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Awards and Recognition

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is the proud recipient of the 2010 National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum (NQF). Recognized for its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, transparent, patient-centered healthcare, the health system is the first in the New York metropolitan area to receive this prestigious award. NQF, which works to raise standards for healthcare, presents this annual award to an organization that is a national leader in delivering outstanding quality-driven healthcare.

These hospitals at the North Shore-LIJ Health System have received Joint Commission Certification:

Disease-Specific Advanced Certification:
Glen Cove Hospital: Inpatient Diabetes, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee ReplacementNorth Shore University Hospital: Stroke and Palliative Care

Disease-Specific Certification:
Huntington Hospital: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement


The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Quality Achievement Award has been given to 11 North Shore-LIJ Health System hospitals, recognizing the facilities’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients received treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Forest Hills Hospital
Huntington Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
North Shore University Hospital
Plainview Hospital
Southside Hospital
Staten Island University Hospital
Syosset Hospital

Gold Achievement Award
Franklin Hospital

Codman Award The North Shore-LIJ Health System was the first health system to receive the Joint Commission's Codman Award, which recognizes excellence in performance measurement to improve quality of care and organizational performance.
A record total of 102 North Shore-LIJ physicians were listed in the 16th edition of New York Magazine’s annual “New York’s Best Doctors” issue.  (2013)
North Shore-LIJ has been ranked as one of the nation’s Top 10 Hospital Systems for Diversity and Inclusion practices as well as one of the Top 10 Companies for Veterans by DiversityInc.  (2013)
The North Shore-LIJ Health System is recognized on Becker’s Hospital Review’s inaugural “100 Integrated Health Systems to Know” list for its strong commitment to continued education at the Center for Learning and Innovation,  clinical simulations at the Patient Safety Institute, and the collaboration between the system and its physicians.   (2013)
North Shore University Hospital was awarded the “Partner for Change, with Distinction” Award by Practice Greenhealth in recognition of achieved improvements in mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs above and beyond basic award criteria as well as leadership in the local community and healthcare sector.   (2013)
U.S. News & World Report ranked the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York as one of the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology,  neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.  (2013-14)  
US News & World Report ranked Long Island Jewish/Zucker Hillside #16 in Psychiatry. 
US News & World Report ranked Lenox Hill Hospital/MEETH ranked #25 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and #41 in Ear, Nose & Throat. (2013-14)
The North Shore-LIJ Medical Group earns the Silver Award for the Partners in Performance Excellence regional Baldrige-based program. (2012). Thoroughly examined through the same rigorous process and guidelines of the national Baldrige Criteria, North Shore-LIJ Medical Group was recognized for outstanding management and operational practices that make them role models for other organizations.
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. 
North Shore-LIJ received the Healthcare Association of New York State's Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety for its success in dramatically reducing hospital-associated infections. The program recognizes and encourages broad dissemination of successful quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
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.
North Shore-LIJ President and CEO Michael Dowling has been presented with a 2013 Oustanding CEO Award by Long Island Business News.
Dr. Peter Gregersen, MD of the Feinstein Institute received the prestigious Crafoord Prize of Royal Sweedish Academy of Sciences for his genetic research in the area of rheumatoid arthritis (2013)


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