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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Stars in ABC News Documentary Series "NY MED"

Eight-Part Series Chronicles Life Inside One of the Nation's Busiest Hospitals

NEW YORK (Jun 27, 2012)

Premieres Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 PM/ET on ABC

"NY Med," the eight-part television series from ABC News, chronicles the 24/7 drama of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. The documentary from the award winning producers of "Hopkins" and "Boston Med," scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 PM/ET on ABC, takes a raw and intimate look at life inside the most famous hospital in America's largest city.

"NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital relies on extraordinary and dedicated physicians, nurses, and staff to deliver the best in care and caring. Our patients and their families come from near and far to find the help they need to face the most challenging and complex medical problems, and we are focused on providing them with the highest quality and most compassionate care," says Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "NewYork-Presbyterian is proud of our amazing Hospital team and all who were involved in the making of this informative and poignant program."

For a full year, ABC cameras had unprecedented access to the day-to-day drama at Columbia and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, the crown jewels of the prestigious NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, documenting the medical miracles that occur in these world-class facilities.

"NY Med" follows the real-life surgeons, residents, nurses and hospital staff who try to change the trajectory of lives by relying on sheer medical brilliance and a healthy dose of old fashioned good luck. The series, which will run from July 10 - August 28, features the hospital's top doctors, among them world-class heart surgeon and television personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz and the dedicated nurses who are the backbone of any hospital.

"Real and riveting, 'NY Med' is sure to enlighten, engage and inspire viewers this summer," said ABC News President Ben Sherwood.

Among the 'stars' of the series are Dr. Anthony Watkins, one of the most heralded new talents in transplant surgery; Marina Dedivanovic,RN, a Bronx-born ER nurse who handles the most difficult situation with skill and compassion; and Dr. Leonard Girardi, a noted heart surgeon.

"NY Med" provides an extraordinary look inside the non-stop action of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, merging dramatic medical stories and intricate procedures with the banter of the very human people who make up this close-knit family of medical professionals.

The stories told in "NY Med" are gripping, honest and all too real. The emotional tale of an expectant mother who learns her baby has so many heart abnormalities that only a miracle worker could hope to save him. A competitive collegiate swimmer whose arm is badly damaged in a car crash and needs an expert nerve graft surgery to restore its motion and her dream of returning to the pool. A man with pernicious liver disease whose only hope is a liver transplant and only wish is to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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