Bellevue Hospital Center

The name "Bellevue" is synonymous with compassion and challenge in the world of medicine. Established in 1736, Bellevue is the oldest public hospital in the United States. From a small colonial almshouse in the shadow of City Hall, it has grown to fill a 21-story structure adjacent to NYU Langone Medical Center.

Bellevue is the flagship institution of the largest municipal hospital system in North America, with an average of 26,000 inpatient admissions and 450,000 outpatient visits annually. Bellevue is also the primary teaching hospital of the New York University School of Medicine.

In 1968, the School of Medicine assumed full responsibility for clinical services in Bellevue Hospital. The hospital has an attending physician staff of 1,200 and a house staff of more than 500 residents and interns.

The Bellevue Trauma & Shock Unit is one of the oldest trauma programs in the country. Bellevue is a Level 1 regional trauma center, spinal cord injury center, and limb replantation center. The service evaluates approximately 1,000 patients per year with an 80:20 blunt to penetrating trauma caseload. Critically ill trauma patients are also cared for by the TRACC (Trauma Anesthesia Critical Care) team while in the intensive care unit.

Recent addition to Bellevue is the Ambulatory Care Center. The Ambulatory Care Center provides state-of-the-art outpatient services including a women's health program, cancer screening and treatment. The "Bellevue experience" is a fundamental and fascinating part of the training of every NYU surgical resident.