NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

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NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City affiliated with two Ivy League medical schools: Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and Cornell University's Weill Medical College. It is composed of two distinct medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. A major international and regional referral center, the hospital is considered among the best in the world and is currently ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

History and structure

The New York Hospital was founded in 1771 by a Royal Charter granted by King George III of England and became associated with Weill Cornell Medical College upon the latter institution's founding in 1898. It was the second oldest hospital in the United States.

A 1927 endowment of more than $20 million by Payne Whitney expanded the hospital significantly and the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic is named in his honor. Other prominent donors have included Edward S. Harkness and Anna Harkness,The Exeter Bulletin, Fall 2006, p.28 Howard Hughes, William Randolph Hearst, Harry and Leona Helmsley, Maurice R. Greenberg,...
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