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    New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center
    New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center
    630 West 168th Street
    (212) 305-2500

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 04-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Great experience. Everyone was professional and did a great job.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Nov-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Super clean, organized professional. I felt safe being there 100%
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Although it’s a distance from park slope (w. 168th street), had all around excellent experiences at Columbia. All the staff, nurses especially, were incredible. Facilities were nice.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 18-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  I had a fantastic labor at NYP Columbia and the nurse who assisted me was hugely helpful and supportive.Based on January 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 17-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  I had an ok experience. Maybe because I gave birth over a holiday, they were packed and there weren't enough labor & delivery rooms or anesthesiologists on duty. I also didn't love their night nurse, but I think this is a common complaint. Most of the recovery rooms are singles -- no sharing -- which is a huge plus. Doctors were all great.Based on December 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 03-Nov-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  We had a great experience! Coming from Park Slope we were nervous about going uptown that far. It was totally fine. Our birthing room was huge and had beautiful views of the Hudson. There was a pull out couch for my partner to sleep on. The nurses at the delivery were attentive and warm. I had a long pushing phase and they were there with me along with the doctors. Afterward, we had a private room that was small but fine and also space for my partner to sleep over. We heard everyone gets a private room from our doctor though best to confirm that part. The nurses in the post delivery part were not as good as the labor/delivery nurses but they were fine too. I wouldn't rely on them for the best breastfeeding support but I found the use of a lactation consultant afterward to be the most helpful. Highly recommend getting photos from the photographer - they come out beautifully. The lactation consultant there only came by for 5 minutes so that was annoying but not a huge deal. Mostly we were impressed with the actual delivery and how great the doctors and nurses were and would recommend the hospital to anyone.Based on May 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 06-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: All of the delivery and labor nurses were amazing! I gave birth on Christmas Day and felt that I received the same level of care as I would of any other day. The pediatrician said and my doctor were also fantastic. I had a great experience. Also Columbia has mostly private rooms which is a plus. Even the orderlys and cleaning staff were super nice. The food and surrounding neighborhood sucks. I would recommend bringing food/snacks. Recommend? Highly recommend Insurance: Yes they take my insurance and did all of my paperworkBased on a December birth.
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    On 22-Feb-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  Member Review: I delivered here because of the NICU. We had complications after my first child was born (at St. Luke's Roosevelt -- would not recommend that hospital) and had to transfer him to NYC-Columbia where they saved his life. We didn't need the NICU this time, but it provided us with great comfort to deliver at this great hospital. It is a teaching hospital, so be ready for an entire troupe to enter your delivery room when it's time to push. It wasn't a relaxing delivery, but it was a healthy and quick delivery. Labor & delivery rooms are very nice. Post-partum rooms are fine, but not great. Get a private room if you can, as the shared rooms are very small (smaller than St. Luke's Roosevelt for example). The private room is only +$250/night compared with +$900 at St. Luke's. Do you recommend? Highly recommend Insurance details: Independence Blue Cross accepted, no issues with claims. (Review submitted via the 2014 Birthing Survey)