Our cardiac care is among the best in the nation. But with 360 New Yorkers waiting for a heart, we weren't satisfied. A fully integrated heart failure program and superior outcomes earned us approval to become a full-service heart transplant program.
We are continuously striving to make exceptional cardiac care even better.
That dedication to excellence shows. After an extensive on site review, the heart transplant program at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital in partnership with Maimonides Medical Center, an affiliate of Northwell Health, was approved by the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council. This extraordinary milestone makes the Heart Hospital the first and only full-service destination for heart transplantation in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and across all of Northwell.
Led by a nationally renowned team, our Heart Hospital features one of New York’s largest cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology programs that consistently achieves some of the state’s best outcomes. As a full-service transplant program, our team includes experts in cardiology, cardiac surgery, pharmacy, nutrition, psychology, social work and rehabilitation who are specialty trained in heart failure. At Northwell, we treat more heart failure patients than any of the state's heart transplant centers.
Our life-saving heart transplant program complements the already outstanding work of our LVAD (left ventricular assist device) and heart failure programs. It is an especially valuable resource for heart failure patients in Long Island, Queens and the outer boroughs who, until now, had to travel to Manhattan, the Bronx or beyond to ensure continuity of care. Removing the burden of extensive travel makes a huge difference for patients, who require many trips to the hospital for pre- and post-care and need a lifetime of follow-up care. It's helpful for their loved ones, too. And that's something a heart can feel good about.
See our approach to exceptional cardiac care
Long Island’s first heart recipient, Yvonne Fleming, sits down with TV’s Mr. G to talk about her lifesaving experience at Northwell Health.
Yvonne's heart attack was so severe, her doctors were surprised she had survived the event. But survive she did. And now that Yvonne has a new heart, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, she and her loved ones have vowed to pay it forward.
When medicine isn't enough to heal your heart, that's when these doctors step in. See how our cardiac experts look at heart failure.
Get a glimpse into our new heart transplant program–and one man's quest for a new heart.