NY Eye and Ear Infirmary
Founded in 1820, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan (New York City) is the oldest specialty hospital in the Western Hemisphere. With a rich heritage and a mission of providing high quality patient care, community outreach, graduate and continuing medical education and scientific research, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has built upon its strengths to emerge as a recognized leader in the fields of eye, and ear, nose and throat care.
This commitment to excellence extends beyond local recognition; The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is continually mentioned in US News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals". The ophthalmology and otolaryngology departments regularly rank among the highest for all hospitals throughout the United States. In 1999, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary became part of Continuum Health Partners, Inc., one of the metropolitan area's largest hospital networks.