The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park is a 157-bed hospital which opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area's only hospital designed exclusively for children as a regional, tertiary care children's hospital. Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, the Children’s Hospital has continually evolved to keep pace with a growing pediatric population.
In 2014, for the eighth consecutive year, US News & World Report has ranked the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York as among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Currently Cohen Children’s Medical Center is the preeminent children’s hospital on Long Island and is the largest provider of pediatric services in the state of New York. Our vision is to become a national leader and be recognized for providing outstanding family-centered, quality-focused and academically-based care while conducting research committed to finding cures and innovative treatments for childhood diseases.
To help fulfill our vision a new five-story, state-of-the-art pavilion opened in April 2013. This expansion will further enhance the hospital’s national reputation for excellence in pediatric healthcare. The addition will house Long Island’s only freestanding Emergency Department dedicated exclusively to the care of children, a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), a state-of-the-art surgical suite, 25 additional private patient rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents, as well as training facilities for our residents and fellows.
Complementing the principal teaching hospital, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset has 40 neonatology beds. Residents will rotate to this institution for approximately 1-2 blocks during for neonatal training.
The combined Children's Medical Center resources provide comprehensive medical, surgical, dental and psychiatric care. The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Centers function as community hospitals for local patients, while fulfilling their role as tertiary referral centers. A staff of specialists in all the major clinical areas includes a large full-time faculty of more than 160 general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, surgeons and surgical subspecialists, psychiatrists, dentists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists and other health professionals and technical personnel. Our voluntary staff of more than 400 pediatricians also plays a significant role in preparing our residents for the hospital and office responsibilities of the general pediatrician.Back to Top