About Pharmacy

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the largest, not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital in New York. With more than 2,800 beds, it provides state-of-the art inpatient, ambulatory, and preventive care in all areas of medicine at eight major centers:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center

As one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare institutions in the world, the hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. It ranks 5th on U.S. News & World Report's guide to America's Best Hospitals. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

With our dedicated staff, modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology, commitment to quality care, and role in educating future health-care professionals, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) has earned a reputation as a leader in healthcare. Whether providing specialty care to the tiniest newborns, performing complex cardiothoracic surgery, or offering comprehensive primary care, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital delivers excellence in healthcare with compassion and caring.

The primary mission of the NewYork-Presbyterian Department of Pharmacy is to provide safe, effective, comprehensive pharmacy services at the highest quality to all patient comprehensive health care to its community of patients in association with other health care providers. Our values include: Patient-Centered care, Teamwork, Respect, Innovation, and Engagement.

The Department of Pharmacy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provides service to patients and health care providers all of the hospital centers. Twenty-four hour services are provided in both a centralized and decentralized manner, with satellite pharmacies being strategically located near critical care areas and within the operating rooms.

Department of Pharmacy — Key Statistics in 2018

  • More than 5.5 Medication Orders processed
  • Pharmaceutical Budget exceeded $350 million

Scope of Service

The Department of Pharmacy continually embraces visionary thinking, thoughtful management and new technology to maintain its distinction as a leader in operational and clinical excellence.

Our policies, guidelines, programs and services ensure that patients receive appropriate pharmaceutical care as measured against accepted standards. The quality, effectiveness, and appropriateness of the services are monitored and reviewed by departmental committees and the Formulary and Therapeutics Committee.

The Department of Pharmacy includes well over 400 pharmacists. Clinical and specialty services are provided in various arenas including, but not limited to, drug information, general medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine and several specialty areas (e.g. medicine, cardiothoracic, burn, general surgery, neurosurgery, pediatrics, neonatology), infectious diseases, solid organ transplant, nutrition, oncology, psychiatry, and investigational drug services. The Department of Pharmacy is supported by state of the art automated systems including automated dispensing cabinets, anesthesia workstations, carousels, bar code medication administration, an automated physician order entry system and medical record, and on-line drug information resources.

In addition to general pharmacy (PGY-1) and specialty (PGY-2) residency programs, the department is an accredited provider of ACPE programs, facilitating continuing education and ongoing professional development. The Department of Pharmacy is also affiliated with multiple schools of pharmacy in the New York City area.

In addition to drug management and distribution, including preparation of IV admixtures, preparation of special pediatric dosages, and operating an Investigational Drug Pharmacy, our pharmacists are actively involved in the evaluation of clinical protocols and therapeutic management. Individuals from the Department of Pharmacy are involved in numerous research activities and publish articles and present posters and abstracts at professional meetings.

Training and Educational Programs

The Department of Pharmacy has also established training and education programs to foster the professional development of staff and students.

Residency Training Program

The department offers ASHP accredited general practice residency (PGY-1) and specialty practice residency (PGY-2) programs. These competitive programs enable the residents to put knowledge into practice, while learning from leading pharmacy and medical thought leaders in the country.

External University Affiliations

We offer comprehensive training programs for pharmacy students seeking to gain experience in a large academic medical center. The Department of Pharmacy is currently affiliated with St. John’s University, Long Island University, and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP).

Continuing Education

The Department of Pharmacy is a provider of Pharmacy-based American Council of Pharmaceutical Education programs. In addition, members of the dpartment provided numerous external educational programs on a local, state, and national level.

Other Educational Activities

Members of the department are also involved in the education of medical and nursing students from both Columbia and Cornell Universities as well as house staff, fellows, attending physicians and other health-care professionals within the hospital.

Life in New York City

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is located in New York City, one of the world's foremost capitals of science, culture, arts, and business. With different activities available every day of the week, there are attractions for individuals with varying interests. See a Broadway show, visit museums, go to cultural festivals and enjoy food and music as rich and diverse as the people. Employees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital enjoy discounts on various services such as car rentals, cell phone service, and restaurants, among many others.