Doctors Hospital (Manhattan)

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Doctors Hospital was a hospital located at 170 East End Avenue, between 87th and 88th Streets opposite Gracie Mansion in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. It served as the primary maternity hospital for uptown Manhattan births (Manhattan General served as such for downtown Manhattan). It was also known as a "fashionable treatment center for the well-to-do."[1]

History[edit]

The 14 floor Hospital was founded in 1929 as Doctor's Hospital. Patients included Huguette Clark, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, James Thurber, Clare Boothe Luce and Eugene O'Neill.[1]

It was acquired by Beth Israel Medical Center in 1987.

In 2001, the medical facility had about 210 beds and more than 800 employees. The hospital was closed in August 2004 and sold along with two nearby apartment buildings for $166.5 million. The building was razed in 2005 and replaced with a new 19 story, 110 unit residential condominium building.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Loss of one of the World's Greatest Fortunes, London: Atlantic Books, 2013, p. 228
  2. ^ 170 East End Avenue, The City Review, retrieved 24 August 2010 
  3. ^ Siwolop, Sana (30 March 2005), COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: REGIONAL MARKET -- Manhattan; For Nonprofits, Owning Is Becoming the Wave of the Past, New York: New York Times