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Robert Willumstad

Northwell Health supports the innovative ideas and research stemming from the talented young minds of tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. Robert Willumstad’s generosity has provided critical funding to make this possible.

In 2015, Bob created the Willumstad Endowed Health Innovation Fund to give early-career physician scientists funding targeted for innovative, technologically based research. While these outstanding doctors will continue to treat patients, the Willumstad Fund gives them time to use their intellect and creativity to conduct research that will shape the future of medicine.

Their goal is to further the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research’s (CHIOR) efforts to improve outcomes, safety, efficiencies and the patient experience. 

“Their research endeavors will ultimately pay enormous dividends toward the health and wellness of our community,” said Bob Willumstad. “These brilliant and energetic investigators are tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.”

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Robert Willumstad

Research studies at the CHIOR focus on rapidly evolving areas of research including enhancing the clinical decision process and secure sharing of information through the Electronic Health Record; using metadata to conduct outcomes-based research; and developing patient-centered technology. 

Thanks to Bob Willumstad’s generosity, we’re doing more than just upholding today’s standards in healthcare. We’re changing the way healthcare looks -- faster than anyone could have possibly imagined.