Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

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Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
NewYork–Presbyterian Healthcare System
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Location New York City, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°50′23″N 73°56′28″W / 40.83970°N 73.94124°W / 40.83970; -73.94124Coordinates: 40°50′23″N 73°56′28″W / 40.83970°N 73.94124°W / 40.83970; -73.94124
Hospital type Teaching hospital
Affiliated university Columbia University
Emergency department Level I pediatric[1]
Founded 1887 (Babies' Hospital)
2003 (current building)

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (CHONY[2]) is a pediatric hospital in New York City. Located at 3939 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 is named after financial firm Morgan Stanley, which largely funded its construction.


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.

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,[5] but a of 2016 it is still ranked #13 in pediatric cardiology heart surgery.[6]

The hospital is named after financial firm Morgan Stanley in recognition of the firm's sponsorship of the hospital[7] 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.[8][9]


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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