What do grandmothers, addicts and celebrities have in common? All of them seek care at Columbia and Weill Cornell Hospitals, the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. For a full year ABC cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily in these world class facilities. "NY Med" follows the irascible, compassionate and, at times, cocky attending surgeons who try to change the trajectory of lives by relying on sheer medical brilliance and a healthy dose of old fashioned good luck.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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NY Med is a medical documentary series which premiered on ABC on July 10, 2012. It follows the medical staff and patients of Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center (both a part of NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital in New York City) as well as NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. The series is produced by ABC News. A second season of NY Med premiered on June 26, 2014, which also includes University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.
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NY Med received “universal acclaim” based on an aggregate score of 84 out of 100 from six critics on Metacritic. Verne Gay of Newsday called the series “beautiful and moving,” adding “NY Med brings it all home with power, beauty, insight and a degree of emotion that's an occasional sharp uppercut to the jaw.” New York Magazine's Matt Zoller Seitz said the series “is filled with warm, honest moments like this — some poignant, others comic — and characters who would be plenty compelling even if they didn't keep revealing surprising new sides.” Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times called the series “surprisingly addictive”, adding “NY Med appears less self-conscious about its medical pedigree than its predecessors, more willing to embrace the dramatic pacing and elasticities of television.” The New York Times' Mike Hale thought the series was “predictably absorbing” but added “NY Med and its predecessors have an interesting, though certainly unintentional, effect: The intense focus on the heroics of the nurses and doctors can make the patients look just as helpless and pathetic as we fear we will be when our day in the ward comes.”
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