As a mother, wife and daughter, Iris recognized taking care of scraped knees and escorting loved ones to medical appointments often transformed her into the family’s chief medical officer. While taking care of others, she became concerned with who was caring for a woman’s health needs?
That question inspired Iris and Saul Katz to establish the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health. The longtime philanthropists wanted to ensure that women could access care tailored to their needs – at every stage, at any age.
The Katz Institute isn’t a single building you walk into, but rather a unique approach to women’s health that connects you to the vast resources and many locations for care within Northwell. Iris and Saul’s support also led to the creation of the Katz Women’s Hospitals at both North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.