New York-Presbyterian Hospital 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. 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.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:
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.
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.
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.
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 18th, 2007.
NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL/WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTING SURGICAL TREATMENT OF TYPE 2 DIABETES PROGRAM HOSTS FIRST EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON METABOLIC SURGERY, SEPTEMBER 27-28.
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World-Renowned Glaucoma Researcher and Clinician Named to Top Posts at Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital/ columbia University Medical Center
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