As the 2nd biggest country in the world after Tokyo, New York has plenty of everything, including hospitals. With hundreds, if not thousands of operational facilities, the city also boasts some of the most incredible hospitals in the world. Find out about some of them right here.
Founded in the Harlem area of the city in 1887, Harlem Hospital Center as it is officially known is rather on the small side with only 272 beds. However it is well-known for its burns and skin graft specialists, and also for its beautiful murals. Commissioned in 1936, these were recently digital restored in 2012 using glass to make them enjoyable both from the street and for the patients and workers inside.
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital
With nearly 2,500 beds, this impressive hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the whole US, as well as one of the busiest. In fact it is also one of the largest private employers in the city of New York too. One of the reasons that it is so large, is that is formed from a merger of 2 formerly separate hospitals in 1998. The New York Hospital was founded in 1771, and the Presbyterian in 1868. The hospital is made up of 6 main facilities throughout the boroughs of the city.
Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan)
The Mount Sinai Hospital can be found in the prestigious Manhattan area of New York, and has been serving its residents since it was first founded in 1852. It is noted as being one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States too, but it also boasts one of the most incredible locations too. Situated right on the eastern edge of Central Park at the 100th Street and 5th Avenue, it has to have one of the most impressive addresses of any hospital. Perhaps the London Bridge Hospital with its well-known myeloma specialists across the Pond can rival this, but certainly no other New York hospital can!
NYU Langone Medical Center
Affiliated with New York University this academic medical centre is made up of the NYU School of Medicine, and 3 separate hospitals; Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to this it operates ambulatory facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Originally founded in 1841, this medical centre has over 1000 beds and a strong tradition of treating urgent public health issues including diphtheria, tuberculosis and Hepatitis B.
Bellevue Hospital Center
Known officially as NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue since 2015 but known and called by everybody else the Bellevue Hospital Center, this is the oldest public hospital in the United States. Founded in 1736, this is another hospital which is affiliated with New York University. With around 1200 beds, over 300 of which are for psychiatric patients, it has been serving the citizens of New York for nearly 300 years!