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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.  In 2017, there were approximately 16,500 inpatient discharges, including 2,000 women who delivered at the hospital; more than 55,000 visits were experienced in the Emergency Department; 4,000 people underwent ambulatory surgery at the hospital; and 800 people underwent outpatient endoscopies.

Highlights include:

  • New York City Department of Health Gold Star Status for Excellence in 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 accredited lung cancer screenings
  • ACGME accredited residency program in Internal Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery Program accredited by the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
  • 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

Featured clinical programs include:

  • Advanced Illness
  • Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
  • Cardiology - inpatient and outpatient, Nuclear Cardiology testing, Echocardiology, inpatient telemetry unit
  • Comprehensive Laboratory Services
  • Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology (“Baby Friendly”)
  • Critical Care staffed 24/7 by board-certified intensivists
  • Gastroenterology - Endoscopy and ERCP
  • General Medicine
  • Maternity with Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Well-Baby Nursery
  • Nationally recognized Advanced Illness Program
  • Orthopedics including Joint Center of Excellence and physical therapy 
  • Outpatient primary and subspecialty medical care
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Unit
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary function testing (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Radiology - Interventional Radiology, MRI, CT scan and ultrasound (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Surgical services - Bariatric, General and Oncology, Plastic and Reconstructive, Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery
  • Urologic Care including brachytherapy for prostate cancer and lithotripsy
  • Women and Children’s Health and Wellness - GYN Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, minimally invasive gynecological surgery, gynecological services, and prenatal care
  • Wound Care


Susan Browning

Executive Director
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills