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. A teaching hospital is a Hospital that in addition to delivering medical care to patients also provides Clinical education and training to future and current doctors The City of New York Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Columbia University Medical Center is the name of the medical complex associated with Columbia University, and covers several blocks (primarily between 165th and 168th Streets The Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, formerly named the Joan and Sanford I
New York-Presbyterian Hospital was formed in 1998 with the merger of two large, previously independent hospitals, the New York Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital1. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) 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. 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, themselves, have merged administrations, with Herb Pardes, M. Dr Herbert Pardes is the CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. D. , having led the hospital system since the merger.
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:
As of 2007, the U.S. News and World Report rankings place NYPH overall as the sixth-best hospital in the United States. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York is a Pediatric hospital in New York City. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Every specialty was ranked by US News, and the following were ranked in the top 10: gynecology (5); heart and heart surgery (6); endocrinology (5); kidney disease (2); neurology and neurosurgery (3); urology (6); pediatrics (8); and psychiatry (4). Gynaecology or gynecology (see spelling differences) refers to the surgical specialty dealing with health of the female reproductive system ( Uterus The heart is a muscular organ in all Vertebrates responsible for pumping Blood through the Blood vessels by repeated rhythmic Cardiac surgery is Surgery on the Heart and/or Great vessels performed by a Cardiac surgeon. Endocrinology (from Greek grc ἔνδον endon, "within" grc κρῑνω krīnō, "to separate" and grc -λογία The kidneys are complicated organs that have numerous biological roles Neurosurgery is the surgical discipline focused on treating those central, Peripheral nervous system and spinal column diseases amenable to surgical Urology is the branch of Surgery that focuses on the Urinary tracts of males and females and on the reproductive system of males Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics) is the branch of Medicine that deals with the medical care of Infants Children and Adolescents Psychiatry is a medical specialty which exists to study, prevent, and treat Mental disorders in Humans Psychiatric 
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. Year 1771 ( MDCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a A Royal Charter is a Charter granted by the Sovereign on the advice of the Privy council to legitimize an incorporated body such as a city company George III (George William Frederick 4 June 1738 George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdom much of the rest of Europe and places The Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, formerly named the Joan and Sanford I Year 1898 ( MDCCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 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. William Payne Whitney ( March 20, 1876 - May 25, 1927) was a wealthy American businessman and member of the influential Whitney At his death in 1927 Payne Whitney bestowed the funds to build and endow the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic ( PWC) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Other prominent donors include Howard Hughes, William Randolph Hearst, Harry and Leona Helmsley, Maurice R. Greenberg, and the Baker, Whitney, Lasdon, and Payson families. Howard Robard Hughes Jr (December 24 1905 – April 5 1976 was an American Aviator, Industrialist, Film producer / director, Philanthropist For other people named William Randolph Hearst see William Randolph Hearst (disambiguation William Randolph Hearst I (April 29 1863 &ndash Maurice R "Hank" Greenberg (born May 4, 1925 in New York City) is an American Businessman and former chairman and CEO of
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. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap James Lenox ( 19 August 1800 - 17 February 1880) was an American Bibliophile and Philanthropist, born in New York City Philanthropy is the act of donating money goods services time and/or effort to support a socially beneficial cause with a defined objective and with no financial or material Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, abbreviated P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University located on the health sciences campus in the In 1925 the Sloane Hospital for Women, a leader in obstetrics and gynecology that had been founded in 1886, was incorporated. The Sloane Hospital for Women is the Obstetrics and Gynecology service within New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics (from the Latin obstare, "to stand by" is the surgical speciality dealing with the care of a woman and her offspring during Pregnancy Gynaecology or gynecology (see spelling differences) refers to the surgical specialty dealing with health of the female reproductive system ( Uterus 
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. Libby Zion law or the Libby law refers to a regulation that limits the amount of residents work in hospitals 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. 
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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. The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System is a network of independent cooperating acute-care and community hospitals continuum-of-care facilities home-health agencies ambulatory The Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, formerly named the Joan and Sanford I Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, abbreviated P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University located on the health sciences campus in the
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. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is an annual noncompetitive series produced by the Avon Foundation (a 501(c(3 public charity which offers women and men of all fitness
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. The Emergency Medical Technician ( EMT) exists in many countries and is a health care provider trained to provide prehospital emergency medical care A paramedic is a medical professional usually a member of the emergency medical service, who primarily provides Pre-hospital advanced medical and NYP-EMS operates one of the largest American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care training centers in New York. The American Heart Association (AHA is a Non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate
NYP-EMS also maintains a Special Operations team trained in hazardous materials decontamination and technical rescue. A dangerous good is any Solid, Liquid, or Gas that can harm people other living Organisms property or the environment Technical rescue refers to those aspects of saving life or property that employ the use of tools and skills that exceed those normally reserved for Fire fighting, Medical 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. The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States Most recently, the team decontaminated 28 patients after the 2007 New York City steam explosion in Midtown Manhattan on July 18th, 2007. The July 18, 2007 New York City steam explosion sent a geyser of hot steam up from beneath a busy intersection with a 40-story-high shower of mud and flying See also Manhattan Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial
The following high-profile individuals have died at this hospital:
For many years, heiress Sunny von Bülow was hospitalized there in a persistent vegetative state. Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little; May 19 1925 February 21 1965 also known as El-Hajj Malik El- Shabazz, was an African American For other uses of "Henson" see Henson. James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24 1936 &ndash May 16 1990 was one of The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Joey Ramone ( May 19 1951 – April 15 2001) born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and Songwriter best Martha Sharp Crawford von Bülow (born September 1, 1932 in Manassas Virginia) is an American Heiress and was a Socialite A persistent vegetative state (PVS is a condition of patients with severe Brain damage in whom Coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without detectable