Monday, May 31, 2021

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Our Trusted Link for May 2021


New York-Presbyterian Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City is ranked No. 4 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll at US News, No. 1 in its metro area, and is nationally ranked in 15 adult and 8 pediatric specialties. Medical schools at Columbia U. and Cornell U. teach and provide staff for many of its 7 locations. With 20,000 employees, it's one of the world's largest hospitals. 

The New York Hospital was chartered in 1771 by King George III of England. The Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1868, and they merged in 1998. Its two primary locations are the Columbia U. Irving Medical Center on W. 168th St., and the Weill Cornell Medical Center on E. 68th St. in Manhattan. 

Notable Achievements

  • New York Hospital treated more than 3,000 American soldiers during the American Revolution. 
  • First U.S. demonstration of the "Lister method" of antiseptic surgery at the Presbyterian Hospital in 1876. 
  • First human spinal fusion operation to treat scoliosis 1911. 
  • In 1928, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center becomes the first place to combine teaching, research and patient care. 
  • Treatment for bacterial meningitis developed by Dr. Hattie Alexander in 1939. 
  • Long-term plasma storage invented by Dr. Charles Drew, "Father of the Blood Bank" in 1940. 
  • Invention of the "Pap" smear to detect cervical cancer. 
  • Ether analgesia developed in 1954. 
  • Vaccine for Rh disease, in 1968, saves 10,000 babies/year.
  • 1st successful heart transplant for a child.
  • Pioneering work in telemedicine
  • Dalio Center for Health Justice

Publications and Resources

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