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New York Downtown Hospital Merges with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Newly named NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital is the only acute care hospital south of 14th Street

NEW YORK (Jul 1, 2013)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announced today that New York Downtown Hospital has become its sixth campus, the result of a merger between the two hospitals. The 180-bed community hospital, now renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, remains the only hospital south of 14th Street in Manhattan, serving a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals. The merger was made possible with the assistance and approval of the New York State Department of Health.

In making the announcement, 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."

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."

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.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest hospital, with some 2,600 beds among its six campuses. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. 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.

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