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Long Island Jewish Forest Hills is a 312-bed community teaching hospital that provides inpatient medical and surgical care, intensive care, and obstetrics and gynecology services. The hospital is designated as a Level II Perinatal Center.

Our Emergency Department is a 911 receiving site, a certified heart station, as well as a New York State designated Stroke Center.  We also offer a well-regarded medical residency education program and a podiatry residency education program. Long Island Jewish Forest Hills has approximately 18,000 inpatient discharges, including 2,500 women who deliver at the hospital each year; about 60,000 visits are experienced in the Emergency Department annually; nearly 4,500 people undergo ambulatory surgery at the hospital every year; and nearly 1,500 people have outpatient endoscopies at the hospital annually.

Highlights include:

  • Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (COEMIG)
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign “Gold Star Status” for Excellence in Lung Health Education and Lung Cancer Screening
  • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Gold Plus award for Stroke program and Elite Honor Roll for Target Stroke
  • World Health Organization/UNICEF "Baby Friendly” designated hospital
  • New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center
  • American College of Radiology designated Lung Cancer Screening Center; also recognized as a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance
  • American College of Radiology accredited CT and ultrasound
  • Nuclear Cardiology facility accredited by the Inter-Societal Accreditation Commission
  • ACGME accredited residency program in Internal Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery Program accredited by the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery/American College of Surgeons
  • CPME approved residency program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Cancer Program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Laboratory accredited by College of American Pathologists
  • Highly regarded Advanced Illness Program
  • New York City FDNY-EMS designated heart station
  • National leader in remote video auditing to drive continuously higher levels of safety
  • Mammography program certified in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).

Featured clinical programs include:

Surgical Services, including:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery including Joint Center of Excellence and Physical Therapy
  • Plastic and Reconstructive
  • Podiatry
  • Thoracic Surgery and Lung Health
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound Care

Urology, including brachytherapy and lithotripsy

Women’s Health Program:

  • Maternity with Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Well Baby Nursery
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Minimally invasive gynecology surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Urogynecology

Cardiology, including inpatient and outpatient Nuclear Cardiology testing, Echocardiology, and inpatient Telemetry Unit

Gastroenterology including Endoscopy and ERCP

General Medicine

Hospitalist Medicine Program

Critical Care staffed 24X7 by Board-certified Intensivists

Palliative Care and Hospice Unit


Imaging Center (Radiology) including Interventional Radiology, MRI, CT Scan, Mammography and Ultrasound

Emergency Medicine


Susan Browning

Executive Director
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills