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    New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell
    New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell
    Street:
    525 East 68th Street
    City:
    New York
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    10065
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 18-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Weill Cornell was amazing. All of the staff, from the nurses to the PAs to the doctors, were phenomenal. The new hospital opened in August 2020 and it's fantastic—enormous labor and delivery rooms, and all private recovery rooms. Highly recommend delivering there.
    Reviewed by 2021Review
    On 04-Apr-2021
    Subject:  Review from the 2021 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Brand new facility with all private postpartum rooms, which was what we wanted during COVID. Nurses there were fantastic. Food was terrible though, so order takeout!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Nov-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Everyone we interacted with was top notch. Facilities ( UES) is new and amazing. Felt like I was always in great hands.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 15-Nov-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Fantastic!!! This place is new and beautiful and filled with competent, kind people who took great care of me and my baby. Highly recommended.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 20-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Excellent
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Our birth experience with the the doctors and nurses was excellent and caring especially at the height of the pandemic!!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Great for post-partum, didn't love the birthing experience. It's a teaching hospital, so you will get random fellows doing stuff to you that they are barely qualified for. If you end up here, I would make a note in your file to LIMIT interventions by fellows. (i.e. a fellow placed my epidural, and really messed it up)
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Hospital was fantastic. Very aligned with our values in terms of what they allowed and didn't allow (though I would have liked a walking epidural and couldn't get that) and they did not pressure at all on any aspect including pitocin, epidural or painkillers after. They were patient and the place itself is very well organized and clean.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I was not at all impressed with LC support at Weill Cornell. Hard to get time with them and felt very unsupported, especially since I was having issues.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Amazing, 5 stars!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Labor and Delivery was pretty good. I was induced this time and got right into a room. Nurses were fine and doctors were wonderful.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  It was good. The staff was overall really good. In the time of covid we felt like they had took enough precautions to make us feel comfortable in this scary time. We had a double room to ourselves but were told that if it got busy we would have to share so we still pushed to get out released after 2days.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Fantastic - I had a 1:1 nurse due to high risk status. A shared recovery room but my roommate was THE BEST. This was pre renovation so I understand all the rooms are private now. Nursing staff is second to none.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I was not at all impressed with LC support at Weill Cornell. Hard to get time with them and felt very unsupported, especially since I was having issues.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Really happy with all the support I received from doctors and nurses during the birth - couldn't have asked for better care. Only downside was the delay in admitting me for a scheduled induction as they ran out of rooms and this seems to happen fairly regularly. Had to wait about 6 hours to get a room which meant they started my induction at 2am
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I had a great experience.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  It was a good/fine. I wanted to be there because of the location and the NICU and wanted to stick with my doctor. The staff were nice and attentive and I felt very comfortable there. It's not fancy and you often have to share a room post-pardum, but I think that is pretty standard across the city. I know they are about to open a brand new birthing facility across the street which I imagine will be a lot nicer. But I have no complaints about the center.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Old institution but you know that if anything goes wrong you have the best possible care available. We were able to get a private room on the second night and I know they have a brand new facility that just opened so would definitely plan to go there again for any future births.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Pretty good though a bit pushy with the epidural
