North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Named Among Top 100 in the United States

 MANHASSET, NY – North Shore LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) has been named in Becker’s Hospital Review “Top 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” in the United States.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.  The publication’s editorial team criteria for inclusion included: nominations, clinical accolades, quality care, and spine and neurosurgical proficiencies.  In addition, North Shore-LIJ’s CNI has been recognized for excellence in these specialties by U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareChex and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“We are delighted to be named in Becker’s Hospital Review and recognized for excellence in CNI’s neurosurgical and spine care,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and executive director of CNI. “We offer patients a multidisciplinary approach to the entire spectrum of neurological disorders including brain tumors, brain aneurysms, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, epilepsy and back and neck problems.  Each patient is unique and a tailored treatment plan is executed to meet their needs.”

North Shore University Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery and received a Neurosurgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades in 2014. 

“Our spine division provides surgical management of all aspects of spine disorders,” said Mitchell E. Levine, MD, director of the spine center at North Shore-LIJ’s CNI.  “Our surgeons have the experience and surgical skills to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes.  We employ the latest technology and our teams are specialized to provide the best patient experience possible.”

About North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI)
The Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, consists of multidisciplinary clinical and research teams that provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases, including brain aneurysms, AVM’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors, diseases of the spine, muscle and peripheral nerves, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, epilepsy and neurological diseases of infancy and childhood.  To learn more about CNI and its centers of excellence, go to or call 844-56NEURO. 

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