Columbia University Medical Center

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Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System
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Location 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY, United States
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Columbia University
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Founded 1767
Lists Hospitals in the United States
Columbia University Medical Center, aerial view

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is an academic medical center that includes Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health. The campus covers several blocks (primarily between 165th and 169th Streets from the Henry Hudson Parkway to Audubon Avenue) in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, New York City. The site and facilities are shared with the CUMC-affiliated NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which was formerly the independent Presbyterian Hospital. The New York State Psychiatric Institute is also located at CUMC, as are the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and the Audubon Biomedical Research Park.

CUMC was built in the 1920s, on the former site of Hilltop Park, the one-time home stadium of the New York Yankees. The land was donated by Edward Harkness, who also donated much of the cost of the original buildings. Built specifically to house both a medical school and a hospital, it was the first academic medical center in the world. Formerly known as the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC), the name change followed the 1997 formation of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a merger of two medical centers each affiliated with an Ivy League university: CPMC and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, home of Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medical College.

CUMC has an affiliation with Harlem Hospital Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the Isabella Geriatric Center, which are all located in Manhattan, as well as Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY and Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.[1]


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Coordinates: 40°48′27.2″N 73°57′50.7″W / 40.807556°N 73.964083°W / 40.807556; -73.964083