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 Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Consistent with the New York State Department of Health’s recommendations, and in order to maintain a safe environment for patients, families and staff, Maimonides Medical Center has updated the visitation policy.
For INPATIENT locations throughout the Medical Center, (except for support persons in Labor and Delivery, Mother-Baby and the Children’s Hospital) prior to entry, ALL visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours prior to their visit. Self-administered COVID-19 tests, or positive antibody tests are not acceptable. Visitation will also be limited to ONE visitor at bedside.
The vaccine status or proof of a negative test does NOT apply to those visitors, or support persons, accompanying patients in the areas listed above, as well as the Emergency Department, for Same Day Procedures, Physician Offices, or other Outpatient locations, except to the extent that such visitors fail to meet Medical Center screening criteria:
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times, and visitors must remain in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit.
The following general visitation process is in effect:
General Visitation for Inpatient Units: Adult Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery and Critical Care Inpatients.
- Up to two visitors, per patient, will be permitted at a time at bedside during visiting hours.
- Regular visiting hours are as follows:
- Sunday through Friday: 9am – 9pm*
- Saturday: 9am – 10pm*
*These hours may be subject to change.
Emergency Department patients
The following general visitation process is in effect for ED patients.
- One visitor will be permitted at bedside, with additional visitors allowed at the discretion and with approval of the patient’s medical team.
- ED visitation is available 24 hours/day.
- Visitors will be provided with, and must wear appropriate PPE when directed.
- All visitors must consent to symptom and temperature checks when appropriate.
- All visitors will be issued a visitor pass. The pass must be displayed at all times and must be presented if asked for by staff.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Two designated parents or surrogate (when applicable) are permitted to visit at a time.
- Visiting is permitted 24 hours a day.
Labor & delivery/mother-baby
- Two designated support persons including a doula if requested may accompany a pregnant patient throughout labor, delivery, and the postpartum period, including the Recovery Room, until discharged to home. In the Mother-Baby unit, one visitor will be accommodated whenever possible during the hours of 9pm-9am.
- Two parents, designated support persons or surrogates will be permitted access to the patient at all times, and these individuals may rotate. Extended overnight stay (9pm-9am) is permitted for one adult.
- Visitors age 12 + will be permitted access to the patient from 9am-9pm daily when accompanied by an adult.
- 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.
- Two visitors may pick up discharged patients.
Support person for Patients Undergoing a Same Day Procedure
- Patients undergoing same-day procedures may be accompanied to the facility by TWO companions and they may remain with the patient through the initial intake. During the procedure, the companions may wait in the designated Surgical Visitors Waiting Area until the patient is discharged, unless allowed by the Medical Center due to the patient’s status or condition.
ADDITIONAL VISITING GUIDELINES
The visitation standards set forth above are subject to the following:
- When appropriate, visitors will be provided with, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when directed to by staff. This includes wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose at ALL times in all areas of the Medical Center. Failure to comply with PPE requirements may result in removal from the Medical Center and future visitation privileges may be restricted.
- All visitors must consent to symptom and temperature checks when necessary.
- All visitors will be issued a visitor pass. Photo identification will be requested. The visitor pass must be displayed at all times and must be presented if asked for by staff. Visitors must return pass to the Security Desk in the lobby before exiting.
- Visitors may not be present during procedures and recovery room except for pediatrics, childbirth, and patients with an intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disability.
- Except for end-of-life situations in which the patient is the parent of a minor child, children under the age of 12 are prohibited from visitation.
- 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.
- Designated Medical Center staff may impose limitations on the presence of visitors based on clinical or operational grounds, these decisions will be communicated and disclosed to the patient.
- In compliance with NYS DOH / CDC COVID 19 screening guidelines, all visitors will be screened for symptoms of infection. Any visitors who are confirmed or suspected to have an infection, develop symptoms of, exposure or symptoms during the prior 10 days or have a temperature equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit shall be excluded from the facility.
- 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. Visitors who fail to adhere to this protocol will be asked to leave the Medical Center immediately (NO exceptions) and future visitation within the Medical Center may be restricted.
- Limitations may be imposed to visitation in situations where:
- Patient requests the limitations or restrictions.
- Need for patient confidentiality or privacy.
- Infection control issues exist.
- To respect the rights and care needs of other patients.
- If patient is undergoing a care intervention, therapy or procedure that the treating professional believes it is in the patient’s best interest to limit visitation while such care is being rendered. Every effort will be made to accommodate the needs or requests of patients for one visitor be allowed to remain in the area to provide support and comfort.
- Visitors are engaged in disruptive, threatening or violent behavior.
- There is an existing court order restricting contact.
- The healthcare professional may limit the visitation based on clinically reasonable considerations.
- The facility may limit the number of individuals visiting a patient based upon space, patient condition or rights of other patients.
- Patients who are under arrest and or are in the custody of law enforcement agency.
- 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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