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

2022 NuHealth Foundation Gala

The 2022 NuHealth Foundation Gala will be at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City on December 1, 2022 at 6:30pm. This year, we will be honoring Healthcare Heroes that have worked tirelessly to help us through the pandemic.

Contact Linda Walsh at 516-554-6987

Please click here for information and sponsorship opportunities.

For Payments and more information, please contact Linda Walsh at 516-296-4934.


2022 Nuhealth Foundation 14th Annual Golf Outing

The Following Companies and Departments offered their support of the NuHealth Foundation in their efforts to support the Mission of the Nassau University Medical Center and their initiatives.


President and CEO AIG
Chief Medical Officer TriTech
Department of Emergency  Engel Burgman
Medicine Garfunkle Wild
Department of Psychiatry ChemRx
Department of Pediatrics Healthcare Management
Department of OB/GYN Crothall
Health Plex Alterahealth
Diamond Personnel Allstate
PMA Healthfirst
Major Systems Janney
Health/ROI RPGRK Law
Total Orthopedics Pintail Coffee


Thank you for your support of this year’s outing at Cold Spring Country Club. Please view the pictures of the fun day by clicking here

2022 Staff Recognition Awards

In recognition of our staff dedicated service to the Nassau Health Care Corporation, we will be celebrating those staff members who have completed 45 – 5 years (5 Year increments) of service in 2022 on September 8, 2022 we held our annual Staff awards at Leonards Palazzo in Great Neck.

Congratulations to all our recipients and our Earl Stoughton Award Winners Frank Vargas from the Radiology Department at Nassau University Medical Center and Andrea Acquavella for the Environmental Services at A Holly Patterson.

You can view photos by clicking here of this Celebratory evening.

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.