Welcome to Maimonides
Since 1911, Maimonides has been meeting the broad range of healthcare needs of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, including Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Brighton Beach, and Sunset Park. Quality healthcare starts with excellent communication, which is why we recruit physicians, nurses, and clerical staff who represent the many linguistic and cultural traditions in the communities we serve.
Maimonides is a smoke-free, tobacco-free facility. Use of smoking tobacco and all other tobacco products is prohibited on any Maimonides property.
Patient visitation policy due to COVID-19 effective Thursday, April 1, 2021
Consistent with the New York State Department of Health’s issued directives and orders, and in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, families and staff, visitation to the Medical Center is specified below. Paramount in combatting the spread of COVID-19 is proper mask wearing and visitors remaining in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit. This is a ZERO tolerance policy that will be strictly enforced, and is in place for all areas of the Medical Center, including the Emergency Department, inpatient units, ambulatory sites, and other facilities.
The following general visitation process is in effect:
- Up to two visitors, per patient, will be permitted at bedside. Patients are limited to a maximum of two visitors per day, for a total of four hours per day.
- Visiting will be limited to the following hours:
- Sunday – Friday, 1—7pm*
- Saturday, 2—10pm *These hours may be subject to change.
- Visitors will be provided with, and must wear appropriate PPE. This includes wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose at ALL times in all areas of the Medical Center. There are NO exceptions to this protocol. Any Visitor in violation of PPE requirements will be asked to leave the Medical Center immediately and future visitation privileges may be restricted.
- All visitors must consent to symptom and temperature checks.
- All screened visitors will be issued a four hour visitor pass. The maximum total visiting time per patient is four hours per day.
Emergency Department patients
The following general visitation process is in effect for ED patients.
- One visitor will be permitted at bedside, with up to two visitors per day, per patient.
- Visiting will be limited to a maximum of four hours per ED visit. (ED visitation is available 24 hours/day.)
- Visitors will be provided with, and must wear appropriate PPE.
- All visitors must consent to symptom and temperature checks.
- All screened visitors will be issued a four hour visitor pass.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Two designated parents or legal guardians are permitted to visit at a time.
- Visiting is permitted 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week.
Labor & delivery/mother-baby
- Two designated support people and a doula may accompany a pregnant patient throughout labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period, including the Recovery Room. Visiting hours in the Mother Baby unit are 9am—9pm.
- Two designated support people may accompany a pediatric patient.
- For hospitalized pediatric patients, the patient or the family/caregiver may designate up to two support people; however, only one support person may be present at the bedside, at a time.
- Two family members and/or legal representatives may be permitted at the bedside of any patient who is actively dying, or whose death is anticipated within less than 24 hours.
- The patient or the family/caregiver may designate up to two support people.
- In the event the patient is the parent of a minor child, one adult family member and one child may be permitted at the patient beside.
Support Person Due to Medical Necessity for Essential Care of Patient
- One support person for patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary) including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia, may be designated to remain with them through their hospitalization.
- The Medical Center retains the discretion to determine clinically whether a support person is essential to the patient’s care, and will base this determination on whether the presence of the support person is medically necessary.
- An additional visitor may also be with the patient, but only during the hospital-designated visiting hours.
- One healthy visitor may pick up discharged patients.
The visitation standards set forth above will be subject to the following restrictions:
- All requests for visitors under this policy will be evaluated against the standards of the New York State Department of Health’s guidance, while also ensuring safety for the Medical Center’s patients and staff.
- Patients undergoing same-day procedures may be accompanied to the facility by a companion and that companion may remain with the patient through the initial intake process and may rejoin the patient for the discharge process.
- Visitors may not be present during procedures and recovery room except for end-of-life care, pediatrics, childbirth, and patients with an intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
- The Medical Center will screen all visitors for symptoms of COVID-19. Any visitors who are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, develop symptoms of COVID-19, exposure or symptoms during the prior 10 days or have a temperature equal to or greater than 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit shall be excluded from the facility.
- Except for end-of-life situations in which the patient is the parent of a minor child, children under the age of 13 are prohibited from visitation.
- The Medical Center can exclude all visitors who have travelled from a Restricted State or Foreign Country within the 14 days prior to the first day of visitation.
- Patients can only designate one unique individual (or, if allowed as described above, two individuals) as their support person.
- When a patient designates someone as a support person, they cannot alter that designation at a later date. If the support person must be excluded from the Medical Center due to concerns about contracting COVID-19, the patient may only then designate a replacement support person.
- Individuals age 70 years or older are not encouraged to be support persons at this time due to increased risk of COVID-19 infection.
- All visitors must abide by the Medical Center’s requirement to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and must do so in a manner to conserve the use of PPE. Visitors who fail to wear PPE will be asked to leave the Medical Center.
- All visitors must practice scrupulous hand hygiene.
- Visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit except for entering and exiting the hospital.
- The Medical Center reserves the right to ask any visitor to leave if they interfere with the clinical care of the patient or other patients.
- Visitors who wish to file a patient complaint regarding this policy, or want further information including a copy of the New York State Department of Health’s guidance, can contact the Patient Relations Department at 718-283-7212.
Directions and parking
Maimonides is located in Borough Park and is easily accessible by car.
Take the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Drive (FDR) or Westside Highway southbound. Take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel or Brooklyn Bridge onto Route 278 West (Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE)/Gowanus Expressway) to 39th Street Exit. Make a U-turn at the light on 39th Street. Continue on 39th Street past 9th Avenue then bear right onto New Utrecht Avenue. Take the next right on Tenth Avenue and continue straight. Maimonides is at 48th Street and Tenth Avenue (4802 Tenth Avenue).
From Long Island
Take the Belt Parkway West to 14th Avenue-Bay 8th Street Exit. Follow the service road to the first light. Make a left onto Cropsey Avenue, then a right onto 14th Avenue. Make a left onto 49th Street, then a right onto Tenth Avenue.
From New Jersey via Staten Island
Take Goethals, Outerbridge, or Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island. Follow Staten Island Expressway East over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Fort Hamilton Parkway Exit. Continue on Fort Hamilton Parkway, make a left onto 49th Street, then a right onto Tenth Avenue.
Take the B11 bus to the Tenth Avenue and 49th street stop.
Take the Subway D train to Fort Hamilton Parkway stop (at 45th Street), walk south on Fort Hamilton Parkway to 48th Street; turn right 1 block on to Tenth Avenue.
Our main parking garage is located on Tenth Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets for self-parking. We also offer valet parking Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $15. Look for uniformed attendants stationed at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 48th Street. If you have questions about our valet service, please call (718) 283-8530.
FollowMyHealth® Patient Portal
Manage your personal health information anywhere, anytime. With the FollowMyHealth® Patient Portal, you can access your personal medical records—from Maimonides and other medical providers. You may do the same for your children who are younger than 12 and for adult family members with impaired decision-making abilities.
In addition to controlling your health care, the portal allows you to:
- Access your account from a mobile device: Apple iTunes Store OR Google Play Store
- Check your laboratory results
- Request an appointment
- Request prescription refills
- Securely message your doctor
- View your recent medical care information
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