NYU and the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset are looking to open a heart transplant centers

By Ciara McCarthy (Patch Staff) -
Published on May 23, 2017

NYU’s Langone Medical Center is looking to open a heart transplant center and is in the process of seeking state approval to do so.

Both NYU and the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset are looking to open heart transplant centers. If completed, these clinics would be the first new heart transplant centers to open in New York in nearly 20 years. NYU’s largest hospital, the Tisch Hospital, is located at 550 First Ave.

The state’s health department said in a statement to Patch that it had recommended approval for both hospitals to build the centers.

“The Department of Health has recommended the approval of two new heart transplant programs, at New York University Hospital and North Shore University Hospital, the first new heart transplant centers to be developed in New York State in nearly twenty years,” the statement said. “After careful review, the Department recommended approval on the basis that these programs will expand the availability of high quality organ transplant services, help increase donation and transplant rates, and improve the geographic accessibility of these programs, particularly for Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens residents.”

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