World-Class Health Care
Rated among the best health and hospital facilities in the country, 13 hospitals in Nassau County provide top-notch care for residents. The award-winning North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is the county’s largest health care provider, and other hospitals of note include the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. In total, Nassau County is served by more than 8,000 doctors.
Nassau County also benefits from a major research presence in the biological sciences industry. In fact, the structure of DNA discovery was announced at Nassau County’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where 2,000 scientists and students – including seven Nobel Prize winners – currently work to solve medicine’s most pressing concerns.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Winthrop-University Hospital are two award-winning research and teaching hospitals that ensure Nassau County maintains its competitive edge in healthcare. In fact, Winthrop-University Hospital is currently constructing a new $55 million, 71,000-square foot research center which will focus initially on diabetes and obesity. Winthrop has recruited specialists from all over the country to take part in the efforts to cure diabetes at the research center, which is scheduled to open by 2013.