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LIJ, NUMC to expand affiliation?

A North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System hospital

A North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System hospital is seen in Manhasset. (Feb. 7, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Nassau University Medical Center are in talks to expand their affiliation, but the Nassau comptroller said Tuesday he strongly objects to a draft proposal.

NuHealth, which includes NUMC, and North Shore-LIJ, one of the region's biggest health systems, have had a loose affiliation since 2005. The affiliation, which provided the public hospital with some specialists in areas such as pediatrics, radiology and cardiology, ended in June but was extended until next June.

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