Orlin & Cohen orthopedic associates partners with Northwell

October 4, 2017


Long Island’s largest private orthopedic practice, Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates, LLP, has joined Northwell Health, expanding the health system’s expertise in musculoskeletal care.

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Associates has 80 health care providers on staff at eight Long Island locations: Garden City, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Merrick, Massapequa, Woodbury and Bohemia. Its 35 board-certified physicians specialize in sports medicine, knee and hip replacement, and treating a range of shoulder, foot, ankle, spine, neck, back, hand and elbow injuries. In addition to orthopedic services, Orlin & Cohen offers in-house diagnostic imaging, physical and occupational rehabilitation, pain management and neurology services.

“We’re thrilled by this extraordinary partnership with Orlin & Cohen and the benefits it brings to the thousands of patients who entrust us with their orthopedic care,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health. “Similar to Northwell Health, Orlin & Cohen has a strong brand with an unmatched reputation for delivering exceptional care and optimizing the patient experience. Strategically, they’re a great fit for our organization. Working together, we’re expanding our provider network and establishing Northwell as the preeminent provider of orthopedic care in the metropolitan region.”

“With 12 hospitals on Long Island and a full continuum of care that benefits people of all ages, Northwell is a great strategic partner who will help support Orlin & Cohen’s continued growth and expansion within and beyond orthopedics,” said Michael S. Passet, CEO of Orlin & Cohen, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Services Facilities. “Both organizations have strong ties to the communities we serve throughout Long Island and a shared commitment to clinical excellence, making this collaboration especially meaningful for both our patients and other community-based providers.”

Mr. Passet will serve as CEO of this new entity, to be called Orlin & Cohen Medical Specialists Group, and will be chiefly responsible for its continued expansion throughout the region.

The partnership between Orlin & Cohen and Northwell will significantly expand the health system’s presence on the south shore of Nassau County, complementing the inpatient services that Northwell offers orthopedic patients at its local hospitals.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and 3,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.  For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.