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Awards and Accomplishments

North Shore University Hospital Awards and Accomplishments

North Shore University Hospital is proud to have been awarded several distinctions, including as part of North Shore-LIJ Health System.

  • The National Research Corporation awarded North Shore Univeristy Hospital the Consumer’s Choice Award for the last 10 years as the No. 1 most preferred hospital on Quality and Image, most recently for 2011–2012.
  • Recipient of New York State Hospital Report Card in 2011 as one of “America’s Safest Hospitals"
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2012–2013 as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for both Gastroenterology and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and awarded high-performing designations of national excellence to the hospital in nine specialties:
    • Cancer
    • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
    • Diabetes & Endocrinology
    • Geriatrics
    • Gynecology
    • Nephrology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pulmonology
    • Urology
  • Certified as a New York State designated regional “Level One” Trauma Center
  • Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecology
  • Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals 2011–2012
    • Stroke recertification: August 2012
    • Palliative care certification: January 2012
  • Designation as a New York State Stroke Center
  • Recipient of the 2011 Stroke Gold Plus Award from the American Stroke Association
  • Recipient of the 2011 Heart Failure Gold Award from the American Heart Association
  • Named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care, cardiac surgery, and coronary intervention according to the 2011 HealthGrades report
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission for Heart Attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Heart Failure Stroke, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)
  • The only FACT-accredited adult stem-cell program in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Commission on Cancer, 2011