Affiliations and Partnerships
CHS operates under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre to serve the residents of Long Island. Its six hospitals are members of the Long Island Health Network (LIHN) and Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. CHS also is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association and Healthcare Association of New York State.
In order to better improve the health and well-being of the surrounding communities, CHS facilities have partnered extensively with local organizations such as civic groups, other hospitals and health care providers, universities, school districts, libraries, senior centers, county health departments, and community health and advocacy agencies. This has resulted in the formation of the Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC), an innovative, bicounty effort to help Long Islanders improve their health.
CHS’s more than 4,600 affiliated physicians play an essential role in the many programs offered across the system. In 2012, CHS launched the CHS Physician Hospital Organization (PHO), in conjunction with LIHN. Under the leadership of and guided by doctors, the CHS PHO will further deliver clinically excellent and value-based medical services to patients.