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A History of Caring for New York’s Children

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics — from complex neonatal and critical care to all pediatric subspecialties — in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting.

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital can trace its roots to Babies Hospital, which was founded in 1887 as the first dedicated hospital for children in New York City. Located in a brownstone on Lexington Avenue and 55th Street, the facility received its name because care was focused on the first three years of life, when mortality in children at that time was at its highest.

Today, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is Manhattan's only hospital dedicated solely to the care of children and one of the largest providers of children's health services in the tri-state area, with a long-standing commitment to its community. Our children's hospital is also a major international referral center, from newborn care to children's cancer care, we provide care from infancy through adolescence worldwide.

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Disney's Commitment to Children's Hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is excited to be one of the first children’s hospitals to work with Disney to bring new magic and wonderment to the patient journey. Through this collaboration, NewYork-Presbyterian will be able to bring the best of Disney to patients and their families.

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Awards & Recognition

ECMO Excellence

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is one of five ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) programs in the world designated as a Platinum Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for Excellence in Life Support.

Children's Surgery and Trauma center

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is verified as a Level 1 Children's Surgery Center and Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest level designations by the American College of Surgeons. We are the only children's hospital in New York State with both designations.

Baby Friendly USA

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has been awarded the Baby Friendly Hospital designation by the accrediting body and national authority Baby-Friendly USA.

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