Center.
The hospital features more than 75 divisions of specialty care, offering inpatient and outpatient programs and services to address every stage of life.
The hospital, having ties to New York University, serves as a teaching and research institution.
Winthrop is now the home for the tuition-free NYU Long Island School of Medicine, which welcomed its class in a “White Coat” ceremony on July 26.
“NYU Winthrop has proven to be an exceptional partner and shares our level of commitment to patient care,” Grossman said.