Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

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Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
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LocationNew York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°50′23″N 73°56′28″W / 40.8397°N 73.9412°W / 40.8397; -73.9412Coordinates: 40°50′23″N 73°56′28″W / 40.8397°N 73.9412°W / 40.8397; -73.9412
Hospital typeTeaching hospital
Affiliated universityColumbia University
Emergency departmentLevel I pediatric[1]
Founded1887 (Babies' Hospital)
2003 (current building)

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (MSCH or CHONY[2]) is a pediatric hospital in New York City. Located at 3959 Broadway at West 165th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is a part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital has a dedicated pediatric emergency department and is named after financial firm Morgan Stanley, which largely funded its construction through philanthropy.


Although the hospital traces its roots to the establishment of Columbia University's – then King's College – Department of Pediatrics in 1767, it was officially founded as Babies' Hospital in 1887. At the time of its opening, New York City's hospitals only had 25 beds catering to infants and children.[3] In 1929 the hospital moved from its Lexington Avenue site to Upper Manhattan to become part of the ColumbiaPresbyterian Medical Center.[4] It remains affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons ("P&S") and many of its physicians are at faculty members of the P&S.

Signage outside NYP/MSCH

The hospital is named after financial firm Morgan Stanley in recognition of the firm's sponsorship of the hospital[5] started under CEO Philip J. Purcell and completed under John Mack. Employees at the firm have been involved with the hospital since the 1990s and personally donated to the construction of the current child-friendly building, which opened in November 2003.[6][7]

In 2010, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital was the only children's hospital in New York City to be named an Honor Roll hospital by U.S. News and World Report.[citation needed] In 2012/13, it no longer appeared on the Honor Roll,[8] but as of 2016 it is still ranked #13 in pediatric cardiology heart surgery.[9]

In 2018, for the 12th year in a row, NYP ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in the 2018-19 rankings by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.”


Physicians from the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital were the first to identify the difference between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis, and to develop the sweat test for cystic fibrosis.[citation needed] Other achievements include the first description of persistent fetal circulation syndrome, the development of continuous positive alveolar pressure (CPAP) as a treatment for premature infants, the creation of the Apgar score and the performance of the world's first pediatric heart transplant.[10]

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  1. ^ "New York State Trauma Centers". New York State Department of Health.
  2. ^ Columbia-Presbyterian General Surgery Applicant Page. Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
  3. ^ Tom Miller (March 2016),The 1902 Babies' Hospital
  4. ^ "Babies Hospital History: A Long Tradition of Caring Continues into the 21st Century". Columbia University Medical Center. October 27, 2003.
  5. ^ "Morgan Stanley 2005 Charitable Annual Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  6. ^ "At Children's Hospitals, Friendly Designs". The New York Times. November 17, 2002.
  7. ^ "New York City Opens One of the Largest Children's Hospitals in the Country". NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. November 12, 2003.
  8. ^ Best Children’s Hospitals 2012–13: The Honor Roll – US News and World Report. (2012-06-05). Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
  9. ^ "New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children's Hospital in New York, NY". US News Best Hospitals. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  10. ^ "Babies Hospital's Name Changes". P&S Journal. Columbia University Medical Center. 14 (2). Spring 1994.

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