New work with Partners + Napier drives awareness among diverse Brooklyn communities

ROCHESTER, NY, Oct. 27, 2023 — Maimonides Health, Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, is partnering with creative and media agency Partners + Napier to launch, “My Bklyn. My Care.,” an integrated program that cements Maimonides’ position as the health system that knows Brooklyn best, highlighting its deep roots in the community, its high-quality and accessible care as well as its appreciation and shared pride for its diverse neighborhoods.

Maimonides has been a cornerstone of the Brooklyn community since 1911, and this work is our love letter to Brooklyn,” said Kenneth D. Gibbs, President and CEO at Maimonides Health. “We’re incredibly proud to offer clinical specialties that rival the best in the country, with staff who know and care deeply about the community they serve. With this work, we’re showcasing our clinical excellence through the real providers and real facilities where we deliver care. We want to show that the best way to care for Brooklyn is to love Brooklyn, and that’s what we do every day.”

Brooklyn is one of the most diverse communities in the U.S., home to speakers of more than 200 languages with more than 50 percent of residents speaking a language other than English at home ( Audience research showed that as culturally different as its neighborhoods may be, there is a palpable sense of pride that unites them. “My Bklyn. My Care.” highlights the incredible diversity and shared understanding of the Brooklyn community, reminding people about Maimonides’ outstanding cancer center and its new Emergency Department in Bay Ridge, while also nodding to their expertise on the best deli in Midwood, and that their doctors and nurses are Brooklynites, too.

To reach the greater Brooklyn community while prioritizing key segments, media strategy focuses on broad-reaching channels such as TV, streaming audio, social media, and OOH in major, walkable, neighborhood centers, with more culturally specific print and radio advertising in Arab, Asian-American, Black and Afro-Caribbean, Hispanic, Jewish and Russian communities.

“We’re so proud of this work because it’s not just about healthcare, it’s about community,” said Rob Kottkamp, Chief Creative Officer at Partners + Napier. “We’re moving away from the overproduced standards of the category in favor of showing the real people of Maimonides, the real Brooklynites, who know this community best. Because it’s the people, their backgrounds, and their pride for Brooklyn that make care at Maimonides really special.”


Client: Maimonides Health

Director of Marketing: Michelle Liew

VP, Marketing and Communications: Suzanne Tammaro

Creative and Media Agency

Partners + Napier

Group Creative Director: Dan O’Donnell
Creative Director: Louis Wittig

Associate Creative Director: MacKenzie Dunsmoor

Executive Producer: Danene DiCicco

VP, Head of Account Leadership: Lindsey Cash

Group Account Director: Cara Mittler

Group Account Director: Elyse Kosakowski

Assistant Account Executive: Rachel Rockwell

Director of Brand Strategy: Janine Perry

Director of Operations, Project and Resource Management: Melissa Smith

Associate Director of Project Management: Lauren Cole

Editorial Services Manager: Erin Dwyer

Production Supervisor: Wendy DiSalvo

Mechanical Artist: JP Smith

VP, Group Media Director: Jordan Murphy

Group Director of Media and Communications Planning: Greg Smith

Director of Media Buying: Michelle Spinnler

Senior Manager, Media Buying: Erica Erskine

Senior Media Buyer: Brenden Vujcec

Media Buyer: Amanda Baum

Director of Analytics: Megan Patrick

Senior Insights Analyst: Darshi Mehta

Chief Creative Officer: Rob Kottkamp

Production Company: We Know The Future

Director: We Know The Future

Director of Photography: Jamal Solomon

Line Producer: Justin Lundstrom

Photographer: Kivvi Rachelle

Retouching: Chris Bodie

Editorial & Finish Company: PS260

Managing Partner: Zarina Mak

Executive Producer: Zeke Bowman                                       

Post Producer: Ingrid Nunn

Editor: Tyler Hurst                                                                           

Assistant Editor: Allie Thompson                                               

Lead Flame Artist: Mark Popham                             

Finishing Producer: Yoko Lytle                            

Telecine Company: Company 3

Telecine Artist: Tim Masick                                          

Producer: Ryan Moncrief                          

Audio Post Production: PS260

Sound Designer/Mixer: Nicole Pettigrew              

Managing Partner: Zarina Mak

About Maimonides Health

Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 350,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 2,000+ physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’ largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit

About Partners + Napier

Partners + Napier ( is a full-service creative and media agency that helps brands leave a mark on people, business, and culture. Ranked one of the Most Effective Agencies in North America by Effie Worldwide, the agency specializes in health and wellness, CPG food and beverage, restaurant, beverage alcohol, and B2B, proudly serving clients like Constellation Brands, MDLIVE, Highmark Health, Delta Vacations, Wegmans, Bausch + Lomb, and Xerox. The agency is a part of Project Worldwide, an independent global network of wholly owned agencies.

Media Contacts
Partners + Napier:
Chelsea Wagner, (619) 955-2787, [email protected]

Maimonides Health: Tina Lee, (718) 238-8251, [email protected]


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