About Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center is a Level I Trauma Center, designated Stroke Center, Bariatric Center of Excellence, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Sexual Assault Forensic Center of Excellence, AIDS Designated Center, National Association of Public Hospitals Safety Net Hospital and Level III Designated National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient Centered Medical Home; Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an Area Wide Burn Center and the World Health Organization’s UNICEF Designated Baby Friendly Hospital.  The Hospital is also designated as a Heart Care Station by the American Heart Association and participates in the 911 Receiving Hospitals Advisory Committee.

The Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14, recognized for its high performing in Nephrology by U.S. News & World Report.  The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Harlem Hospital Center is ranked #39 in New York State and also ranked #49 in the New York metropolitan area, which includes New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and northern New Jersey

The Hospital provides a broad array of preventive, primary and acute care services as listed below.

  • Ambulatory Care Services
  • Cardiology
  • Community Outreach
  • Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Ear-Nose-Throat
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Hemodialysis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Laboratory Services
  • Neurology
  • Obesity prevention and reduction initiatives
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Programs
  • Radiology imaging including Nuclear medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine including Speech and Occupational Therapies
  • Renal
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Neonatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Social Work
  • Surgery (Ambulatory Surgery, Bariatrics, Orthopedics, Plastics, Urology and Vascular)

Outpatient preventive, primary care and specialty services are provided in the Ronald H. Brown Ambulatory Care Pavilion.  The Hospital also provides primary care through the Renaissance Health Care Network’s seven health centers and eight school based health clinics strategically located throughout Harlem and Washington Heights Inwood. 

Hospital FY‘12 utilization data indicate 293,274 outpatient and primary care visits; 66,235 Emergency Department visits and 12,452 discharges.  With the closing of North General Hospital, Harlem Hospital Center is now the only hospital in Harlem providing health care to the community.

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