Dr. J. Marion Sims, The Founder Of The Harlem Women’s Hospital

j-marionsimsportraitAt the time of his death in 1893, there was no controversy at all: Dr. J. Marion Sims was heralded as a surgical pioneer and a hero—thought of so highly, a statue memorializing him went up a year later in Bryant Park. Continue Reading →

Henry J. Carter Speciality Hospital in Harlem (Updated)

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We are in Harlem because God sent us to Harlem.
Henry “Hank” Carter and Wheelchair Charities (WCI) donated 14 state-of-the-art wheelchairs to the residents of NYC Health and Hospital Corporation’s, Henry J. Carter Speciality Hospital and Nursing Facility during a special event on Friday, February 28. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hospital April 18, 1887

When Harlem Hospital Center opened its doors on April 18, 1887, the physical plant consisted of a leased, three-story wooden building, it was located at the juncture of East 120th Street and the East River. Continue Reading →

Irene Reid: A Harlem Great dies

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On Friday January 4th, the legend/vocalist Irene Reid, one of Harlem’s greatest vocalists that ever graced a stage, has passed. Continue Reading →