A Hospital in Harlem

Emergency Rooms are on the forefront of the COVID-19 Battle. This NYC Hospital has a long history in NYC and is a staple of the community of “el Barrio” in Harlem.

Founded in September 1875, Metropolitan Hospital is the oldest medical college-hospital affiliation in the United States.

Metropolitan’s first home was the Homeopathic Hospital, established by the New York City Department of Public Charities and Correction, on Ward’s Island in the East River. Housed in a building originally constructed in 1867 for the Inebriate Asylum, it was later known as the Ward’s Island Hospital.

In 1894, the hospital moved to Blackwell’s Island (later known as Welfare Island and currently Roosevelt Island). It occupied the former New York City Asylum for the Insane and was renamed Metropolitan Hospital.

The hospital moved to its present location in East Harlem in 1955, into two newly constructed buildings now dedicated to inpatient and outpatient services. Metropolitan was officially designated a Hospital Center in 1965. A year later, the hospital added its Mental Health Building, an adjoining 14-story pavilion housing the hospital’s psychiatric services.

In 1981, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation established a managed care demonstration project, Metropolitan Health Plan. It was one of the first HMOs in a public hospital and later became known as MetroPlus Health Plan.

In 2006, Metropolitan received designation as an official Stroke Center from the NY State Department of Health, one of the first in Manhattan and the very first in East Harlem.

Photo Information:

Camera Utilized: Nikon D750

Photo Information:
Camera Utilized: Nikon D750
Lens Used: 24-120mm
ISO: 100
Location of Shoot: Metropolitan Hospital

Photographer: @JGriffelPhoto

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