Metropolitan Hospital Center (MHC), founded in 1875, is a full-service, acute care hospital that emphasizes primary care medicine and utilizes the latest advances in medical science. In October 1998, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) renewed Metropolitan's accreditation.
The hospital recently opened two off-site clinics, enhancing our role as a provider of culturally sensitive medical care to the diverse neighborhoods of northern Manhattan. For New Yorkers suffering from asthma or diabetes, Metropolitan provides comprehensive care and education. Keeping abreast of changes in medical practice, MHC emphasizes outpatient treatment and ambulatory surgery, and has added staff to meet the resulting demand.
Metropolitan has been affiliated with New York Medical College since 1875, and is a designated university hospital. This oldest American partnership between a hospital and a private medical school brings many benefits. Because all attending physicians also teach, and some do research, they keep current on new developments in medical science. Their close supervision also ensures that patients receive the best possible care.
Recent changes at MHC include the systematic renovation of our physical plant. The extensively remodeled maternity floor now includes a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit and a patient-friendly postpartum pavilion. Additional renovations are planned, all with the intent of providing the best care to Metropolitan Hospital Center's patients.