Northwell to Lead LI Covid-19 Vaccination Effort

Regional centers will administer the Covid-19 vaccination program, with Northwell Health taking the lead on Long Island. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that Phase 2 of the program will begin early next year. Cuomo also announced that the state has launched the Vaccinate New Read More …

Northwell Nurse Is First to Get Covid-19 Vaccine in U.S.

 Sandra Lindsay, a nurse in the intensive care unit of  Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, was the first person in the United States to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, “We trust science here in New York. The Read More …

More Covid-19 Vaccines Scheduled to Ship to New York

A state panel has approved the distribution of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and the first doses of the Moderna vaccine are due shortly before Christmas, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday. “We have said from day one, for us, to properly combat this virus, it Read More …

Covid-19 Hospitalizations Up; Northwell Sends Nurses to Michigan

Total Covid-19 hospitalizations reached 4,835, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported Tuesday, up from the previous day’s total of 4,602. Another 74 residents died. “New York has instituted a number of measures to help prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed including a directive to expand capacity by Read More …

Dowling Named to Most Influential Healthcare Leaders List

Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” ranking second overall. The top spot went to frontline workers, including  the nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, environmental service workers and administrators who are battling the Covid-19 Read More …

Huntington Hibernians Name Dowling 2021 Parade Grand Marshal

The Huntington Hibernians have named Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health,  grand marshal of the 2021 Huntington parade.   Dowling has led Northwell through the Covid-19 crisis, and in that role, taken a stand on racism, immigration and on gun safety.  Northwell is Read More …

Northwell Joins in Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Northwell Health and numerous other major healthcare systems throughout the United States have declared racism to be a public health crisis. The 39 organizations in the national collaborative Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN),  signed a statement, Racism is a Public Health Crisis. “As the largest health care Read More …

Fitterman: Doctors Won’t Be Pressured on Covid-19 Vaccine

As pharmaceutical companies race to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, Huntington Hospital president Dr. Nick Fitterman stressed that Northwell Health physicians will vaccinate patients only after it has proven to be safe through extensive testing. “We will not promote or distribute any vaccinations that have not Read More …

Northwell Offers Free Orthopedics Webinars

Northwell Health is launching a series of free webinars on orthopedic issues this week. The  series will cover a variety of topics, from managing joint pain to ankle stability to understanding spinal stenosis and sports injuries. Medical and surgical experts will be available for questions Read More …

Huntington Hospital Earns Spot on Top-50 National Ranking

Huntington Hospital is one of four Northwell Health facilities that were named in the top-50 national ratings in 18 adult medical specialities in US News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings. Three of those Northwell hospitals – North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island Read More …

Six Join Board at Huntington Hospital

Huntington Hospital has added six new board members. Joining the board are Sal Ferro, Patricia Galteri, Peter Klein, Frank Marzano, Norman St. George and Matthew Daidola.  Ferro, president and chief executive officer of Alure Home Improvements, was co-chair of the hospital’s Golf Classic in 2019 Read More …

Crazy Socks Masks Support Healthcare; Big Donation to First Responders

  Johns Crazy  Socks is donating 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of  its themed face masks to the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response and  Good Samaritan Hospital Coronavirus Relief Fund. The masks have these themes:       Grateful        We Read More …