Medical Board committees' minutes


Minutes of committees of the Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board.  These include the Planning Committee, 1944-1985 (16 v.); the Staff Committee, 1948-1990 (7 v.); and the Diagnostic Laboratory Committee, 1963-1969 (1 v.). 

The Planning Committee dealt with the future development of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center usually in terms of physical expansion but sometimes programmatically as well.  The Staff Committee’s function was “to submit recommendations to the Medical Board toward improving the professional care of patients and enhancing the usefulness of the Hospital.”  The Diagnostic Laboratories Committee had oversight of all medical testing including the introduction of new diagnostic tests, the purchase of new equipment, and the implementation of new policies.

The minutes may not be complete for every committee.


Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Medical Board

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1.75 cubic feet (24 vols.)



Closed for 25 years from date of creation.

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Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board committee minutes