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Bellevue Hospital

Bellevue Hospital (pronounced: bell-view hospital) is a historic medical facility located in New York City. It is the oldest public hospital in the United States, with a history dating back to 1736.


The name "Bellevue" is derived from the French words "belle vue", meaning "beautiful view". This name was chosen due to the hospital's original location, which offered a panoramic view of the East River and Manhattan.


Bellevue Hospital was originally established as a six-bed infirmary within the Almshouse, a public institution serving the city's poor and homeless. Over the years, it has grown into a major medical center, renowned for its contributions to medical research and education.


Bellevue Hospital offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, internal medicine, surgical services, and psychiatric care. It is also home to the Bellevue Hospital Center School of Nursing, one of the oldest nursing schools in the United States.


Bellevue Hospital is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine, providing clinical training for medical students and residents. It also collaborates with other institutions in the area, such as the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

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