NYU Langone Medical Center

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NYU Langone Medical Center
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NYU Langone as seen from across the East River
Location 550 First Avenue,
New York, NY, United States
Coordinates 40°44′31.09″N 73°58′26.52″W / 40.7419694°N 73.9740333°W / 40.7419694; -73.9740333Coordinates: 40°44′31.09″N 73°58′26.52″W / 40.7419694°N 73.9740333°W / 40.7419694; -73.9740333
Care system Private
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university NYU School of Medicine
Network NYU Langone Health System
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 1,069
Founded 1841 (1841)
Website nyulangone.org
Lists Hospitals in the United States

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the premier academic medical centers in the United States, located in New York City, New York, United States, affiliated with New York University. The Medical Center comprises the NYU School of Medicine and several hospitals: Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, and recently NYU Lutheran Medical Center.[1] NYU Langone Medical Center also operates over thirty ambulatory facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.[2] In early 2016, NYU Langone had approximately 25,000 employees,[3] and later in the year announced plans to acquire Winthrop–University Hospital,[4] based on Long Island with over 8,000 employees.[5] The main campus of NYU Langone Medical Center overlooks the East River.

The institution is known for evidence-based clinical care across a wide range of specialties including its five key clinical areas: cardiac and vascular, cancer, musculoskeletal, neurology and neurosurgery, and children’s services.

NYU Langone also treats the full range of medical conditions in programs including the Fertility Center, Weight Management Program (including bariatric surgery), Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Robotic Surgery Center, Cochlear Implant Center, Sleep Disorders Center, Dysautonomia Center, and programs ranging from maternal-fetal medicine to Alzheimer's disease.

The hospital was originally named NYU Medical Center, which was changed in 2008 after a $200 million gift from Kenneth and Elaine Langone. Kenneth Langone is the chairman of the board of trustees. In November 2008, $150 million donation was given for the construction of a new patient pavilion in honor of the late real estate developer and philanthropist Martin Kimmel.[6] It was placed on the Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" in the nation for 2012-2015, and was named the #12 Hospital in the nation on the 2015-2016 "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll.[7] In the 2016-2017 rankings, NYU Langone claimed the number 10 spot, overtaking Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University in St. Louis.[8]


With a tradition of responding to urgent public health issues, the faculty and alumni of NYU School of Medicine have contributed to the control of tuberculosis, diphtheria, yellow fever, and venereal disease; the development of vaccines for hepatitis B, polio, and cancer; advances in the treatment and prevention of stroke and heart disease; the introduction of minimally invasive surgical techniques; and others. In the early 1980s, clincians and researchers at NYU School of Medicine, including dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, oncologists, and epidemiologists, were among the first to identify an alarming increase in Kaposi's sarcoma, opportunistic infections, and immune system failure among young gay men, and alert health authorities to an imminent health catastrophe, soon to be known as HIV/AIDS. NYU School of Medicine ranks 4th in the nation in the percentage of alumni who go on to become full-time faculty in U.S. medical schools, and 80 percent of its medical students participate in research.[citation needed]

The hospital's emergency generators failed during Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012, forcing an evacuation of the building, including patients in critical condition.[9]

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New York University School of Medicine[edit]

Founded in 1841, the New York University School of Medicine includes the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, devoted to translational (patient-oriented) medicine; the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, a basic research facility; the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, which offers interdisciplinary training programs in the basic medical sciences, leading to the Ph.D. degree; and the NYU Post-Graduate Medical School, offering continuing medical education courses to physicians and other biomedical health professionals.

NYU School of Medicine enrolls approximately 700 students, including about 70 in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, and over 1,100 residents and fellows. Its total faculty numbers over 4,500, both full- and part-time.

NYU School of Medicine has four recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine among their alumni and former faculty. The faculty also includes six Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, eight Institute of Medicine members, and six National Academy of Science members. Ten are fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and eight are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Medicine maintains affiliations with several leading area hospitals, including the Bellevue Hospital Center, the nation’s oldest public hospital, which serves as its primary teaching affiliate, the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, Gouverneur Healthcare Services in Manhattan, and the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System – Manhattan campus.

NYU Langone Medical Center at 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Rego Park (Rego Park, Queens)

Tisch Hospital[edit]

Tisch Hospital is a 725-bed[10] acute care tertiary hospital, serves some 37,000 inpatients annually. NYU Langone also consists of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five orthopedic/rheumatology hospitals in the world. Combined, the hospitals perform over 15,000 inpatient surgical procedures annually, and see over 656,000 outpatient visits each year. In 2010, there were over 1 million physician office visits.


NYU Langone Medical Center consistently ranks among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in leading annual surveys. It has also been rated among the best hospitals in the country for the safety and quality of its care, and has earned a Magnet Award for excellence in nursing, conferred on less than 6 percent of the nation’s hospitals. NYU Langone is ranked nationally in 15 specialties on the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" 2011-2012 list, including top 10 rankings for Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Rheumatology and a #11 ranking for Neurology & Neurosurgery and Cardiology.[11] In addition, the medical center was ranked #2 in the New York Metropolitan Region on the U.S. News "Best Regional Hospitals" 2010-2011 list. More than 120 of its physicians are included on the 2011 list of New York magazine's "Best Doctors."

In 2010, NYU Langone received a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, reflecting a commitment to high-quality care, and in 2009, the Rusk Institute and Hospital for Joint Diseases received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

NYU Langone is a recipient of the Niagara Health Quality Coalition's (NHQC) New York State Hospital Report Card Honor Roll for patient safety and quality in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and was also recognized on the 2011 NHQC America's Safest Hospitals list, honoring hospitals that performed better than the state average in New York

On July 28, 2011, Becker's Hospital Review listed the Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center under 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs.[12]

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