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National and Regional Awards and Recognition

North Shore-LIJ Health System Awards

The nation’s 14th-largest health system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneeringresearch at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlightedby the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

North Shore-LIJ’s hospitals and long-term care facilities house over 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,440 physicians. Its workforce of more than 46,000 is the largest on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City.

Recipient of the first international HRM Impact Award from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for building a culture of healthcare safety.

Recipient of the 2014 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety from the Hospital Association of New York State for developing a system-wide approach to reducing healthcare acquired pressure ulcers.

North Shore-LIJ's radiology services became the first in New York State and the seventh in the country to be designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  North Shore-LIJ achieved the prestigious, three-year distinction for its best quality-imaging practices and diagnostic care across its hospitals and outpatient imaging facilities.

North Shore-LIJ received the Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer in Recognition of its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screening and ensuring access to quality treatment.

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is ranked 31st in the nation in Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks, as compiled by IMSHealth.

The North Shore-LIJ Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI) received a Silver Award for Best Innovative Corporate University  from the Global Council of Corporate Universities in 2013.
Risk Managment and Patient Safety Best Practice Award for Reducing CLABSIs, Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers, 2014 
EMS Agency of the Year, Regional EMS Council of NYC.
Recognized among the Top 10 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc. in 2013.

In 2010, North Shore-LIJ became the first health system in the New York metropolitan area to receive the National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum (NQF) for the commitment of its team members to providing high-quality, transparent, patient centered healthcare.

North Shore-LIJ is designated as a Center of Excellence for the Academic Progression of Nurses by the National League for Nursing and is one of only three healthcare organizations in the nation to receive this distinction.

Becker's Hospital Review named North Shore-LIJ in it's inaugural "100 Integrated Health Systems to Know" list for the health system's focus on the patient care continuum with services such as hospice, outpatient careand urgent care.

North Shore-LIJ was named one of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review. Making the list for the second consecutive year, North Shore-LIJ was chosen for its “demonstrated excellence in providing robust benefits, wellness initiatives, professional development opportunities and an atmosphere of employee unity and satisfaction.”

In a national competition to identify health literacy innovators for 2012, North Shore-LIJ received second place in the Champion category of the Leonard G. Doak Health Literacy Innovator Award for thedemonstration of commitment to excellence in health literacy within an organization. Criteria for the award included evidence of health literacy standards, implementation of readability and/or plain language writing standards, and health literacy staff training.

Modern Healthcare magazine ranked North Shore-LIJ Medical Group as the nation’s seventh-largest group practice with more than 2,400 full-time physicians geographically dispersed over nearly 400 ambulatory physician practices.

North Shore-LIJ Medical Group was awarded the 2012 Baldrige Partners in Performance Excellence (PiPEX) Silver Award for outstanding management and operational practices. The award recognizes the progress that North Shore-LIJ has made in aligning the rapidly growing number of outpatient physician practices that have joined the health system in recent years, as well as the physicians practicing in its hospitals and facilities.Customer focus was one of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group’s key strengths.

Six North Shore-LIJ hospitals are recognized as Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence:

  • Forest Hills Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital

All North Shore-LIJ adult acute care hospitals are NYS-designated Stroke Centers.

Spectrum Award, American Heart Association.
Ranked in the Top 250 of US Technological Innovators, InformationWeek 500.

Thirteen physician practices have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Diabetes Care

  • Bay Street Health Center, Staten Island
  • Brightwaters Internal Medicine, Bay Shore
  • Dolan Family Medical Center, Greenlawn
  • Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Lake Success
  • Family Health Center, Oyster Bay
  • Family Practice School Street, Glen Cove
  • Forest Hills Family Practice Clinic, Forest Hills
  • General Internal Medicine, Great Neck
  • Glen Cove Family Medicine Group, Glen Cove
  • Islip Medicine, Islip
  • Lenox Hill Medicine, New York
  • Medical Family Practice, Staten Island
  • Specialty Medical Center at Forest Hills, Forest Hills


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