Founded in 1820, the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) has the distinction of being the oldest specialty hospital in the Western Hemisphere. One of the first medical centers to recognize the increasing need for outpatient care, NYEEI adapted its operations to accommodate this need. Recent renovations have incorporated the latest technologies — enhancing our facilities for ambulatory surgery. Above all, NYEEI is distinguished by its focus on eyes, ears, noses and throats. With more than 140,000 outpatient visits and 21,000 surgical procedures every year, it is the largest provider of care in its specialties in the country.

Consistently ranked as one of the Top Specialty Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report (in Ophthalmology and recently for ENT) and designated as a Magnet hospital in 2009, NYEEI offers nurses the chance to work with some of the most respected names in the field while introducing new techniques and technologies.

If these are things you didn’t know about New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, we invite you to learn more about New York’s best-kept secret.


  • 301 East 14th Street at Second Avenue, Manhattan
Specialty Areas:
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery

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Awards and Recognition