Bellevue Hospital Center

462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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Bellevue lays claim to being the oldest hospital now existing in the United States. Currently, it is the flagship hospital of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and one of the more respected municipal hospitals in the country.

Bellevue has a history of excellence in pediatric care dating back to 1874 when Dr. Abraham Jacobi, Professor of Diseases of Children and the "father" of American pediatrics, was appointed to its medical staff.

Today, Bellevue has a total of 62 in-patient beds for children, which include the general in-patient service, and the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. Approximately 2,200 infants are delivered and admitted to its Low Risk (Level I) nursery each year.

Bellevue is home to a large Pediatric Resource Center which provides comprehensive longitudinal health care in a brand-new, comfortable, friendly ambulatory setting to a large population of children in multiproblem families.

The busy Pediatric Emergency Service, housed in a state-of-the-art 3,500 square foot dedicated clinical facility, cares for approximately 23,000 acutely ill or injured children, adolescents and young adults per year.