Originally opened in 1988, the Allen Hospital is located at the very top of Manhattan, overlooking the Harlem River and the Bronx. This 300-bed community hospital expands the clinic population of Columbia-Presbyterian, drawing from patient groups outside of Manhattan. In addition to admitting patients through its own emergency room and clinic system, the Allen also accepts transfers of patients not requiring the full services of Milstein Hospital. Surgical patients are cared for on a surgery-specific unit and in an open Medical/Surgical ICU.
The Allen has five operating rooms of which two are reserved for the general surgery service on a daily basis. The majority of operative cases are booked electively from a weekly resident-run clinic. Additionally, the Allen is the home of the Hernia Center of Columbia-Presbyterian, drawing patients from throughout the Tri-State area for complex abdominal hernia repair.