About Lincoln Hospital Lincoln Hospital is an adult Level 1 Trauma Center with approximately 140,000 Emergency Department visits annually. It has one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. The hospital is located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx in New York City. The hospital serves as a community hospital providing services in Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. Lincoln Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Lincoln Hospital is part of New York Health and Hospitals, the largest municipal healthcare system in the United States. A Historical Landmark Founded in 1839, the facility's original mission was to serve as a home for aged African Americans, many of whom had been slaves prior to the abolition of slavery. In 1902, the hospital moved from Manhattan to the Bronx and became known as the "Lincoln Hospital & Home" in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. Although initially founded for the black community, the hospital eventually opened its doors to everyone. Over the next 100-year period, Lincoln underwent several major expansion projects to accommodate an increasing patient population and changes in healthcare needs. In 1970, the Young Lords, a group of activists, occupied the hospital to protest the city's indifference to the health and social conditions of the community. In 1976, the current 362 bed facility was opened.