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List of the oldest hospitals in the United States
The following is a list of the oldest hospitals in the United States, containing extant hospitals in the United States established prior to the year 1900. The dates refer to the foundation or the earliest documented contemporary reference to the hospital.
|1736||NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Hospital Center||New York City, New York (Manhattan)
||Public hospital. Formerly known as Bellevue Hospital Center. Renamed NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Hospital Center in November 2015. It is the oldest U.S. hospital in continuous operation.|||
|1736||Charity Hospital||New Orleans, Louisiana
||Defunct public hospital. It was originally named the Hospital of Saint John or L’Hôpital des Pauvres de la Charité (The Charity Hospital for the Poor). Charity Hospital sustained severe flood damage during Hurricane Katrina and was closed.|||
|1751||Pennsylvania Hospital||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
||Private, non-profit hospital founded by Ben Franklin.|||
|1771||New York Hospital||New York City, New York (Manhattan)
||Public hospital. Now known as Weill Cornell Medical Center is the primary teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medicine. In 1998 it merged with Presbyterian Hospital to form NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital.|||
|1773||Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center||Baltimore, Maryland
||Teaching hospital. Originally called Baltimore County and Town Almshouse.|||
|1796||Boston Dispensary||Boston, Massachusetts
||Public hospital. Merged with Tufts Medical Center in 1930|||
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