NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital operates the only 24-hour Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department south of 14th Street. It is a 911 receiving hospital and a community Trauma Center. The 180-bed community hospital serves a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals. Our NYP EMS provides 24-hour coverage to Lower Manhattan in conjunction with the FDNY EMS. Their dispatch is controlled by the NYC 911 system.
All NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital physicians are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Within the familiar setting of their community hospital, patients experience a level of care found in a leading academic medical center. The Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital is covered at all times by attending physicians from the Department of Surgery.
The ED includes designated areas for women, children, and patients with asthma and chest pain. The ED also includes the largest decontamination unit in the city and is fully equipped to respond to both individual and community-wide emergencies. The Prompt Care section is dedicated to minor medical and surgical emergencies. As a designated Stroke Center, the ED also specializes in the rapid and comprehensive care of patients with symptoms of stroke. The Prompt Care section is dedicated to minor medical and surgical emergencies. Pediatric hospitalists provide 24-hour coverage for infants, children, and adolescents who come to the ED.
Many of the staff are bilingual, and Chinese and Spanish translators are available 24 hours a day. For patients who speak other languages, immediate access is available to language banks and 24-hour translation services.