Season Two of "NY Med" Premiering This Week on ABC
Eight-part docudrama filmed at NewYork-Presbyterian features gripping patient stories from one of the nation’s busiest hospitals
Jun 25, 2014
“NY Med,” the hit television series filmed at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, returns to television this week. The second season of the series will premiere tomorrow, Thursday, June 26, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time on ABC and will run for eight weeks.
The all-new series takes an intimate look at life inside one of the busiest and largest hospitals in the nation. An ABC News crew spent a year filming the 24/7 action at the hospital, interviewing patients, family members, physicians, and nurses in emergency rooms, operating rooms, doctors’ offices, and waiting areas. The result is an extraordinary blend of dramatic and poignant medical stories, told through the voices of patients and loved ones who are facing major life challenges and the medical professionals who make up the close-knit family at NewYork-Presbyterian.
Among the doctors and nurses making return appearances in this year’s series are heart surgeons Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Argenziano, and Dr. Len Girardi, neurosurgeon Dr. Guy McKhann, and emergency medicine physicians Dr. Alexis Halpern and Dr. Michael Stern.
Newcomers include heart surgeon Dr. Mathew Williams, kidney transplant surgeon Dr. Sandip Kapur, urologist Dr. Darius Paduch, neurosurgeon Dr. Phil Stieg, and lung surgeon Dr. Nasser Altorki.
“The first series of ‘NY Med’ vividly showcased the outstanding, cutting-edge medical care we provide,” says Dr. Steven J. Corwin, chief executive officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “More importantly, every episode reflected our hospital culture of caring and compassion, and the dedication of our physicians, nurses, and staff. We look forward to this second season, and we thank our patients and their families for the privilege of caring for them and for sharing their stories during such a vulnerable time in their lives.”
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals, with some 2,600 beds. In 2013, the Hospital had nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits, including 14,600 deliveries and 311,731 visits to its emergency departments. More than 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at six major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. 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.
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