NY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
One of the best hospitals in the city, New York-Presbyterian has affiliations with not one but two Ivy League medical schools, offers the gamut of medical treatments, and boasts the largest hospital-based emergency service in the city. It is located at 630 West 168th Street, on the Upper West Side. Many American icons—including Malcolm X , Andy Warhol, Jim Henson, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—have drawn their last breaths within its walls, giving it a rich supply of spirit energy. With such credentials, it’s no wonder that New York-Presbyterian is where both the mundane and supernatural denizens of the city go when they aren’t feeling well.
The New York Hospital was founded in 1771 by Edinburgh graduate Samuel Bard. It received a Royal Charter granted by King George III of Great Britain and became associated with Weill Cornell Medical College upon the latter institution’s founding in 1898. It is the second oldest hospital in the United States, after Pennsylvania Hospital (1751). The Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1868 by James Lenox, a New York philanthropist and was associated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1925 the Sloane Hospital for Women, a leader in obstetrics and gynecology that had been founded in 1886, was incorporated. New York–Presbyterian Hospital, chartered as The New York and Presbyterian Hospital by the State of New York in 1996, was formed in 1998 with the merger of two large, previously independent hospitals, the New York Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital.