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Northwell Health Overview

Lake Success, NY
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond ... Read more

Mission: To improve the health and quality of life for the people and communities we serve by providing world-class service and patient-centered care.

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2017 (#67)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#19)

Company Updates

  • Starting her career with Northwell in 2012 in the Emergency Department, today Lindsay is an assistant nurse manager at Peconic Bay Medical Center. Lindsay's desire for a career path in leadership was first realized as a staff nurse, when she saw an opportunity to improve communication and presented an evidence-based solution to her leadership.

    Her advice for those looking to follow in her footsteps? "There are so many amazing people in the Northwell system who can offer experience in every aspect of healthcare," says Lindsay, "The greatest advice that I have is to learn something from as many people as you can to promote your professional growth. Follow your learning with communication. How and what we communicate to our co-workers, team members, leadership, patients and guests is what drives personal and professional success." Congratulations on all of your achievements!

    Are you Made for the Emergency Department? Explore RN opportunities here:

    Northwell Health Job Search | Career, Find A New Position The Greater New York Area

    Find a job in the Greater New York area as a health care professional at Northwell Health. Browse our jobs search for new career opportunities and find the right one for you.

  • This year, Northwell Health hosted our 49th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial event to honor the teachings and visions of Dr. King. Learn more about this inspiring event and our expanded celebrations.

    Noted author Steve Pemberton keynotes Northwell's 49th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial celebration

    This year's keynote speaker was Steve Pemberton, best-selling author, human resources executive and motivational speaker. His autobiographical book turned Netflix film, "A Chance in the World," chronicles his beginnings as a foster child through an extraordinary life journey that led him to Boston College and to success in the corporate world.

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Northwell Health – Why Work For Us?

We are Northwell Health and we're Made for this

Raising the standard of health care

We’re committed to excellence in clinical care, community health, education, research, health insurance, and innovation. And our employees are the reason we’re able to do this. We embrace our Culture of C.A.R.E. (Connectedness, Awareness, Respect and Empathy) with our people and the communities we serve.  


Our four Magnet® hospitals continuously receive on-going designation. In we received the first four time designation on Long Island.  We were designation #3 in the nation on DiversityInc’s Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems list making the top 10 for the fifth consecutive year. Our physicians are continuously raising the bar and record total of 170 physicians affiliated with Northwell Health were listed in the 19th edition of New York Magazine’s annual “New York’s Best Doctors” issue. In 2017 we named one of the nation’s top nonprofit employers of military veteran by G.I Jobs, earning the no. 2 spot for non-profit organizations.

Are you made for us?

At Northwell Health, we’re so proud of our incredible culture. We express it authentically and we believe that our culture – and our organization – is ours to shape.

This year, we worked with over 2,000 of our employees to shape our employee promise. It’s our expression of who we are, what we do and what we expect of our people. In turn, it also talks about what they can expect from us.

Our promise is by the people, for the people. A powerful statement of intent. It’s us on our best day and us every day. 

Our employee promise 


Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy (DIHL) is a division of the Office of Community and Public Health. We drive Northwell Health's mission to promote, sustain and advance an environment that supports equity, diversity, health literacy and community.  Strategies and principles of DIHL are essential to transforming the health and wellness of all populations.

As one of the largest healthcare organizations in the United States, Northwell Health is dedicated to providing exceptional care to all our patients. We serve the most culturally diverse communities in the United States and diversity is integral to creating a productive workplace that promotes inclusion and fosters talent.

At Northwell Health diversity and inclusion is weaved into the fabric of the organization. Our differences can be seen in the composition of our leadership, faculty, staff, and students; and are continually reinforced through our policies, practices and organizational structure.

Our ultimate goal is to deliver the highest quality care to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or cultural background, as well as language proficiency, literacy, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability or socioeconomicstatus.


“At Northwell Health, we recognize a profound sense of responsibility to contribute in every way possible to the health and well-being of the communities we serve, not only through providing the best quality healthcare but also by employing sound environmental business practices and programs.” Michael J. Dowling, President and CEO

These comments are at the heart of Northwell Health's sustainability and social responsibility mission. In November 2010, our CEO, Michael J. Dowling, shared these ideas in an article he wrote for employees shortly after Northwell Health publicly partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish far-reaching, environmentally responsible programs and business practices at its facilities. Since signing the EPA agreement, Northwell Health’s sustainability and social responsibility agenda is now part of the health system’s day-today operations. We actively avoid contributing to the environmental hazards that cause health problems in our communities and work to increase health, economic and social equality to help people live healthy lives. We have also created strategic partnerships locally in an effort to increase our impact and further advance sustainability practices across our region.

As the largest employer on Long Island and the third largest private employer in New York City, Northwell Health harnesses the energy and commitment of our employees by engaging them in initiatives to help build a culture of sustainability and social responsibility. It is our hope that the strategies and tools they learn in the workplace will carry over into their homes and communities.

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    I have been working at Northwell Health full-time (More than 3 years)


    Benefits, paid time off, room for advancement, very supportive environment.


    None yet, been here 3 years so far.

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    Keep up the great work!

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Northwell Health Interviews



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    Interviewers (2) the Nurse manager and the assistant nurse manager were very straight forward, down to earth. Lasted close to an hour. Why chose this company? This unit? Share a moment that you made a difference in a patient's life?

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Northwell Health Awards & Accolades

  • Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity, Great Places to Work® Institute, 2017
  • Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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