The NuHealth Foundation

The NuHealth Foundation

Philanthropy’s role in advancing NuHealth’s mission has never been more important than it is today.

Through our network, which includes Nassau University Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, and a network of community-based Family Health Centers, NuHealth delivers high-quality healthcare to hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders, including those who are underserved, uninsured and overlooked.

NuHealth’s mission is to ensure that every patient who needs quality medical care will receive it – with respect, excellence and compassion. Delivering on this promise requires the support of the community we so proudly serve.

The NuHealth Foundation is a 501(c)3, created in 2007 with a sole purpose: to generate philanthropic funds that will enable patients of the NuHealth System to enjoy the best possible care. Because of the Foundation, NuHealth has developed innovative clinical services, acquired state-of-the-art medical equipment, and made capital renovations that improve our patients’ experience. We’ve done these things in order to enhance patient care, and they were only possible because of the generous donors who share our vision.

Our success reflects a confidence in NuHealth’s leadership and its ability to chart a new course for the System’s future.

Upcoming Events



2020 Support for NUMC Heroes Campaign, COVID19 Donations


The health care providers and staff at NUMC  have put their own lives on hold to protect our community.  We are asking you to show your support for these heroes by making whatever donation you can so we can support them with food and drink from local businesses.  This way your donation helps local businesses remain open and also feeds our heroes.  Thank you for your support and be safe.  Together we will get through this. Click Here to DONATE

2020 NuHealth Foundation 12th Annual Golf Outing

These are certainly some scary times and NuHealth Staff has certainly proven that they are up to the task. Our staff has been working diligently to take care of every patient that has come to us whether it is for COVID care or their medical care, meanwhile supporting each other and their families during this difficult time. We are learning to do things differently while still fulfilling our Mission to take care of the underprivileged and under-served community of Nassau County. We could not have been able to accomplish this without the continued support of you and your company.

We ask for your support in our Annual Golf Outing to be held on Thursday, October 1st at the Brookville Country Club, attached you will find this year’s invitation. Click for details

This year we have been limited to only 50 golfers. If you plan on joining us please contact me as soon as possible as these spots will fill up quickly Click here for Response card. You can reach Linda Walsh at 516-554-6987 or via email at

We do hope that if you are unable to attend you will be able to lend your support through one of our sponsorship’s.


Buy a Brick on the Path to NuHealth

Located on a Donor Wall just outside of the brand new E.R. at Nassau University Medical Center, your personalized brick will make a lasting tribute. It is the perfect way to honor the memory of a loved one, say thank you for quality care, celebrate survival over illness, or show NuHealth Employee Pride.

Buy a Brick Here

Philanthropy in Action

Giving to the NuHealth Foundation

NuHealth holds two major annual events: the Heroes in Health Gala, and a golf outing. But, to meet our mission, we need your support throughout the year.

Heroes in Health Gala
For sponsorship and ticket reservations, contact
Linda Walsh
NuHealth Golf Outing

Recent NuHealth Foundation Gifts & Grants

The Kermit Gitenstein Foundation
A $1.2 million grant from The Kermit Gitenstein Foundation — the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the NuHealth Foundation — provided three full-field digital mammography units. This technology dramatically improves our patients’ experience by decreasing the wait time for appointments, increasing the speed and efficiency with which exams are performed, and expediting the interpretation of exam results. Above all, this grant helps further our commitment to bridging the divide between the types of services available to women who can afford private insurance, versus those who lack the financial means or ability to access such plans.

The Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund
The Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund provided a $180,000 gift to the Foundation to renovate the Family Waiting Area of NuHealth’s Obstetrics Department, transforming it into a warm, nurturing place for families to plan the arrival of their new babies.

Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation
A $35,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is enhancing the medical education opportunities of NuHealth’s community physicians by improving and promoting the clinical coordination to our most vulnerable patients.

Endo Pharmaceutical Laboratory
Endo Pharmaceutical Laboratory’s $10,000 donation will benefit NuHealth’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program, which provides sexual assault survivors with a secure environment in which a specially trained team of experts administers vital medical advocacy and personal support services.

These gifts, along with many others, are helping to ensure that the NuHealth System continues to deliver on our commitment to providing quality health care to everyone, at every stage of life.