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 11-May-2020
    Subject:  Vbac/Unmedicated birth at Weill-Cornell 68th street
    Comment:  I delivered 2 years ago at NY Presbyterian 68th Street. I was very set on doing an unmedicated birth. I had done a ton of research and talked it over with my ob who was pretty chill about it. The weekend that my baby was due she said she’d be on call so I was like, oh great. My daughter came a day early but I had unfortunately just missed my ob’s shift for that day and ended up with a completely different doctor on call, who happened to be totally uncool with my birth plan. I was already in active labor when I showed up and all the nurses were asking if I wanted an epidural. I said no and they kept saying, um, are you sure? Which was really annoying. All in all I did manage to have an unmedicated birth but I don’t think it would have happened without my doula. She was really great in motivating me and encouraging me - I was very close to giving in only because the nurses kept asking every 10 minutes if I was sure I didn’t want an epidural and the doctor on call kept making snide comments to me about it (the best ones were “I don’t know why you keep refusing, you clearly need it” and “just get the epidural, I don’t think you’re going to be able to handle the pain that much longer”. All this to say that I think it really depends on who you get as the doctor on call (my doula said she had delivered the night before with my regular OB and she said my experience would have been totally different), and also if you’re really really dead set on trying for a non medicated birth it might help to have a doula who will be able to advocate for you if the hospital staff are really pushy.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 11-May-2020
    Subject:  Vbac/Unmedicated birth at Weill-Cornell 68th street
    Comment:  Congrats! I delivered both my kids at Cornell in 2017 and 2019 both unmedicated. They definitely have a super high epidural rate and while they don’t push you to have one they certainly “ask” you if you’d like one after intense contractions (
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 28-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Vbac/Unmedicated birth at Weill-Cornell 68th street
    Comment:  I delivered both my kids at Weill Cornell, my complaints are all related to my interaction with my OBYN practice post delivery, everyone in the hospital was fantastic. They saved my son's life after birth when he had a collapsed lung and saved my life after my c section with baby #2 when I had post delivery complications. Couldn't recommend the hospital enough!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 28-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Vbac/Unmedicated birth at Weill-Cornell 68th street
    Comment:  I didn’t have a vbac at WC 68th, but did have a csection due to breach. I was not happy about it (but like you, baby was committed to his position) and they appeared very VBAC friendly as we talked through it. Also think it depends on the OB practice and the doctor that could be on call when you deliver. May want to make appts with each doctor and discuss.My hospital stay at 68th was amazing. Nurses were fantastic, I felt very cared for. My little dude needed some NICU love and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.The shared room situation sucks but the new hospital is opening soon. Depending on when you’re due, the new hospital has all private rooms.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 28-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Vbac/Unmedicated birth at Weill-Cornell 68th street
    Comment:  I gave birth in Presbyterian Loma 2 years ago and 5 days ago on 68th. I found Cornell to be very similar to LoMa but better (more space in every way in every room, newer things, more staff). If the concern is on going unmedicated, since I had already announced I was planning on using an epidural, every time I was in serious pain they asked if I wanted it then until I finally felt like I did and had the epidural. I never felt like it was pushed on me or worse, any of those offhand patronizing comments about obviously needing it. Not sure what they would have done if I had said I didn't want it in the first place, but I felt comfortable they wouldn't really push it. On another related note, though in LoMa but also Weill Cornell, my first delivery took forever and ever and ever. It's clear now that I would have ended up with a c-section at a "normal" hospital. They waited, were conservative with the Pitocin, supported, coached (forvlike 18 hours) and ultimately helped me push for 3 hours until I delivered a beautiful baby boy. (Yes, definitely had an epidural, but also don't remember them being pushy about that either).In summary, they were exactly what we wanted and needed and we'd do it again.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 28-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Recent birthing experience at Weill Cornell 68th St.
