NewYork-Presbyterian is designated a Platinum Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization — the highest honor, and is currently only awarded to 23 institutions worldwide.
NewYork-Presbyterian was one of the earliest institutions to provide Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to children in 1983. It has since grown into the largest infant and pediatric ECMO center in the tri-state area, led by Drs. Eva Cheung, and Umesh Joashi. NewYork-Presbyterian is the only institution in the tri-state area designated a Platinum Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. It is the highest honor, signifying a commitment to exceptional care in ECMO, and is currently only awarded to 23 institutions worldwide. As Medical Director of Pediatric ECMO at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Dr. Cheung conducts research on ECMO and quality improvement in pediatric cardiac critical care units (Stephens EH, Shakoor A, Jacobs SE, Okochi S, Zenilman AL, Middlesworth W, Kalfa D, Chai PJ, Chaves DV, Bacha E, Cheung EW. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020;11(2):183-191).
Emergency Transfer Program
As a major national and international referral center for children and adults with congenital heart disease, NewYork-Presbyterian offers a physician access transfer program – 1-800-NYP-STAT – to coordinate patient transfers when tertiary and quaternary care are required. We have the ability to transport the sickest children via our ECMO transport program.