10 things to know about NewYork-Presbyterian

One of the most comprehensive academic healthcare delivery systems in the U.S., New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian is routinely recognized as a leader in medical education, research and clinical care.

With roots dating back to 1771, the hospitals that today represent NewYork-Presbyterian are premier healthcare providers to the residents of the New York metropolitan area and pioneers in the field of medicine.

Here are 10 things to know about NewYork-Presbyterian.

1. The formation of the NewYork-Presbyterian. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian’s academic medical center, is the product of the 1998 merger between The Presbyterian Hospital and The New York Hospital. The combined academic medical institutions created the largest hospital system in New York, with more than 2,200 patient beds.

2. Academic affiliations. NewYork-Presbyterian is closely affiliated with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. NewYork-Presbyterian doesn't own the two medical schools. However, it has maintained long-standing relationships with both institutions — two of the most prestigious medical colleges in the nation.

3. Scope of the system. NewYork-Presbyterian operates a six-campus academic medical center, a network of regional hospitals, a physician services organization, and a community and population health program. Each year, the system's 29,000 healthcare professionals provide healthcare services to more than 2 million patients. NewYork-Presbyterian is comprised of four major divisions:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which includes NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, which includes NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortland Manor and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens in Flushing
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services, which connects medical experts with patients in the community to expand coordinated healthcare across the region
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health, encompassing ambulatory care network sites and community healthcare initiatives, including NewYork Quality Care, the accountable care organization jointly established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.

4. Expansion projects. In late January, NewYork-Presbyterian received a gift of $75 million from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to establish a new hospital for pre- and post-natal care. The Alexandra & Steven Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns will be housed in the David H. Koch Center at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell campus, and is expected to be open to patients by 2020. The hospital completed an expansion project in early November in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art radiation oncology center, officially opened Nov. 2. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian recently opened The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen, a completely redesigned and renovated space centered entirely on comprehensive and coordinated spine care, in collaboration with ColumbiaDoctors.

5. National and state rankings. In its 2015-2016 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital No. 1 in New York and No. 7 on the Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties. The hospital is nationally ranked in 15 specialties, including No.1 for psychiatry, No. 3 for cardiology and heart surgery, rheumatology and nephrology, No. 5 for neurology and neurosurgery and No. 6 for diabetes and endocrinology and urology.

6. In the C-suite. NewYork-Presbyterianprides itself on being a physician-led organization. Steven J. Corwin, MD, serves as president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. Dr. Corwin, a cardiologist and internist, earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and completed both his internal medicine residency and cardiology training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He joined the NewYork-Presbyterian team in 1979. Before stepping into his current role at the helm of the hospital, Dr. Corwin served as senior vice president and CMO, where he led the development and implementation of 13 clinical service lines. He also previously served as the organization's executive vice president and COO.

7. Executive leaders. Alongside Dr. Corwin, Laura L. Forese, MD, serves as executive vice president and COO, Maxine Frank is executive vice president, chief legal officer and general counsel and Phyllis R. Lantos is executive vice president, CFO and treasurer.

8. Physician arrangements. NewYork-Presbyterian has a relatively pluralistic vision regarding its relationships with physicians. It includes facility physicians, a number of employed physicians and a significant number of independent physicians that practice across the NewYork-Presbyterian facilities. There are approximately 800 physicians and licensed professionals in the system's rapidly expanding medical groups in and around New York City. NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized for its prestigious clinicians. Most recently, New York Magazine in June named 229 physicians from New York-Presbyterian Hospital to its annual "Best Doctors" list.

9. Environmental sustainability. As part of its commitment to creating a healthier environment for its patients and their communities, NewYork-Presbyterian's Senior Executive Sustainability Committee created NYPgreen. The program development is driven by the Sustainability Council, a multidisciplinary team that includes members from each hospital campus. The Sustainability Committee's main goals for NYPgreen are to reduce waste, conserve energy and minimize the organization's overall environmental footprint. In recognition of these efforts, NewYork-Presbyterian won Energy Star's Partner of the Year Award in 2014.

10. Precision medicine. NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the pioneering institutions in precision medicine research and genomic sequencing. In January 2013, Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian created a precision medicine program that is dedicated to understanding and treating disease through therapies customized to patients' own unique genetic profiles. Mark Rubin, MD, a renowned pathologist and prostate cancer expert, leads the joint program and its research enterprise, the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. NewYork-Presbyterian also operates precision medicine efforts specifically for pediatric care. In January, the Sohn Conference Foundation unveiled The Sohn Precision Medicine Program at Columbia University Medical Center. Over a three-year period, a $1.5 million grant provided by the Sohn Conference Foundation will provide high-risk pediatric cancer patients in New York City with access to the most advanced genomic sequencing technologies.  

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