Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
is a leading pediatric hospital
in New York City
. It is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
and Columbia University Medical Center
and is located in the Washington Heights
neighborhood of upper Manhattan
. Although the hospital traces its roots to the establishment of Columbia University
's (then King's College) Department of Pediatrics in 1767, it was officially founded as Babies' Hospital in 1887. It is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best children's hospitals.
One of the first children's hospitals in the U.S.
, the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has been the site of many pediatric medical breakthroughs. Hospital physicians were the first to identify the difference between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis
, and to develop the sweat test
for cystic fibrosis. Other achievements include the first description of persistent fetal circulation syndrome, the development of continuous positive alveolar pressure (CPAP) as a treatment for premature infants, the creation of the Apgar score
and the performance of the world's first pediatric heart transplant.
Today, the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is ranked among the top ten pediatric hospitals in the country and the only children's hospital in New York City to be named an Honor Roll hospital by U.S. News and World Report
in 2010. The hospital provides leading care in all pediatric specialties, and is internationally recognized for its expertise in... Read More