In an unprecedented move, a small army of cameras recently set up shop at New York Presbyterian for a full year and followed the day to day real life drama at the hospital in Washington Heights.
“NY Med” is a hit on ABC with more than four million viewers tuning in each week. The docu-series follows patients and doctors through sometimes terrifying ordeals. And it’s quickly turning ordinary surgeons like Dr. Q into Rock Stars.
Dr. Robert Kelly is the President of New York Presbyterian and calls it a win-win for the hospital staff.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to see what really happens inside hospitals because they were here and nobody was acting. They were just shooting what happens on a day to day basis,” says Kelly.
U.S. News and World Report recently ranked New York Presbyterian as number one in New York and among the top 10 in the nation. And that’s a big reason why ABC chose the hospital for its eight part series.