NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) is one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare institutions in the world and the largest hospital in New York City with leading specialists in every field of medicine and a total of 2,242 beds. NYPH’s Centers of Excellence are unsurpassed in quality and attract patients from the extended New York Metropolitan region, as well as from around the world. Cardiac care, pediatrics, burn care, trauma, women’s health, liver disease, transplant surgery and psychiatry are among NYPH’s renowned Centers of Excellence.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked higher in more specialties than any other hospital in the New York area by US News and World Report. In 2010, for the tenth year in a row, NYPH was included in the US News Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, ranking in 15 adult and 10 pediatric specialties.
The more recent history of NYPH dates to December 31, 1997, when The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian Hospital merged to form NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). The merger combined these two institutions that had their own long and distinguished histories. The New York Hospital, the second oldest hospital in the United States, was founded in 1771 by a Royal Charter granted by King George III of England. In 1927, New York Hospital affiliated with Cornell University. The merged NYPH has two principal academic affiliates: Weill Cornell Medical College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Although the hospitals merged, the medical colleges have not.
As a consequence of the merger, the medical center, formerly known as the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, now has the name Weill Cornell Medical Center (WCMC). Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with a psychiatric hospital (The Westchester Division) in White Plains, WCMC is an 1,156 bed academic medical center with 49,798 admissions and 72,239 emergency room visits annually. WCMC has state of the art inpatient and ambulatory-care facilities. It offers a full range of primary, specialty and subspecialty care for children and adults and has 55 graduate medical education programs that are among select preferred destinations for graduates of WCM-Q seeking high-quality residency training programs.