    Comment:  I just gave birth at this hospital this past Sunday (March 8th) and i couldn’t recommend the facility for both pre and post natal any more highly! I was originally deciding between Lenox Hill Hospital (where i was born), and Cornell and chose Cornell based on the OB practice i chose that was very well reviewed and recommended to me by several different people. I had Dr. Hockstein as my OB and Dr. Dobrenis for my delivery. Dr. Sydney Wu is also supposed to be great, fyi. https://weillcornell.org/stevenhocksteinI was undecided about getting an epidural and wanted to feel it out when the time came. I was concerned about getting too much of a dose and really wanted to physically feel both the labor and delivery (just maybe with a little bit of pain management). I expressed this to my doctor and he assured me i had several options to consider when the time came and that if my decision were to have a completely unmedicated labor, I would be fully supported by the L&D team to provide a calm and comforting environment to give birth in.I ended up going in for an induction due to gestational hypertension on Saturday evening. I had no idea what to expect as this was my first child and i had heard that pitocin can make contractions a lot more intense. A nurse recommended i confer with the anesthesiologist that would insert the epidural beforehand (both for my own comfort at meeting him/her and to discuss options). The doctor was very patient at explaining both the process and my options. That conversation was so helpful to me because i knew exactly what to expect re: timing and we were able to come up with a plan and sign off on the necessary paperwork (could always change my mind and decline it), all before i was potentially in unmanageable pain! We decided to keep the dose very low if I decided i needed one and they could always turn it off if i no longer wanted it for any reason.Once i was dilated to about 6cm and doing exercises on my birthing ball that i brought along, my contractions got really intense and i decided to get the epidural. As he promised, the dose was very light and i was still able to feel each contraction (and def still some pain!) but it was manageable. I actually considered asking them to up the dose a little bit but didn’t in the end. When i was 10cm and ready to start pushing, i felt mentally focused and fully present and able to push my little boy out in under 10 minutes! I can’t say enough about how WONDERFUL the entire hospital staff/birthing team was.Overall it was quite literally my dream birthing experience and i recommend both the OB practice i chose and Cornell as a professional, state of the art medical facility completely and without hesitation. Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions and good luck!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 07-Jan-2020
    Subject:  Pediatric neurosurgeon or craniofacial surgeon
    Comment:  Separately, we also got to know the nurse practitioner, Ashley, who runs The craniofacial open hours for diagnosis at NY Presbyterian each week (she is also the point of contact post surgery which is a perk that nyu did not have). Ashley is a machine and one of those people who deserves any raise she gets (I do not know how she gets everything done).Ultimately we went with the nyp team despite their hospital facilities being severely underwhelming. The nyu kids hospital definitely had all the bells and whistles that I would have wanted but our gut was tuned in to the nyp team. I should also add that we were very happy with the outcome of the surgery and care provided and have celebrity crush status reserved for the nyp surgical team and Ashley. It's always oddly great to return for checkups!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  "Labor and delivery nurse team was amazing. They were everything you would want in a team and the delivery rooms were very spacious and comfortable. Post-birth, they do the typical, baby in the room thing that's common now and feels punitive to be honest especially after not sleeping for 36 hours. But I think that's just NYC. Also if you don't get a private room, your spouse can't stay over. I would have lost my mind with a new baby all night, alone without my husband so thankfully we were able to get one (but I know that's not an option for everyone - it's incredibly pricey). Post-partum nurses were helpful but the lactation consultant gave very generic, unhelpful advice. The push for breastfeeding was also challenging and made me feel like a Handmaid. So pros and cons definitely."
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 13-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  The care at the hospital was excellent. The nurses, in particular, were outstanding and were so reassuring and helpful. We could not get a private room, which was a bummer, but I was alone in a shared room for more than half my stay.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  The birthing center is gorgeous and thoughtfully renovated. I did not get to deliver there in the end. The regular maternity ward needs a renovation and there are not many single rooms. I was there 3 nights post c-section and 2 of the 3 nights I had a shared room because they had no single rooms available. That said, I thought the nursing staff was phenomenal. I really had fun with them and they took great care of me and my baby.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  The birthing room was HUGE, honestly it was like a large studio apartment. We were there for about 16 hours until I got rushed in for the c-section. All the birth nurses and faculty were wonderful. The shared rooms that I was moved into was like a closet and pretty awful. The post-partum nurses weren't synched so my roommate got someone to come check on her at the hour, then would finish up and my nurse would show up on the half hour, turning on lights and waking both of us. It was the worst night of sleep I have ever had. The next two nights we were in a private room so that was great and those nurses were wonderful. The private rooms were very nice as well.