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Columbia University Medical Center

Coordinates: 40°48′27.2″N 73°57′50.7″W / 40.807556°N 73.964083°W / 40.807556; -73.964083

Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center (CUMC) is an academic medical center and the largest campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. It includes Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health, as well as the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Audubon Biomedical Research Park, and numerous other institutions.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System
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LocationRoughly bounded by:
west: Riverside Drive
north: West 169th Street
east: Audubon Avenue
south: West 165th Street,
Washington Heights, Manhattan,
New York City, New York, U.S.
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityColumbia University
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Harlem Hospital Center
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Isabella Geriatric Center
ListsHospitals in U.S.

The campus covers several blocks – primarily between West 165th and 169th Streets from Riverside Drive to Audubon Avenue – in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

CUMC was built in the 1920s on the site of Hilltop Park, the one-time home stadium of the New York Yankees. The land was donated by Edward Harkness, who also donated much of the cost of the original buildings. Built specifically to house a medical school and Presbyterian Hospital, it was the first academic medical center in the world. Formerly known as the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC), the name change followed the 1997 formation of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a merger of two medical centers each affiliated with an Ivy League university: Columbia-Presbyterian with Columbia University, and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, with Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medical College.

CUMC is affiliated with Harlem Hospital Center and the Isabella Geriatric Center, which are located in Manhattan, as well as Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York and Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York.[1]

The Medical and Graduate Education Building was designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler with structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates.[2]

In September 2016 the Campus was renamed for one of the Hospital and the University's greatest benefactors, Herbert and Florence Irving.[3] Herbert Irving is a co-founder and former vice chairman of Sysco Corporation, the nation's largest food distributor.




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  2. ^ Nadine M. Post (March 24, 2015), Mind-Bender In Upper Manhattan Engineering-News Record
  3. ^ PRNewsWire (SEP 21, 2016, 09:00 ET), Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Announce Naming of Medical Campus for Herbert and Florence Irving

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