For Immediate Release
December 10, 2020
Emily Walsh – [email protected] – 212-691-2800
Transaction to enhance hospital operations and improve medical care options in Brooklyn will be sent to the New York State Department of Health for approval
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (December 10, 2020) – Maimonides Medical Center (Maimonides) and New York Community Hospital (NYCH) announced today the signing of an affiliation agreement that marks the next step in a clinical relationship that began in 2018.
The agreement calls for Maimonides and NYCH to become co-operators of the NYCH facility. This will enable both entities to deliver high-quality care more effectively and efficiently to the Brooklyn communities they serve.
“I am extremely proud of the work that has been done to get both organizations to this point in our collaborative effort to enhance medical care for our Brooklyn communities,” said Ken Gibbs, CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “Our commitment to delivering world-class care close to home for our patients is greatly aided by this affiliation, as our neighbors will now benefit from greater access to advanced medical care across both hospitals.”
Through their existing clinical collaboration agreement, Maimonides and NYCH have already demonstrated ways in which the relationship benefits patients. Maimonides physicians from over ten specialties have begun to provide services at NYCH. The two organizations are also in the process of jointly developing an infusion suite at NYCH to serve cancer patients. The clinical affiliation has enabled Maimonides to work with NYCH to further enhance medical services and programs it provides to its patients, including cancer care, cardiovascular care, surgical services, and advanced imaging.
“Our partnership with Maimonides has already provided a tremendous benefit to the people of Brooklyn and it’s a testament to the deeply dedicated teams at both hospitals who share the same commitment to exceptional clinical care and collaboration to support our patients,” said Barry Stern, CEO of New York Community Hospital. “We are excited about reaching this next crucial step in continuing to work together to ensure that Brooklyn residents have local access to outstanding care for years to come.”
The affiliation agreement between the two institutions will draw on the historic strengths of both hospitals, facilitating further collaboration among clinicians and more convenient patient access to a broader array of medical and surgical specialty services at NYCH. The transaction is subject to approval by the New York State Department of Health. Following that process, Maimonides and NYCH will become co-operators of NYCH.