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 22-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  I went to Dr Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell. I highly recommend going there. We did three IUI’s and 2 rounds IVF. Got pregnant on the second round of IVF. I’m 41 years old. It’s my first child. I also used Circle and Bloom mind and body meditation for every day of my cycle. I feel that truly helped.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 10-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  I ended up being risked out of the Birthing Center. NYP had excellent staff after the birth. So friendly and helpful. Some triage staff for laboring were young and aggressive.Based on a October 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 09-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  The care was generally excellent, although there were some hiccups in the triage process, which seemed to take much longer than it should. I arrived at the hospital around midnight after my water broke, and the nurses at the check-in area seemed a bit flustered trying to triage me and two other women who arrived at the same time, who were also in labor. Luckily my contractions were still manageable at that point, because I was left to wait in a triage cot behind a curtain without much attention for almost two hours. The triage nurse had some difficulty putting in my IV, which was painful and unnecessarily stressful to me as I was working through my contractions (it took her three tries). However, once I was taken to the labor/delivery room the nursing staff was excellent and very supportive and attentive. The anesthesiologists were also great (I got an epidural when I was about 6 cm dilated), and they were responsive when the epidural didn't seem to work properly, increasing my dosage and making sure I was comfortable. The recovery nursing staff and post-birth care were overall very good. However, I had requested a private room, but one was not available, so I spent the first day in a shared room with very little privacy. My roommate had her entire family in the room (including several men), and I felt uncomfortable trying to breastfeed, dressed in a flimsy hospital gown, with a curtain that didn't really close properly between our areas of the room. I was able to transfer to a private room after a day, which was much better (expensive, but worth it to me!). I overheard one of the nurses telling my roommate that next year the labor/delivery wing of the hospital is moving to a different building where all the rooms will be private, so hopefully that will be a big improvement.Based on a October 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 09-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Loved it! Beautiful rooms, great nurses, not horrible food.Based on a 08/14/17 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 15-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  AwesomeBased on a June 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 15-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  The hospital experience was great. I am glad we took a tour so I knew what to expect. We ended up with a private room on the first night, which made for an expensive, but worth it stay (felt more like a hotel room than a hospital room). All of the nurses and staff were great. No complaints!Based on a June 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 15-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Very Good. All the doctors and nurses were kind and I was always well taken care of.Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 15-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  The hospital and staff were fantastic, and the hospital will be even more so when they open the new maternity ward in a couple years time (so they say). They were very attentive during delivery and after. The nurses (for me and for my son in the CCN) were all amazing--no complaints whatsoever.Based on a July 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 18-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Excellent experience at Weill Cornell/NewYork-Presbyterian. The doctors are terrific, the nurses were amazing at every step during my delivery (24 hour labor, emergency C section, 4 days in the hospital). Warm and caring for me and my baby, professional and calm.Based on October 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 03-Nov-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Excellent. Not overcrowded. Also, as a university hospital, it maintains a complete array of medical equipment on the premises, which might be needed in case of more rare potential complications.Based on September 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Recommend?RecommendReview:The nurses at Cornell Presbyterian were excellent. I don't remember having one who wasn't very competent and compassionate. Total A+ for the nursing staff. They really made sure you and your baby were healthy before you left the hospital. I had a c-section. Scheduling went okay. We were supposed to be the first op of the day, but the day before were told we were second. I don't think the first one was an emergency, so I'm not sure why we were bumped, but day of, the surgery happened pretty much on time. The OR staff was very nice and helpful-- they made sure you understood what was going to happen and when. The lactation consultants were a mixed bag. There were quite a few, which I liked, since I didn't click with