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Why Choose Us?


To a sick child, the walls of a hospital represent a small universe. At Cohen Children’s Medical Center , this universe has been planned with insight and compassion.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a hospital completely dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents. We are not a wing or a floor of a hospital or a department of pediatrics, we are a hospital .

Just walking into the New Hyde Park campus of Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) can be a great adventure for children. Designed with children and their families in mind, our lobby and atrium greet families with vibrant color and whimsical design. A water feature is surrounded by a family resource center, surgical waiting area and play area. Children see something happy and dedicated to them the minute they arrive at hospital.

At Cohen Children’s Medical Center, patient and family centered care remains at the core of our mission. Excellent care and excellent service are hallmarks of our pediatric hospital. The physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals at CCMC are nationally recognized leaders in their fields, and they are committed to providing children and their family with caring and compassion. Our team members consist of more than 160 full-time pediatric specialists, over 500 pediatric nurses, over 525 voluntary staff and numerous child life specialists, social workers and support staff who have invested their entire career in the care of children. Our commitment is to provide the most sophisticated state-of-the-art care for children’s medical needs in all major clinical areas and the most sensitive and considerate support for their personal and family needs.

With our integrated services at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park and at North Shore University Hospital, we treat over 230,000 children per year, from the smallest babies to the most complex traumas. CCMC is the largest pediatric teaching hospital in the metropolitan region which enables us to provide the most innovative therapies and procedures available. We operate the only pediatric open heart program serving Suffolk, Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn as well as the area’s only pediatric bone marrow transplantation program.

We are also expanding to meet the growing demand for our services. Construction is well underway for a new six-story 115,000 square foot building that will include a state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit; dedicated operating rooms for children, private single occupancy patient beds; and the region’s largest and only stand-alone pediatric emergency department. Along with our new Children’s Heart Center in New Hyde Park, a new 24,000 square foot pediatric subspecialty center will be opening in the summer.

Every year thousands of children come to Cohen Children’s Medical Center for a variety of reasons. We give the sickest children hope of becoming healthy again and their families the support and guidance so importantly needed.

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