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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell campus.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia campus.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City, composed of two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and the Cornell University Weill Medical Center.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, chartered as "The New York and Presbyterian Hospital" by New York State in 1996, was formed in 1998 with the merger of two large, previously independent hospitals, the New York Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital1. The NYPH system includes a variety of outlying hospitals that had previously been acquired by NYH or Presbyterian; these hospitals stretch throughout the five boroughs, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey. In the name of the hospital, there is no space in "NewYork" in respect to the New York Hospital. NYPH is now the largest private employer in New York City.

The two medical schools remain essentially autonomous, though there is increasing cooperation and coordination of clinical, research, and residency training programs. The hospitals have merged administrations, with Herb Pardes, M.D., leading the combined hospitals since 2001.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the most comprehensive university hospitals in the world, with leading specialists in every field of medicine.

The institution's five main facilities are:

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Awards and recognition

As of 2008, the U.S. News and World Report rankings place NYPH overall as the sixth-best hospital in the United States. Every specialty was ranked in the top 50 by US News, and the following were ranked in the top 10: gynecology (6); heart and heart surgery (6); endocrinology (5); kidney disease (3); neurology and neurosurgery (5); orthopedics (5); respiratory disorders (10); urology (8); and psychiatry (3).[1][2]

Milstein building, Ft Washington Avenue

History

The New York Hospital was founded in 1771 by a Royal Charter granted by King George III of England and became associated with Weill Cornell Medical College upon the latter institution's founding in 1898. It was the second oldest hospital in the United States.

A 1927 endowment of more than $20 million by Payne Whitney expanded the hospital significantly and the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic is named in his honor. Other prominent donors have included Edward S. Harkness and Anna Harkness[3], Howard Hughes, William Randolph Hearst, Harry and Leona Helmsley, Maurice R. Greenberg, and the Baker, Whitney, Lasdon, and Payson families.

The Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1868 by James Lenox, a New York philanthropist and was associated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1925 the Sloane Hospital for Women, a leader in obstetrics and gynecology that had been founded in 1886, was incorporated.[4]

New York Hospital was the subject of a lawsuit from the family of Libby Zion, a young woman admitted in 1984 who died while under the care of hospital residents. An investigation by the New York state Health Commissioner, the Bell Commission, led to restrictions on the number of hours residents could work and required oversight of their care by accredited physicians. These reforms have since been adopted nationwide.[5] On January 1, 1998, The New York Hospital announced its merger with The Presbyterian Hospital to create NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System

For more information, see NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System

The hospital, along with Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, runs the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, a network of independent, cooperating, acute-care and community hospitals, continuum-of-care facilities, home-health agencies, ambulatory sites, and specialty institutes in the New York metropolitan area.

NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medical Services

A NewYork-Presbyterian ambulance.

NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medical Services (NYP-EMS) is the largest hospital-based ambulance service in the City of New York. Since 1981, NYP-EMS has been one of the largest participants in the New York City 911 system. NYP-EMS also operates critical care transport ambulances throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area. The service is licensed to operate in the 5 counties of New York City, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York, and in the state of New Jersey for Basic Life Support and Specialty Care Transport. In addition to providing emergency and non-emergency ambulance services, either through the New York City 911 system on through the NYP-EMS Communications Center at Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYP-EMS provides stand-by EMS services for events throughout the New York City area, including the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the NYC Triathlon.

NYP-EMS is also a New York State Department of Health-approved training center for EMT and Paramedic programs, several of which are approved for college-level credit by the New York State Department of Education. NYP-EMS operates one of the largest American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care training centers in New York.

NYP-EMS also maintains a Special Operations team trained in hazardous materials decontamination and technical rescue. This team, accompanied by several Weill Cornell Physicians, provided rescue and relief support on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Most recently, the team decontaminated 28 patients after the 2007 New York City steam explosion in Midtown Manhattan on July 18, 2007.

The five main facilities

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The Allen Hospital

The Allen Hospital is located in northern Inwood, Manhattan. The General Surgery Group of The Allen Hospital specialize the treatment of hernia. It is recognized as a center of excellence for the surgical management of gallbladder disease. Many events also take place at the Allen for entertainment such as belly dancing, Tai Chi, needle art, and more. It also has the Mila Conanan Memorial Chapel, named after Mila P. Conanan, who had been on the medical center staff for 20 years and the operating rooms director at the Allen Pavilion for three years before her passing in 1990.

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Located on 3959 Broadway (165th Street and Broadway), New York, New York, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. They are especially known for their expertise in pediatric heart surgery. It was listed on the 2009 U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Children's Hospitals" "Honor Roll" and one of only 10 children's hospitals in the nation to be ranked in all 10 clinical specialties.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is located on 630 West 168th Street in New York, New York. It contains an Emergency Room, an eye institute, a chapel, a garden, and more. It is situated on a 20-acre campus in the Washington Heights community of Manhattan and comprising roughly half of Columbia University's nearly $3 billion annual budget, it provides leadership in scientific research, medical education, and more.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center was founded in 1898, and has been affiliated with what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927. It is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the United States of America. The Medical College is divided into 20 academic departments. Also housed here is the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. Located at 525 East 68th Street on the Upper East Side in Manhattan (E.68th and York Avenue), New York, New York, the Komansky Center for Children's Health is a full-service pediatric "hospital within a hospital." The Komansky Center was listed on the 2009 U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Children's Hospitals" "Honor Roll" and one of only 10 children's hospitals in the nation to be ranked in all 10 clinical specialties.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division

Trivia

The following high-profile individuals have died at this hospital:

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