one or two of them, but the last one I saw was great. They took the time to come into your room and help you, checking your baby's weight and diaper count, as well as watching you breast feed for technique. I wish one of them had been there shortly after recovery to help me do skin to skin, but I really should have taken care of that myself.My biggest criticism of Cornell Presbyterian is of the squeaky noises! Someone needs to run around the postpartum unit and WD-40 all the hallway door hinges that squeak, because every time one did-- and it happened a LOT-- I was sure it was my baby crying. And I'm sure every other mother thought so too! Day or night, tons of squeaky noises. Also, $800 a night on top of insurance for a private room is a lot. Totally worth it if you can swing it, but I've heard NYU is $500, and Methodist is free. Not sure how accurate the other figures are, but Cornell was $800 per night for a private room in January.Advice:Get a private room. You won't be worried about your family or baby disturbing the other patient, and your spouse will be able to sleep over.Member notes about insurance:So far we've had a great experience with the hospital sending insurance claims directly and United Healthcare paying them directly. Unless a weirdo bill pops up sometime soon [this would be months after delivery], the system seems pretty smooth if they take your insurance.Based on a January 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Recommend?Highly recommendReview:Excellent care especially the nursing staff. They have a system and it works. They explain everything to you and they really take care of you with a willingness and dedication.Advice:Don't hesitate to ask for help. You will get it.Member notes about insurance:They took my insurance.Based on a January 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Recommend?RecommendReview:The birth center is new as of December 2015. There's a jacuzzi tub, full size bed, large shower and other amenities to make one's stay comfortable. Our room also had a view of the Brooklyn Bridge! The midwife and nurse team was great and supportive of my birth plan. They even let my seven-year-old daughter stay for the birth, The midwife also taught my daughter about the placenta, and the nurses involved her in the baby logistics. It was a positive family experience for us. The Lactation consultant spent very little time with us, despite my numerous questions (this could be because I was a STM and breastfed my first). Our nurse overnight was very attentive and competent but that was not consistent with the shift change. It took us over two hours to get discharged because the nurse kept doing other things rather than focusing on our paperwork (and we were the only people in the birthing center). We had to keep reminding her to process our paperwork so we could go home.Advice:If you're looking for a birthing center, this one is great and less crowded than Roosevelt. Just be sure to be assertive when needed (Eg processing discharge)Member notes about insurance:Yes they take insurance and we've had no issues (so far)Based on a February 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 06-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: My experience with NYP was great. All but one of my nurses were attentive and warm. They kept me comfortable during labor and delivery and provided guidance upon request once my daughter was born. The lactation consultant was easy to talk to and encouraging. The facility is very attractive and the food isn't too bad. Recommend? Highly recommend Insurance: NYP took my insurance and had filed all claimsBased on a October 2015 birth.
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    On 22-Feb-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  NYP Cornell - York and 68th Street Member Review: I wanted to write a love letter to the hospital, doctors, and nurses. I didn't do any of the private rooms / nursing etc, so what I got is available to everyone. Birthing suites are huge with views of the East River. Delivery nurses are simply awesome. Semi-private rooms are good, the nursing / lactation / assistants teams are the best. Cannot recommend the whole package highly enough. Do you recommend? Highly recommend Insurance details: Blue Cross Blue Shield - all ok (Review submitted via the 2014 Birthing Survey)
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    On 22-Feb-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  Member Review: I labored and delivered at NYP Cornell with both of my sons. As with any hospital, your care is in the hands of the nurses most of the time. And with most places, it's hit or miss. We had some nurses who were heroic, and went way out of their way to make our stay awesome, save us money, etc. And then there were a couple of nurses who were pushy. I also would have liked to have more skin to skin contact with both of my kids when they were born. I had a traditional delivery, the babies were healthy, and I was told I could have skin to skin. But upon birth, the nurses whisked them away for cleaning. Maybe this was because I needed tons of stitches? Do you recommend? Recommend You can only have 2 people in the room with you while giving birth. Make sure one of them is your birth coach and have that person tell all the nurses there to follow your coach's lead. At times it was hard to focus on what to do because I had a few different people from the nursing team coaching me. Insurance details: Yes, they do take insurance. But be careful! Do read the fine print. Make sure each caregiver who walks into your room is covered by your plan. One of the pediatricians on rotation was not on our plan and we paid hundreds of dollars for her to stand and talk to us for about 15 minutes!(Review submitted via the 2014 Birthing Survey)