A brief oveview of Lower Manhattan's Only Hospital
New York Downtown Hospital is the only hospital south of 14th Street in Manhattan. As such, it plays a critical role in the communities it serves, which include the Financial District; Chinatown; Battery Park City; Little Italy; TriBeCa; City Hall; Police Plaza; the Federal, State and City Courthouse complex; and the rapidly expanding residential community of Lower Manhattan. In addition, an increasing number of patients from SoHo, Greenwich Village, Union Square and the Lower West Side are relying on the Hospital for emergency, medical, obstetrical and surgical services following the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital.
A community teaching hospital, New York Downtown offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, as well as community outreach and education. It is also a leader in the field of wellness and prevention, emergency preparedness and disaster management. Downtown Hospital is an academic affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a member of the prestigious NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
Each year, the Hospital has more than 42,000 emergency room visits, 105,000 outpatient visits, 12,000 inpatients, 7,200 outpatient surgeries, and delivers 2,800 babies.
New York Downtown Hospital is certified as a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and has been recognized in the “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report (August 2011) for the second year in a row for its achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. New York Downtown Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. In addition, the Hospital has Centers of Excellence in Cardiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Joint Replacement and Revision Surgery, Spine Surgery, Wound Care and Vascular Surgery.