The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing individualized care to pregnant women and their newborns, opened August 2.  

Ballinger served as medical architect and healthcare planner for the 246,500 SF hospital, which graces the top six floors of the David H. Koch Center in Manhattan. 

The hospital’s 75 antepartum and postpartum rooms allow every patient to have their own room, promoting privacy, family bonding, and comfort. A Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)—offering the highest level of critical care for newborns—features private rooms and is the first in New York City with a dedicated MRI and operating room in the NICU. The interior design includes spacious rooms flooded with natural light and artwork created by women. 

“The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns has been designed, first and foremost, as a place for mothers and their babies to receive the highest quality, most personalized level of care available,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “The hospital’s best-in-class model of care combines outstanding care teams, cutting-edge clinical technologies, and a beautiful, nurturing setting that prioritizes our patients’ privacy, safety and comfort.”

The project was designed as a collaboration between HOK and Ballinger.