In 1909 William Van Duzer Lawrence recognized the need for an outstanding community hospital after his son fell ill with appendicitis and had to be transported by baggage car to New York City. Following his son’s complete recovery, he purchased the land and donated the funds to build Lawrence Hospital.
More than a century later, the hospital now known as NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester is a 288-bed facility, which joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014. The partnership offers patients at NYP Westchester access to medical expertise, programs, and research. Formerly NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, the hospital was renamed NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester in 2022 to reflect our continued expansion and commitment to the Westchester community.
To meet the needs of a growing and diverse population, NYP Westchester has initiated several capital improvement projects which provide upgrades and new services throughout the Hospital including a state-of-the-art Cancer Center and Operating Room Suites, the NewYork-Presbyterian Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Center for Sleep Medicine.
We have recruited an experienced staff of talented doctors and nurses with training from the finest institutions in the world, including primary care physicians and specialists from ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a multi-specialty physician practice. These experts have access to the latest clinical information technologies and high-tech equipment to give patients innovative and modern care close to home.
Further, NYP Westchester is a leader in stroke care as the hospital has been designated a New York State Stroke Center by meeting stringent requirements for speed and quality of care. The Stroke program has also received the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke™ Honor Roll. We have also earned important certifications such as Breast Imaging and Bariatric Centers of Excellence. Our cancer center offers infusion, radiation therapy, surgical and support services, and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation.
As an indicator of our growth, NYP Westchester provides emergency care to approximately 42,000 individuals annually in our emergency department. We also deliver nearly 1,300 babies each year. New parents and their families enjoy their home away from home in our spa-like Center for Maternal-Child Health which features private rooms with showers, flat screen TVs, and free Internet access.
Our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health. At NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester, we put patients first.