In 1909 William Van Duzer Lawrence recognized the need for an outstanding community hospital after his son fell ill with appendicitis and had to be transported by baggage car to New York City. Following his son’s complete recovery, he purchased the land and donated the funds to build Lawrence.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence is a 288-bed facility, and is expanding to continually meet the needs of a growing and diverse population. NYP/Lawrence has initiated several capital improvement projects which provide upgrades and new services throughout the hospital.
We have recruited an experienced and talented medical and nursing staff with training from the finest institutions in the world. These caring professionals have access to the latest clinical information technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to give patients innovative and high tech care close to home.
Further, Lawrence is a leader in stroke care as the hospital has been designated a New York State Stroke Center by meeting stringent requirements for speed and quality of care. Lawrence has also won important certifications as Breast Imaging and Bariatric Centers of Excellence.
As an indicator of its growth, Lawrence provides emergency care to approximately 35,000 individuals annually in our Emergency Department. We also deliver nearly 2000 babies each year. New moms and their families enjoy their home away from home in our spa-like Maternity Department featuring private rooms with showers, flat screen TVs and Internet access.
Throughout Lawrence, patients and visitors will find a commitment to compassionate service and the pursuit of excellence. Lawrence's laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. And, Our Cancer Care program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation. In addition, the hospital’s Cardiology program includes an accredited Echocardiographic Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiographic Laboratories.
Lawrence is accredited by The Joint Commission. And, the hospital is fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health.