As a part of the transformation, New York Community Hospital takes on the new name Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital
Maimonides Medical Center formally introduced Maimonides Health as a health system uniquely focused on the health of Brooklynites. The launch included the unveiling of Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital as the new name for New York Community Hospital, which joined the Maimonides organization last July.
Maimonides Health includes Maimonides Medical Center and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital, as well as Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital. It has over 7,000 employees, 1,800 doctors and more than 80 Brooklyn-based locations. Later this year, Maimonides Health will be opening a dedicated Emergency Care Center in Bay Ridge, providing 24/7 access to emergency services at the former site of Victory Memorial Hospital. Additionally, Brooklyn’s first stand-alone pediatric emergency room is currently under construction at the Maimonides Children’s Hospital and will open next year.
“Maimonides has been a pillar of clinical excellence in Brooklyn for over 110 years and we are undergoing this transformation to better meet the needs of the communities we proudly care for,” said Kenneth Gibbs, CEO of Maimonides Health and President & CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “Our commitment is to continue to expand Brooklynites’ ease of access to the continuum of care and services that support the health and well-being of individuals and families in this borough.”
Maimonides began this transformational journey in 2018, when the Medical Center affiliated with New York Community Hospital and introduced plans to expand several diagnostic and treatment programs available in Midwood and surrounding communities. These plans include introducing a dedicated MRI unit and cardiac catheterization lab at Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital, and the opening of a new infusion center on Kings Highway next month.
“Maimonides Health reflects our shared heritage, history and mission to serve the uniquely diverse and dynamic communities of this borough” said Barry Stern, President and CEO of Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital. “Our new name captures our commitment to clinical excellence consistent with Maimonides’ reputation, while preserving our legacy and culture as a truly community-devoted resource.”
Maimonides Medical Center, ranked among the top ten in the nation for clinical outcomes, is a leader in innovation and clinical research with multiple centers of excellence including: the Heart & Vascular Institute, Cancer Center, Bone & Joint Center/Spine Center, and Comprehensive Stroke Center & Neurosciences Institute. Maimonides Children’s Hospital is home to the borough’s only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital has been a pillar of the Brooklyn community since its founding in 1929, with a range of adult medical and surgical inpatient services as well as a full-service emergency room and ambulatory surgery.
Maimonides Health will continue to evolve as the organization builds on its innovative programs in population health that address the needs of underserved communities in Brooklyn and expands access to primary and specialty care. The system is also advancing plans to introduce and integrate new digital health tools and “to facilitate the clinical care coordination, collaboration and sharing of best practices that ensure patients, and the community, realize the full benefit of being part of an integrated health system defined by both our fundamental commitment to serving the people of this borough and our unwavering focus on clinical excellence” says Gibbs.