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Metropolitan Hospital Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center has served the patients of New York City for over a century as a municipal health care facility. Founded in 1875, as the Homeopathic Hospital, and located on Ward's Island in the East River, the facility was renamed Metropolitan and moved to a site on Roosevelt Island in 1884, and then to its current site in 1955.
Metropolitan Hospital Center is located in an area where the East Harlem community of Manhattan merges with the Upper East Side and Yorkville neighborhoods. The physical plant extends from First to Second Avenues and from East 97th to East 99th Streets. The patient population is predominantly Latino and African-American, but virtually all racial and ethnic groups are represented.
Metropolitan is a 363-bed acute care hospital, with more than 112 beds allocated to the Medical Service and the Medical/Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The hospital has a large, busy Continuity Care (Primary Care) Medical Clinic, as well as clinics in all of the major medical subspecialties.
The hospital also provides inpatient beds and outpatient clinic services in the major surgical specialties, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry & Community Mental Health, Neurology, Pain & Palliative and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
In the early 1980's, Metropolitan Hospital Center was the original site for the Citycaid project, a demonstration managed care program for Medicaid patients. With the assistance of this project, several areas of the hospital, including the Intensive Care Units and certain clinics, underwent significant renovations. As a result, the Department of Medicine's Continuity Care Clinic is in a modern, spacious setting, of which the hospital community is extremely proud.
In addition with generous HEAL Grant from New York State the hospital constructed a state of art Geriatric inpatient unit (ACE unit) and Geriatric outpatient Clinic. As a result, residents have ample opportunity to learn geriatrics under supervision of board certified geriatricians.