NYU Langone Medical Center and Winthrop-University Hospital sign letter of intent

 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYU Langone) and Winthrop-University Hospital (Winthrop) have signed a non-binding letter of intent to begin talks concerning a potential transaction that would see the two entities create an integrated healthcare network for the New York metropolitan region.

NYU Langone Medical Center dean and CEO Robert I. Grossman said: "NYU Langone is committed to creating mutually beneficial partnerships with leading healthcare providers, and we are excited for the opportunity to bring together two great medical centers to better serve our patients in the neighborhoods where they live and work."  

Winthrop's president and CEO John Collins said: "This first step represents a momentous milestone for Winthrop. AsLong Island's first community hospital, we have grown into a major academic medical center, and with our services in such demand, it became obvious that we needed to expand further, physically and geographically." 

NYU Langone, which has main hospital campus on the east side of Manhattan, has over 175 ambulatory sites throughout the region, with more than 40 practices in Queens and Long Island.

Winthrop's main campus is located in Mineola on Long Island and comprises an onsite dialysis centre, CyberKnife Center and the Cancer Center for Kids. Further, it has multiple ambulatory sites throughout the surrounding area, including a newly expanded ambulatory surgery centre in Garden City, its Specialty Center East in Deer Park, and NYC CyberKnife Center in Manhattan.

Its newly renovated 7,500ft2 Trauma Center is the only facility in Nassau County with full adult and pediatric capabilities.