|270 Park Avenue, Huntington, New York 11743|
|(631) 351-2000 (General)|
|(631) 351-2300 (Emergency)|
Huntington Hospital owes its inception to a forward-thinking woman — Cornelia Prime, daughter of a prominent New York banking family, who in 1914 donated a house on five acres on Park Avenue in Huntington for the construction of the hospital. A community Board of Trustees oversaw construction of the 22-bed facility, which opened in 1916.
Throughout its history, the not-for-profit hospital has grown to keep pace with the needs of its surrounding community as well as evolving medical technology. The 1990's brought about many unanticipated changes in healthcare. Against the backdrop of the emerging presence of managed care, breast cancer was reaching epidemic proportions on Long Island, and a shifting population was bringing an influx of new immigrants, working poor, and medically indigent into the Huntington community.
The hospital responded to these challenges. In 1993, it opened a dedicated Breast Care Center. It was the first in Suffolk County to offer stereotactic needle biopsy capability to provide women with a non-surgical alternative for breast biopsy. In 1995, the hospital opened the 19,000-square-foot Dolan Family Health Center. This freestanding center was the region's first privately funded, philanthropically supported health care center dedicated to meeting the needs of the area's uninsured and underinsured.
The hospital's advanced cardiology services include diagnostic cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology and radioablation. Pediatric services include a state-of-the-art LDR center, a neonatology program and ambulatory pediatric hematology-oncology services.
While it has consistently provided high quality healthcare services to residents of Huntington and surrounding communities, Huntington Hospital has relied upon a high degree of philanthropic support. Its Board of Trustees reflects a diverse range of community members who provide the hospital with oversight, direction, and charitable support.
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