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Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York is designed exclusively for children and their families. Caring for children includes providing them with a warm, comforting, homelike setting. That’s why every aspect of our spacious open building is child oriented - from the fold-out beds for parents to the fully staffed playrooms on each floor. Our caregivers are dedicated to providing the most skilled and sensitive treatment for all your child’s health care needs. Our goal is to help children feel comfortable, safe and stress-free.

At Cohen Children's Medical Center, family-centered care is an essential part of each child’s experience. Our family-centered approach to health care involves patients, families and healthcare professionals forming a partnership that benefits everyone. A family member is anyone whom our patients regard as significant in their lives. Family members are not considered “visitors” but essential caregivers and participants in decisions that affect the total care received by the child.

  • About Your Stay

    Whether you are visiting for a brief appointment, a day of testing, an extended stay or simply to offer your support as a visitor, we know you may have questions.

  • Family Resources

    Cohen Children’s Medical Center is committed to providing services to meet the needs of the families of our patients.

  • Family Centered Rounds

    At Cohen Children’s Medical Center, children come first in everything we do. Our staff understands their special needs and that caring for children is best accomplished through family-centered care.

  • Publications

    "Kids First" our quarterly newsletter that provides useful information for patients' families and visitors.

  • Pediatric Pre-Surgical Testing

    The Pre-Surgical Testing Program provides pre-surgical/pre-anesthesia preparation and education for you and your child.

  • Children's Bill of Rights

    We care about the rights our patients and families. We have developed a Bill of Rights specifically for children.

  • Preparing for Surgery

    No matter what surgery your child needs at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, we think it is essential to prepare you and your child both physically and emotionally for this hospital experience.

  • Cohen and Kohl's "Keeping Kids Healthy Program"

    Together, Helping Kids Stay on the Right Track to Health Cohen Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Cares

  • Child Life

    The Child Life Program is designed to help children and families to cope socially, psychologically and emotionally during unfamiliar, frightening or painful experiences of hospitalization and illness.

  • Community Education

    community education, car seat safety, babysitting classes, cpr, helmet safety

  • Who Will Care for Your Child

    Your child’s health care team may include several doctors and staff members. Learn more about the team.

  • Local Houses of Worship

    community churches, synagog, houses of worship

  • Visiting Guidelines

    We encourage parents/guardians to spend as much time as they can with their hospitalized child.

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