Children's Hospital of New York — CHONY


The nation's first hospital for children, Babies and Children's Hospital opened its doors in 1887. In 2003 the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York (CHONY) opened on 165th and Broadway. This 268,000 square-foot tower was designed with the unique needs of children in mind, and includes spacious rooms with family functional zones as well as decentralized Child Life suites. CHONY has around 200 pediatric beds, including the 50-bed Neonatal and 27-bed Pediatric ICUs. It is a functionally independent institution at CUMC with a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma-equipped emergency department, independent clinical and radiologic infrastructure, and eight operating suites (including robotic capabilities with a teaching console), all staffed by health professionals dedicated specifically to the care of children. The new Alexandra and Steven Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department opened in 2011 and quadrupled the department's dedicated space and allowed expansion of the adult emergency facilities.