10 Things to Know About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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One of the oldest hospitals in the country and a cradle for medical and surgical innovation, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is at the heart of top-tier care in the United States.

Here are 10 things to know about NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

1. Steven Corwin, MD, serves as CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He succeeded Herbert Pardes, MD, in June 2011. Robert Kelly, MD, is the hospital's president.

2. Phyllis Lantos is the executive vice president, treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She has been CFO since 2000.

3. NewYork-Presbyterian is the largest non-profit, nonsectarian hospital in the United States with 2,409 beds. It is comprised of five major centers, including The Allen Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Westchester Division.

4. Including housestaff, NewYork-Presbyterian has almost 20,000 full-time equivalent employees. It also has more than 6,100 affiliated physicians.

5. According to the most recent financial data at the American Hospital Directory, NewYork-Presbyterian posted total revenue of $8.25 billion in 2011. Net income totaled $312.1 million for a 3.8 percent operating margin.

6. In 2011, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital recorded more than 117,000 inpatient discharges, more than 1.49 million outpatient visits and more than 204,000 emergency department visits. Physicians also delivered more than 12,500 babies.

7. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked as the best hospital in New York and New York City, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is also nationally ranked in 14 adult and nine pediatric specialties and is an "Honor Roll" hospital, ranked seventh overall across the country.

8. NewYork-Presbyterian is the result of a 1998 merger between The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian Hospital, two of the oldest hospitals in the country. The New York Hospital was founded in 1771 after King George III granted a royal charter, but it didn't actually open until after the Revolutionary War in 1791. The Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1868.

9. A slew of medical firsts and breakthroughs have occurred at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital over the years. For example, in 1940, the hospital was the site of the first successful catheterization of the human heart.

10. Other "firsts" that took place at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital include the first use of the Agpar score to measure how well a newborn is doing, the first successful heart transplant in a child and the first use of the Pap test.

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