One of the major hospitals on Long Island, Winthrop University Hospital was first founded in 1896 as Nassau Hospital…More in West Hempstead before moving to Mineola in 1900.
The hospital has been at the forefront of healthcare on Long Island, opening the area's first social services department, cardiac research laboratory, the first regional diabetes education center and the first to offer same-day surgery.
Winthrop is also the site of Long Island's regional poison control center, and its cardiac surgery program has been ranked as one of the top in New York State.
While still considered one hospital, several of Winthrop's offices and specific care centers are spread out in the surrounding area among different buildings. The entrance to the six-story main building is on First Street, while the emergency room and ambulatory entrance is around the corner on Second Street.
An independent network, Winthrop's affiliates include Massapequa General Hospital and Mid-Island Hospital.