NewYork-Presbyterian celebrated the opening of NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns on August 2, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborns before, during, and after childbirth — including advanced care for high-risk pregnancies and newborns who require extra support.
Located on the top six floors of NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, the 246,500-square-foot hospital’s 75 antepartum and postpartum rooms allow every patient to have their 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 — offering the highest level of critical care for newborns — is the first in New York City that has a dedicated MRI and operating room right in the NICU.
The new facility nearly triples the space 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 systemwide initiative to enhance obstetric services across NewYork-Presbyterian’s campuses.
The 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.
“Every child and every mother deserves access to the highest quality of care,” said Alexandra Cohen. “We are proud to support NewYork-Presbyterian and the creation of this remarkable new hospital where each patient will be treated with great compassion while receiving the very best care during this momentous time in their life.”
“The opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns reflects NewYork-Presbyterian’s commitment to setting ever-higher standards of care for women and their newborns,” said Jerry I. Speyer, chairman of the NewYork-Presbyterian Board of Trustees. “This incredible facility will be home to the latest equipment and resources available and, most importantly, the most talented and dedicated doctors, nurses, and care teams in New York or in the country.”
“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 NYP Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, which features spacious rooms flooded with natural light and art created by women, 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 healthcare 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, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, lactation consultants, social workers, nutritionists, geneticists, 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.