New York

Susan Mitnick
Tel: (518) 473-7019

From our majestic mountains, cities and lakes to our pastoral farmlands and vineyards, New York State has it all!

So Much to See, So Much to Do!

Sophisticated cities, charming towns, quaint villages, and rural and wilderness settings throughout New York offer a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities amid some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. Along with vast open spaces, lush forests, mountains, rivers and lakes, and hundreds of miles of ocean and coastal beaches, New York has some of the most picturesque and vibrant geography in all of the United States.

Many of the nation's cleanest, safest, most beautiful, and least-stressful cities and towns are located in New York. New Yorkers enjoy culture, museums, golf, professional sports, horse racing, theater and world-class entertainment. Consider New York State for your residence and discover a superior quality of life.

Did you know, for example, that New York has more ski areas than any other state? 

From New York City to Niagara Falls, and from the historic Hudson Valley to the magnificent Adirondack Mountains, New York offers attractions and events to suit every taste. Outdoor parks cover more than one-fifth of the state's land area. At over six million acres, New York’s Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic Parks combined. It makes up 85 percent of all wilderness land in the eastern United States and has over 6,713 natural ponds, lakes, and reservoirs of one acre or more. In contrast, each year, 1.6 billion people ride the New York subway system, the largest mass transit system in the world with 842 miles of track. That’s five turnstile spins for every man, woman and child in the U.S.

Ready to get out there and explore New York? Find out more about cultural activities, weather, climate, and events you really should not miss at


Specialties Sought

New York is seeking all qualified healthcare professionals, primarily General Practitioners, Nurses, Dentists and Behavioral Health Specialists. We also post opportunities for clinicians and administrative and ancillary positions in all regions of New York.


Dental Recruiting

Our state does not currently recruit Dentists. For Dental opportunities, please contact:


Mental Health Recruiting

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Registered Nurse Recruiting

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J1 Waivers:

The New York State Department of Health sponsors 30 physicians each year for J-1 visa waivers under the New York “State 30” Program. Applications submitted by the deadline (usually late November/early December) are reviewed on a competitive basis with final decisions being made by March. The program does not provide direct recruitment services for J-1 candidates.

This program is open to all specialties.  Candidates must agree to practice, or serve populations residing, in federally designated underserved areas in New York State for three years if granted a waiver and H-1B visa by U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services.   The Program Information Bulletin and application materials can be found at:

J1 Contact Information

Steve Swanson
New York State Department of Health
Tower Bldg Room 1695
Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12237-0001
Phone: (518) 473-7019
Fax: (518) 486-7835
New York State Department of Health

Rochester Wins Title of Best Tasting Water in New York State

Fort Plain Takes Second Place in 27th Annual Competition

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 30, 2013) – The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that the City of Rochester has claimed the top spot in the New York State Drinking Water Taste Test. The Village of Fort Plain was the runner-up.

The results were announced at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, where the final round was held. Approximately 250 fairgoers selected the winner from ten water systems that had won regional contests.

The 27th annual contest was sponsored by DOH under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreement with the Department's Environmental Health Specialist Water Program.

"It is essential for all New Yorkers to have access to clean and healthy water," said State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. "This friendly competition highlights the efforts of communities and their partners who go above and beyond to deliver safe, great tasting water to the taps of millions of homes and businesses throughout the state. Congratulations to Rochester and Fort Plain and all of this year's competitors."

The City of Rochester's 210,000 residents consume an average of 21.1 million gallons of water per day, produced by its Hemlock Filtration Plant. The source of this water comes from Hemlock and Canadice Lakes.

The New York State Drinking Water Taste Test is a non-scientific competition intended to highlight the importance of taste and quality in drinking water, a vital public health resource. Tap water that tastes great encourages New Yorkers to choose a drink that is healthy, affordable, convenient, and environmentally friendly. DOH has regulatory oversight of all public drinking water systems in New York State.

The ten finalists competing in the championship round were: Village of Arcade (Wyoming County), Village of Barneveld (Oneida County), Bolton Point Water System (Tompkins), Town of Conklin (Broome County), Village of Fort Plain (Montgomery County), Town of Guilderland (Albany County), Village of Hoosick Falls (Rensselaer County), Village of Mount Vernon (Westchester County), New York City, and Rochester (Monroe County).

Susan Mitnick
NYS Dept. of Health
Tower Bldg Room 1696
Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12237-0001
Phone: (518) 473-7019
Fax: (518) 486-7835
New York State Department of Health


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