General Information About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive hospitals in the nation, with more than 2,600 beds. With renowned specialists incorporating every field of medicine, the Hospital provides efficient and cost-effective health care at six major centers. Weill Cornell Medical Center, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and Columbia University Medical Center, located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, are two of the leading academic medical centers in the world, providing state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, also located in Washington Heights, is one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, providing care in all pediatric subspecialties. The Allen Hospital, which is located in the Inwood section of Manhattan, is a full-service community teaching hospital serving the neighborhoods of both northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Lower Manhattan Hospital offers a comprehensive range of patient services and is the only acute care facility serving the people who live, work and visit south of 14th Street. The Westchester Division, located in White Plains, New York, provides services to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with psychiatric, behavioral and emotional disorders. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of New York’s largest hospitals with more than 123,810 discharges, 1,709,145 ambulatory care visits and 276,067 emergency visits annually. The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons are the principal academic affiliates of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. With these two Ivy League medical school affiliates, the Hospital is committed to pursuing clinical excellence, engaging in groundbreaking biomedical research, offering outstanding medical education, and providing prevention and wellness services to the community.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was established in 1997 by the merger of The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian Hospital, combining two world-class academic healthcare institutions with long and distinguished histories. The New York Hospital, the oldest hospital in New York City, and the second oldest hospital in the country, was founded in 1771 by a Royal Charter granted by King George III of England. The Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1869 by James Lenox, a prominent New Yorker devoted to public and private philanthropy. As a merged institution, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital continues a tradition of providing high-quality, comprehensive and patient-centered care. Ranked sixth on the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s Guide to “America’s Best Hospitals”, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is recognized as one of the foremost academic medical centers in the world and is the top-ranked hospital in New York State.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has several specialty areas of excellence which provide clinical care and research benefiting not only the residents of the New York City metropolitan region, but patients from other parts of the country and around the world. Among them are: AIDS care, behavioral health, burn center, cancer care, cardiac care, children’s health, digestive diseases, geriatric care, neurological care, transplant medicine and women’s health. The Hospital’s faculty combine active clinical practice with pioneering research, which means that future health professionals receive the finest education available, and patients are offered up-to-date medical expertise.
To help meet the needs of residents throughout the metropolitan area, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has developed the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, which serves residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, as well as Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and several upstate New York counties. Members of the System include acute care and community hospitals, continuum-of-care facilities, home health agencies, ambulatory sites, and specialty institutes committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective and conveniently accessible care to the communities they serve. Each member of the System is an affiliate of either Weill Cornell Medical College or Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Application information for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship Program is available on the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship Program website at www.nyp.org/nutrition or may be requested from:
Coleen Liscano, MS, RD, CSP, CDN, CNSC, IBCLC
Dietetic Internship Program Administrator
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street, Box 92
New York, New York 10065
Tel. #: 212-746-0836