Credits Grant from NYS Governor Kathy Hochul’s “Expanding Safe and Supportive Medical and/or Procedural Abortion Access in New York State”  

Brooklyn, NY (July 17, 2023) – Maimonides Medical Center’s Early Pregnancy Assessment Center (EPAC) recently celebrated the arrival of two new ultrasound units, thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded through NYS Governor Kathy Hochul’s “Expanding Safe and Supportive Medical/and or Procedural Abortion Access in New York State initiative.” 

The EPAC is Brooklyn’s first and only hospital-based provider that offers necessary, time-sensitive care in early pregnancy. They offer same-day and next-day appointments to pregnant patients with concerns or complications, and Maimonides’ Family Planning program is the largest in the borough. 

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“Maimonides EPAC is committed to supporting the excellent outcomes of all our patients,” said Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH, Director of the Maimonides Family Planning Division. “We have an outstanding team of experts here, and with the addition of this added new technology we are better able to serve this vital mission.”

Maimonides EPAC is part of a large and growing program of women’s health services. “We are building a model Women’s Health Institute at Maimonides, and the EPAC is just one of the reproductive health services we offer,” says Scott Chudnoff, MD, MSc, Chair, Maimonides OB/GYN Department. “From early pregnancy to menopause, The Women’s Health Institute will be a leader in providing women with access to clinical care and expertise that extends from gynecologic health through menopause, partnering with patients in every step of their health journey.”

“Maimonides serves an essential role in this community, and our ability to acquire such funding is testament to our commitment and ability to meet the health needs of those we serve,” says Ken Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Health. “These new ultrasounds offer our EPAC patients improved access to early pregnancy care and continue our commitment to expand access to care for all Brooklynites.”  

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About Maimonides Health

Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 250,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 1800 physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s 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

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