New York's first hospital for children, Babies and Children's Hospital opened its doors in 1887. Now known as Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (and sometimes referred to as “CHONY,” for Children’s Hospital of New York), this 268,000 square-foot tower was designed with the unique needs of children in mind, and includes spacious rooms with family functional zones as well as decentralized Child Life suites. The hospital has around 200 pediatric beds, including the 50-bed Neonatal and 27-bed Pediatric ICUs. It is a functionally independent institution at CUIMC with a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma-equipped emergency department and eight operating suites (including robotic capabilities with a teaching console), all staffed by health professionals dedicated specifically to the care of children.
- Pediatric & Neonatal Surgery (including pediatric airway disorders, digestive disorders & more)
- Adolescent Weight Loss
- Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Surgery
- Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
- Pediatric Kidney Transplant
- Pediatric Liver Transplant
New York’s First Children’s Hospital
The hospital was founded back in 1887 as the Babies and Children’s Hospital, originally focusing on the first three years of life. We have since grown into one of the largest providers of health services in the tri-state area for children ranging in age from infancy to adolescence.
#1 Children’s Hospital in New York
We are regularly ranked as the best children’s hospital in New York by US News and World Report due to our innovative approach to pediatric surgical care. With top experts and partners across a comprehensive list of pediatric subspecialties, we are able to offer services and techniques that other programs cannot provide.
Your Family Comes First
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is committed to providing you and your family with the best possible care from the moment you reach out. This means communicating with you at every step to ensure you can make the most informed decisions about your children’s care, as well as giving you additional services and amenities to make you feel at home. Respect and compassion drive our approach to your care.
Columbia Virtual Visits
All of our specialists also offer telehealth appointments through virtual visits, so you can see your doctor from the comfort of your own home. You’ll receive the same quality care you’ve come to expect from an in-person visit, without having to come into the office. All you need is a smartphone or computer and an internet connection.
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-KIDS (5437)
Take the A (express) or C (local) or the #1(local) subway train to 168th Street and Broadway.
Take the M-2, 3, 4,5 or M-100 bus to the Hospital stop.
From upstate New York and New Jersey:
After crossing the George Washington Bridge, follow signs to the Henry Hudson Parkway (also called the West Side Highway). Take the Riverside Drive exit and proceed south to 165th Street (the first left). Take 165th Street one block to Fort Washington Avenue. Take a left at Fort Washington Avenue to 168th Street. At 168th Street, make a right and proceed to Broadway. Take a right on Broadway. The Hospital will be on your right. Valet parking available at 166th entrance.
From Riverdale and Westchester via the Saw Mill River Parkway:
Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive immediately past the George Washington Bridge. Follow directions above from Riverside Drive.
From Westchester, Connecticut, or the East Side of Manhattan via the Major Deegan, Cross-Bronx Expressway, or Harlem River Drive approaching the George Washington Bridge:
Approaching the George Washington Bridge, take the Henry Hudson Parkway, stay to the left and follow signs to Riverside Drive. Follow directions above from Riverside Drive.
From the West Side of Manhattan:
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to Exit 15-Riverside Drive South. Follow directions above from Riverside Drive.
From JFK Airport:
Get on I-678 N from 130th Pl. Continue on I-678 N. Take Grand Central Pkwy, I-278 E and Harlem River Dr to Amsterdam Ave in Manhattan. Take exit 24 from Harlem River Dr. Continue on Amsterdam Ave. Drive to Broadway/Juan Rodriguez Way
Valet parking is available for patients' families and visitors from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in front of the entrance at Broadway and 166th Street. For all other times, use the 165th Street and Fort Washington parking garage. Parking is free on the day of discharge. If you have an anticipated stay of five days or more, you can save money on parking by purchasing discount coupons at our parking office. Please call (212) 305-4903 for more information.