Empower Every New Yorker — Without Exception — to Live the Healthiest Life Possible
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem is part of the City’s public health care system, proudly providing a wide range of services to the residents of Central Harlem, West Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. The hospital is notably credited for saving the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1958, when he was stabbed in the chest while visiting a local bookstore. Today, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem continues to be a primary resource for medical practice and education for a heterogeneous mixture of professionals who are pursuing careers in health care and are dedicated to service in medically underserved areas.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem is the largest hospital in Central Harlem, capable of treating the most seriously ill. The Hospital provides over 90 specialized ambulatory care services, including same-day surgery in our Aubrey S. Maynard Ambulatory Surgery Unit, behavioral health services, community substance abuse treatment, dentistry, and oral surgery. The hospital is a 272-bed acute care facility and a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, with a full spectrum of specialty services, includin...g a burn unit, an adult intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric intensive care unit, and a cardiac care unit.