Steven J. Corwin, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New York-Presbyterian; Laura J. Forese, MD, Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Robert E. Kelly, MD, President, New York-Presbyterian; Sara Nash, Trustee, New York-Presbyterian; Michael J. Fosina, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.

New York Downtown Hospital celebrated its merger with New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday, October 1st with an official ribbon cutting – making Lower Manhattan Hospital its sixth campus and formally renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The 180-bed facility remains the only hospital south of 14th Street in Manhattan, serving a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals.

Dr. Steven J. Corwin, chief executive officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, highlighted the important role that NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan plays in the health care of the community.

“As the only acute care hospital serving lower Manhattan, this campus is vital to meeting the health care needs of many populations,” said Dr. Corwin. “We are working closely with the community, as well as with Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell physicians, to create a first-class campus that provides the highest quality, most compassionate care and service for patients and their families.”

Lower Manhattan Hospital is considered a state-of-the-art healthcare services serving the 750,000 people who work and live in Lower Manhattan. It offers a comprehensive range of services to patients in a caring, culturally sensitive environment with access to all of the specialties and resources of a major academic medical center.

Christopher L. Mann, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York Downtown Hospital, added, “The merger of our hospital with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ensures that the diverse communities of lower Manhattan will have access to first-class health care for generations to come.”

Lower Manhattan Hospital is the only acute care facility serving lower Manhattan. They recently completed new physician offices located adjacent to the Hospital. Their emergency medical services and state-of-the-art emergency medicine department provides outstanding care and their Wellness and Prevention Center offers a wide range of screening and treatment programs in the areas of women’s health, cardiovascular health, breast health, and preventive medicine.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital joins the five other campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division.

The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation’s leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For information, visit www.nyp.org.