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Outpacing the Impossible
We’re on an ambitious journey to raise $1 billion to support Northwell Health’s promise to the people we serve. And you can join us on that journey to remain at the forefront of medicine and to shape it for everyone. Because at Northwell Health, we aren’t just making the impossible possible — we are outpacing the impossible, altogether.
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Building Lenox Health Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art medical complex with 24/7 care to serve this diverse and…
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By the numbers
Outpacing the Impossible is an ambitious $1B effort to support our promise to the people we serve.
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So far, we have raised 54% of the goal since the campaign started in January 2016.
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More than 53,000 donors gave $133M in 2018.
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Where we are

Thanks to you, we’re halfway to our goal to Outpace the Impossible!
Northwell’s Outpacing the Impossible campaign reaches the $500M milestone thanks to the generosity of 72,000 donors. We’re on an ambitious journey to advance health care for the people in our communities. Because of you, we’re half way there.
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Driven to Discover
We are driven to discover, with our sights set firmly on the future of healing, teaching, and researching. Free of silos we can pursue research that brings the impossible to life, every day.
A Crohn’s disease and inflammatory arthritis diagnosis kept Kelly Owens from working and enjoying life due to constant…
Dr. Negin Hajizadeh is the first in the world to use Telehealth technology to help COPD patients learn life-changing…
Disruptive Thinking
We’re propelled by disruptive thinking. We are attracting the researchers, physicians and educators who propel breakthrough treatments and innovative approaches.
Social media posts may help identify the early signs of mental illness. Northwell Health researchers are evaluating the…
Naara Zapata was the first SkyHealth emergency crew member to treat a cardiac arrest while inside the helicopter.…
Pioneering Solutions
We are positioned to act nimbly, pioneering solutions that have an immediate impact on patient care across our region.
Gina was diagnosed with colon cancer days after learning she was pregnant with her third child. While others said it was…
Dr. Neil Tanna made it his personal mission to discover better solutions for women genetically at risk for or diagnosed…
Seeing People Fully
Our promise begins with those who look to Northwell. Because we see these people fully, not merely as patients, but for who they truly are: our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. And we know that our promise lives through them.
Kidney disease kept 14-year-old Matthew Francis off the basketball court and on dialysis. The teen received the…
Dustin got shot through the face in 2006. Lenox Hill Hospital doctors used custom-fitted titanium hardware to realign…
quotation mark When we succeed, we will change the landscape of care and help all of us live our healthiest possible lives.
Michael Dowling, Northwell Health President and CEO