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NYU Langone, Winthrop University Hospital sign letter of intent to forge integrated network

Systems will move forward with due diligence with the intention of signing a definitive agreement, subsequently seeking regulatory approvals.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

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NYU Langone Medical Center and Winthrop-University Hospital have signed a non-binding letter of intent that would unite the two prominent organizations in the creation of an integrated healthcare network for the New York metro area.

NYU Langone's main hospital campus is located on the Manhattan's east side, but the system has 175 additional ambulatory sites throughout the region including more than 40 in Queens and on Long Island.

Winthrop's main campus is located in Mineola, Long Island with an onsite dialysis center, CyberKnife Center and Cancer Center for Kids. The system also has numerous ambulatory sites in the area including a newly renovated 7,500 square-foot Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities.

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Winthrop's President and CEO John Collins said they'd had discussions with numerous other systems before selecting NYU Langone.

[Also: NYU Langone acquires Huntington Medical Group on Long Island]

"This first step represents a momentous milestone for Winthrop. As Long 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," Collins 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," said Robert I. Grossman, MD, Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center.

Both systems will move forward with due diligence with the intention of signing a definitive agreement and subsequently seeking regulatory approvals.

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