NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


Among the world’s major pediatric centers, we’re renowned for our outcomes in care.

NewYork-Presbyterian
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
3959 Broadway (165th Street and Broadway)
New York, NY 10032
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In the vast world of healthcare, nothing can be quite as fulfilling as helping children in times of need. At our hospital, we’re dedicated to making the experience warm and welcoming. We now have the highest case mix index of any pediatric program in the country. That means we’re seeing the largest volume of the sickest patients with the most complex conditions.

Located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan, adjacent to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, we were one of the first (and are currently one of the top-ranked) children's hospitals in the world. We are renowned for our neurologic and cardiac surgery outcomes, as well as our cardiac transplants. The work is intense and inspiring. Through experience and research, we've made extraordinary contributions to the understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.

Capabilities
As a major pediatric teaching hospital, we educate the men and women who’ll soon be leading pediatric nurses, clinicians and researchers. We’re proud to have one of the few Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the nation. We’re also a Level I Trauma Center, designated by the City and State of New York as a Regional Pediatric Trauma Center. In fact, we’re one of only three facilities in New York State to have a center dedicated to the care of injured children.

Unique Factors
As a pioneer in pediatric care for well over a century, we are proud of our many achievements. We are the largest center for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in infants and children. We also house an impressive pediatric tower, which includes over 40 Pediatric Intensive Care beds and a 14 bed Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU.

We’re one of the largest centers for pediatric surgery in the country. We’re also linked to 20 hospitals in the tri state area, supporting them across pediatric specialties. But what does all this offer you? A chance to oversee the many small victories that make a big difference in a life.

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Family Centered Care
We practice Family Centered Care. Our expertise is complemented by specialized programs and services such as parent-to-parent support groups, in which parents and family members can discuss mutual concerns and share information. We’ve also pioneered the idea of Family Centered Rounds. The revolutionary idea: When patients, colleagues, doctors and families come together in the rounding process, it improves communication and promotes more efficient healthcare. We also support many Child Life Programs, which create an environment designed to ease children's fears and provide the emotional and social care that makes the hospital experience as pleasant as possible.

See Family Rounding in action.

New Spaces
In 2011, the new Alexandra and Steven Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department opened its doors and significantly expanded access to the highest level of emergency pediatric care. One of only three Level I pediatric trauma centers in New York State, this new facility is equipped to treat over 60,000 patients annually.

The 25,000-square-foot department more than quadruples our previous space. It was made possible through a $50 million gift from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation, Inc. Interestingly, Mrs. Alexandra Cohen was also born at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, which was then called Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Legendary Procedure
To watch 7-year-old Dorothy McCollum, she certainly doesn’t seem halfhearted. But in fact, she was born that way. One of her two ventricles was undersized and ineffective. Dorothy was only five days old when NYP surgeons performed the first of three challenging operations to literally reinvent her heart. Today, Dorothy is a typical kid. Like many little girls, she loves gymnastics.

Read her story in New York Magazine

Firsts in Research
NYP physician Steven J. Lobritto, MD, Medical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, performed a pilot study whose findings could improve the lives of pediatric liver transplant patients worldwide. His research suggests that children who receive liver tissue from a parent can, in fact, eventually and safely stop using immunosuppression (antirejection) medications.

This discovery has potential applications to countless liver tissue transplant cases. These drugs, which tamp down natural immune function, have been linked to a series of complications that include cancer, diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure. In other words, his work could improve the quality of life for thousands of children.

About the Study
More on Dr. Lobritto’s Work

Expanding Hospital Projects
The NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York is a world-renowned center for treating both critically ill children and high-risk pregnant women. New transformational projects will expand our services for both categories of patients:

  • New Ante Partum Unit – an expansive 18-bed, single room facility for patients and their families, which nearly doubles our current capacity of ante partum beds.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Expansion - new 16-bed facility, which expands our total NICU capacity to an unprecedented 74 beds.

Child Life Department
Our Child Life Specialists are credentialed professionals who strive to make hospitals manageable for children and families. Together, we address emotional, developmental and psychosocial needs. We reduce challenge, frustration and fear with positive coping programs, preparation, education and support. Services include:

  • Pet Therapy Programs: Called “Angels on a Leash,” this program provides weekly visits from therapy dogs to our hospitalized children. The use of therapy dogs has been shown to remarkably reduce stress.
  • CHARNA’s Sibling Program: This free program is designed for school-age children, 5-12, whose siblings are patients at the hospital. We help address the needs of these children within a nurturing and fun environment.
  • Big Apple Clown Care: Big Apple Circus Clowns help to brighten the day of hospitalized children. Their performances provide a welcome relief from day-to-day medical routines.

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