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NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens

NewYork-Presbyterian celebrated the opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborn babies before, during, and after childbirth.

The new facility, which opened August 3, nearly triples the space currently available for the care of pregnant women and newborns at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and will accommodate more than 7,000 births a year. It is part of a system-wide initiative to enhance obstetric services across NewYork-Presbyterian’s campuses.

Located on the top six floors of the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, the 246,500-sq.-ft. hospital’s 75 antepartum and postpartum rooms allow each patient to have her own room, promoting privacy, family bonding and comfort. The 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) also features private rooms. The new hospital’s Level IV NICU offers the highest level of critical care for newborns and is the first in New York City that has a dedicated MRI and operating room in the NICU.

The Manhattan hospital is made possible by a $75 million gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, which also supported the creation of the Alexandra & Steven Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in Washington Heights.

“The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns has been designed, first and foremost, as a place for mothers and their babies to receive the highest quality, most personalized level of care available,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “The hospital’s best-in-class model of care combines outstanding care teams, cutting-edge clinical technologies and a beautiful, nurturing setting that prioritizes our patients’ privacy, safety and comfort.”

The hospital was designed as a collaboration between HOK and Ballinger.

The NYP Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns features spacious rooms flooded with natural light and art created by women. It serves as a destination for comprehensive, individualized care that is coordinated and seamless. Team members work across disciplines and specialties to treat even the most complex maternal-fetal and newborn conditions.

Working collaboratively under one roof, multidisciplinary obstetric and neonatal teams of physicians and other health care professionals from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian will care for each patient holistically. These teams include highly trained obstetrician-gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, obstetric anesthesiologists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, lactation consultants, social workers, nutritionists, geneticists and genetic counselors and psychiatrists, among others. The pediatric specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital are available to provide care during and after a newborn’s hospital stay.

“The opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns represents our commitment to expanding access to truly exceptional care for women, their newborns, and the entire family,” said Dr. Katherine Heilpern, senior vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Whether mothers require complex or more routine care, they will find a beautiful birth experience, a dedicated support team, and everything they need for themselves and their babies.”

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