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The North Shore-LIJ Health System strives to improve the health of the communities it serves and is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care; educating the current and future generations of health care professionals; searching for new advances in medicine through the conduct of bio-medical research; promoting health education; and caring for the entire community regardless of the ability to pay.

Our goal is be a national health care leader, committed to excellence, compassion and improving the health of the community.


To become the leader in providing quality health care which can be defined and measured.   


To improve the human condition by advancing disease-oriented, basic scientific and clinical research.   


To provide an exceptional learning environment.  

Operational Performance

To act as a system and be recognized as the provider of choice which is operationally efficient and financially successful.  

Service Excellence

To provide an environment in which patients, their families, and physicians are highly satisfied with the services provided through the Health System.  

Workforce Development

To become the employer of choice through the development and support of a competent, motivated and productive workforce.  

Promoting Community Health & Advocacy

To become an indispensable community asset by responding to identified health needs through education, advocacy, partnerships and programs which result in improved access to care and health outcomes.  

Physician Partnerships

To become the preferred hospital partner for physicians practicing in the service area.