Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital
|Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility|
|New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation|
|Location||1 Main Street, New York, NY, United States|
|Beds||1,025 (Coler Campus)
991 (Goldwater Campus)
Chronic medical ventilator-dependent care (Goldwater Campus)
|Founded||1939 (Welfare Hospital for Chronic Disease)
1952 (Bird S. Coler Hospital)
|Lists||Hospitals in the United States|
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility (also known as Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital) was a 2016-bed chronic care facility on New York City's Roosevelt Island that provided services such as rehabilitation and specialty nursing. The hospital was formed in 1996 by the merger of two separate chronic care hospitals on Roosevelt Island: Goldwater Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1939 as the Welfare Hospital for Chronic Disease on a 9.9 acre (4.0 hectare) tract just south of the Queensboro Bridge; and Bird S. Coler Hospital, which opened in 1952 and occupies most of the north tip of the island. The Welfare Hospital was renamed for Dr. S.S. Goldwater, the New York City Hospitals Commissioner responsible for the hospital complex master plan, in 1942. The hospital included a Medical Library.
The hospitals were built on city-owned land, and Goldwater south campus closed at the end of 2013. Hospitals on the south side are to be the site of a new Cornell NYC Tech campus, which is beginning demolition and construction in 2014. Plans to close the hospital and relocate its patients were first announced in 2010. The hostital closed on December 31, 2013, and demolition was underway by mid-January 2014 with the removal of asbestos. City officials say there are no immediate plans to close the north campus.
- New York Health and Hospitals Corporation webpage for Coler-Goldwater Hospital
- Official website -- "Our History"
- Hog Farm to Prison / Hospital to Tech Campus, Main Street Wire, page 21. "Cornell wins NYC science-campus competition" By Samantha Gross, Associated Press. 19 December 2011
- Main Street Wire.
- JOSEPH DE AVILA and MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL (2011-12-17). "Stanford Drops City Bid". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-12-20.