Over a century of excellent service
Since 1911, Maimonides has been a cornerstone of the Brooklyn community and is the largest hospital in Brooklyn. Over the last century, we’ve become a world-class care center and a vital part of New York City. From the 1st heart transplant in the U.S. to the 1st hospital-based Clinical Simulation Center in the Northeast, we are on the cutting edge of innovation.
We are a Top 10 Hospital in the Nation for Clinical Excellence according to data published by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
A culture of innovation
We commit to continuous innovation by working with new medical technology and embracing a culture of teamwork within our disciplines. Our experienced team of board-certified doctors and clinicians adheres to rigorous protocols for patient safety so we can provide the best care for you and your loved ones. The American Hospital Association has recognized Maimonides for implementing advanced computer technology to reduce the risk of errors for more than 2 decades.
Maimonides continues to pioneer some of the most sophisticated procedures in medicine. We recognized early on that investing in technology would dramatically improve patient care, reduce errors, and accelerate decision-making. Read more about some of our historic achievements.
Along with a strong history of innovation, we are dedicated to providing exceptional, comprehensive care to our Brooklyn community and beyond.
Our centers of excellence
Brooklyn’s only comprehensive Children’s Hospital
Obstetrics and gynecology—the safest obstetrics and newborn care
We are a New York State-designated Regional Perinatal Center, accepting high-risk maternity patients, because of our proven track record for patient safety in Obstetrics and Neonatology. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is among the safest in the nation. (Vermont Oxford Network)
The Stella and Joseph Payson Birthing Center is the busiest birthing center in New York State. (New York State Department of Health)
The mortality rates are significantly lower than the national average.
Bone and joint—exceptional orthopedics and spine treatment
Heart and vascular— among the best in the country
The Maimonides Heart and Vascular Institute ranks among the top 1% of hospitals in the U.S. for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and pulmonary disease 30-day mortality rates. (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
We’re also the #1 hospital in New York State for angioplasty and stents. Plus, we have the highest volume and best outcomes in heart attack care, and our cardiac valve surgery outcomes better than any Manhattan program. (New York State Department of Health)
Maimonides Cancer Center—outstanding achievements in cancer care
The accredited Maimonides Cancer Center, which has earned the coveted Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, is the only full-service center in Brooklyn, providing all treatment specialties. Our highly regarded Breast Center is home to an American College of Radiology designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Stroke and neurosciences—critical stroke care available 24/7
For 7 years in a row, the American Stroke Association has given Maimonides its highest recognition for quality and safety for our Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our team of Neuroscience experts includes the full array of subspecialists, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional neuroradiologists. The Jaffe Stroke Center offers cutting-edge treatment techniques and new hope for stroke victims.
Our population health initiatives
About our health initiatives
The Department of Population Health at Maimonides aims to improve the well-being of the Brooklyn community by transforming the healthcare system and developing processes that support health and social services organizations.
Brooklyn Health Home
The Brooklyn Health Home was established to coordinate medical and behavioral healthcare services for Medicaid patients. It is built on the foundation of a successful program developed at Maimonides, along with many community-based organizations with funding provided by New York State.
Community Care of Brooklyn
New York State has worked with the federal government to initiate the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, which will allow the state to reinvest over 6 billion dollars to improve healthcare for Medicaid beneficiaries. Maimonides is poised to transform the healthcare delivery system in Brooklyn by teaming up with over 350 provider organizations and over 2,400 physicians to establish Community Care of Brooklyn (CCB).
Our Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Geriatric Unit provides an interdisciplinary approach to care for older patients, helping to ease their hospitalization
Community Services at Maimonides
A better Brooklyn for us all
Maimonides conducts regular community health assessments to inform the community services that our organization delivers. Through the assessment process, we gather input from community-based organizations, local residents, and primary care providers, in addition to analyzing public health data. Every 3 years, Maimonides publishes a Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Service Plan which aligns with the New York State Department of Health Prevention Agenda priorities. This report is approved by our Board of Trustees and filed with the New York State Department of Health. By conducting and releasing this report, we strive to better Brooklyn.
Read the current Maimonides Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Service Plan.
Ambulatory health network
Maimonides’ network of ambulatory health centers brings primary care services into neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. These health centers serve the community and are tailored to meet the healthcare needs of the local neighborhoods.
Mental health services
Our Community Mental Health Center staff provides mental health services to our neighbors on a daily basis. After the September 11th tragedy, we offered support and help to individuals and families dealing with the loss of loved ones and community members. We continue that support today.
Code of mutual respect
Maimonides believes that everyone must be treated in a dignified, respectful manner at all times in order for high-quality healthcare to be accomplished. We uphold the principles outlined in the Maimonides Medical Center By-Laws and Corporate Compliance Program Code of Conduct.
We recognize the interdependence amongst healthcare providers in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. The Code of Mutual Respect acknowledges that the ability to deliver high-quality healthcare and success in the marketplace depends in large part upon all healthcare providers communicating well, collaborating effectively, and working as a team to optimize and monitor outcomes.
Maimonides further acknowledges that there are many participants in the process of effective healthcare, including patients, their families, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, hospital staff, students, vendors, consultants, and volunteers.
Maimonides—committed to clinical excellence and patient comfort
Maimonides is an independent teaching hospital at the forefront of innovative medicine. Our patient-centered approach to care is embodied throughout our staff, the hospital, and our renowned centers of excellence.
Our physicians are not only highly trained professionals but are caring individuals who recognize that your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are affected by medical issues. Our expert team combines compassionate care and advanced treatments to provide you with exceptional care.