Health and Hospitals Corporation Institutions
The Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is the largest public hospital system in the U.S., and the leadership of this system has agreed to partner with NYU in the establishment of the CTSI. HHC operates 11 acute care hospitals, four long term care facilities, six diagnostic and treatment facilities, a certified home health agency, and more than 100 community health clinics. Overwhelmingly, the major payers are Medicaid, Bad Debt, and Charity Pools from State and Federal Programs.
Uncompensated care has been increasing annually and currently represents $500 million dollars per annum. Each year, HHC treats approximately 1.3 million individuals, or one out of every five New Yorkers. The system provides 5.1 million ambulatory visits that include primary, specialty and emergency care and discharges over 210,000 patients per year from its acute hospitals.
In addition to its primary mission to provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, HHC plays several other critical roles in NYC and for the U.S. HHC works closely with the Department of Health in NYC in a public health role for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, smallpox, SARS, HIV and others, prevention programs such as smoking cessation and vaccination as well as chronic disease initiatives in depression, diabetes, asthma and CHF.
HHC has an extensive and diversified psychiatry program (including 1,227 inpatient beds and 18,071 discharges) across all of its facilities with capacity to care for dual diagnosed patients with significant co-morbidities that include HIV disease, alcohol and drug addictions and a full range of medical issues. Emergency Preparedness has become a significant additional role for the entire HHC system post 9/11 in collaboration with City, State and Federal partners through an extensive emergency-trauma system, surge capacity and training initiative.
HHC plays another vital role in training future generations of physicians and health professionals through its extensive affiliation relationships with the NYC medical schools that provide clinical faculty, medical students and residency programs through mutually cooperative long standing agreements. These include:
- NYU School of Medicine (Bellevue Hospital)
- Albert Einstein School of Medicine (Jacobi Hospital)
- Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons (Harlem Hospital)
- Downstate School of Medicine (Kings County Hospital)
- New York Medical College (Metropolitan Hospital)
- Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (Elmhurst and Queens Hospitals)
- Cornell Medical School (Lincoln Hospital)
It also includes many nursing schools, physician assistant programs, radiology technician programs, pharmacy programs etc. NYC provides training for 25% of the graduating residents in the U.S. and a significant portion of that training is provided at HHC facilities.
HHC will play a significant role in the CTSI. In particular, the HHC hospitals affiliated with the Southern Manhattan Healthcare Network (Bellevue Hospital Center and Gouverneur Healthcare Services), Coler-Goldwater Hospitals (Chronic Care Facilities on Roosevelt Island) as well as Lincoln Hospital (Bronx) and Woodhull Hospital (Brooklyn), will be institutional partners in the CTSI. These hospitals have access to a large and diverse patient population that span the entire New York City metropolitan area.
Bellevue Hospital Center (BHC) is one of the oldest public hospitals in the U.S., and has been serving patients regardless of ability to pay since 1736. With more than 750 beds, six Intensive Care Units, and a world-renowned Emergency Service and Trauma Center, Bellevue today is a major NYC provider of healthcare, both acute and long-term. A tertiary municipal hospital and part of the South Manhattan Healthcare Network of the Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue is also the primary teaching hospital of the NYUSM and an integral component of the NYU Medical Center Residency Programs. Bellevue occupies a 25-story patient-care facility built in 1975 at First Avenue and 27th Street in Manhattan. It has an attending physician staff of 1,200 and a house staff of more than 500 residents and interns. Each year the hospital treats some 27,000 inpatients. It also handles about 89,000 Emergency Service visits as well as 500,000 outpatient visits in more than 90 adult and pediatric ambulatory care clinics. Only 12% of these ambulatory patients are white. Bellevue's new Intensive Care Pavilion, one of the largest in the nation, opened in 2004 on the 10th floor of the Hospital Center. A state-of-the-art 208,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion, designed by I.M. Pei, recently opened in front of the old Bellevue Administration Building on First Avenue.
For more information about Bellevue Hopital Center please visit the BHC web site.
Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Gouverneur Healthcare Services (GHS) has been meeting the healthcare needs of New Yorkers for more than a century. In 1885, Gouverneur made history by becoming America's first public hospital to establish a tuberculosis clinic. It was also the first to employ a female physician on its ambulance service and the first to set up a day camp — on a boat! — for undernourished adults and children. Gouverneur's Diagnostic and Treatment Center is the largest in New York State, and provides more than 300,000 visits each year.
For more information about Gouverneur Healthcare Services please visit the GHS web site.
Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital
Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital (CGMH) is located on NYC’s Roosevelt Island, Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility is a 2,000-bed health center, dedicated to providing quality medical, sub-acute, rehabilitative and long-term specialty services. Among the specialty services offered at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility are cardiac rehabilitation, AIDS care, pediatric-adolescent care, chronic pulmonary care and wound care.
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center (LMMHC) is best known for operating one of the busiest emergency rooms in the nation, handling over 130,000 visits per year in its Trauma Level I unit. Lincoln's children's asthma program provides broad-based treatment and specialized education to families and other centers of excellence, including a Tuberculosis treatment program, Diabetes Education programs and Women’s and Children’s Centers.
For more information about Lincoln Hospital please visit the LMMHC web site.
Metropolitan Hospital Center (MHC), founded in 1875, is a full-service, acute care hospital that emphasizes primary care medicine. The hospital recently opened two off-site clinics, enhancing its role as a provider of culturally sensitive medical care to the diverse neighborhoods of northern Manhattan. For New Yorkers suffering from asthma or diabetes, Metropolitan provides comprehensive care and education.
For more information about Metropolitan Hospital please visit the MHC web site.
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center (WMMHC) is a 610-bed general hospital incorporating a mental health clinic and an outpatient department dealing with 450,000 patient visits each year in Brooklyn. Woodhull houses accredited residency programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
For more information about Woodhull Hospital please visit the WMMHC web site.
Coney Island Hospital
From its beginnings in the late 19th century as a first-aid station for summer beach goers, Coney Island Hospital (CIH) has grown into a multi-site community medical center serving southern Brooklyn. Coney Island's patient population is very diverse and includes Ukrainian, Russian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian communities, each with their own health challenges that benefit from the hospital's patient-centered focus.
For more information about Coney Island Hospital please visit the CIH web site.
Kings County Hospital
Founded 175 years ago, Kings County Hospital Center has a proud history of service to the people of Brooklyn and as an institution that has achieved prominent "firsts" in clinical research. Notable are the naming of KCHC as the first Level 1 Trauma Center in the U.S. and the production of the first human images using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
For more information about Kings County Hospital Center please visit the KCHC web site.