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Northwell Health has adopted a strategic plan for quality that is directly aligned with the national healthcare agenda. Our goal is to deliver exceptional quality service to every patient, in every care setting during each healthcare encounter. Our capacity to measure and report healthcare outcomes, realize cost efficiencies, and ensure patient safety through adherence to best practices are instrumental in providing high-quality medical care to the communities we serve.


Mark P. Jarrett, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Northwell Health

Associate Chief Medical Officer , Northwell Health, Professor, Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Karen Nelson, RN, MBA, CPHQ

Karen L. Nelson, RN, MBA, CPHQ

Deputy Chief Quality Officer

Assistant Professor, Science Education , Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Photo of the American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize
Our approach to quality

Northwell Health strives to be the best in all that we do. Through our quality initiatives, we have made a commitment to innovation, clinical excellence and transparency. Hear from our leadership how Northwell is making a difference.

The 2019 Clinical Excellence and Quality Report outlines how the health system delivers on its quality health care for all.

View the report