The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a facility dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to pregnant women and their newborn babies before, during and after childbirth, has opened. The new facility, located in Manhattan, New York City, 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.
The hospital 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.
Located on the top six floors of the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center, the 246,500-square-foot hospital features:
Single-bed room for every patient: 75 private antepartum and postpartum rooms
20-bed triage suite, where staff greets and assesses patient needs
16 labor and delivery rooms and five operating rooms — including a fully equipped operating room featuring a portable CT scanner and ultrasound — and the ability to perform complex and routine cesarean deliveries
Eight private antepartum testing rooms
15 ultrasound rooms to perform onsite prenatal diagnosis and treatment
60-bed neonatal intensive care unit with advanced in-unit technologies
The hospital was 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 hospital was designed as a collaboration among HOK, Ballinger and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Turner Construction served as general contractor.