ECMO News

Nell Pritchard, Breathing Easy

August 9, 2016

Nell Pritchard battled cystic fibrosis her entire life.  She had a fairly normal childhood, despite her disease.  However, in 2011, her condition deteriorated rapidly.  It became clear that her only chance at survival was to receive a lung transplant.  The ECMO team raced against time to stabilize her and transport her to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia for her lifesaving transplant.

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Platinum Center of Excellence Celebration

July 13, 2016

On July 13th, we celebrated NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's recent designation as a Platinum Level Center of Excellence for ECMO. NYP/CUMC is one in only five institutions in the world to receive the Platinum Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

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