Hospital amenities—dedicated to enhancing your experience
We know it is difficult for you or someone you love to stay in a hospital for an extended period of time. At Maimonides, we try to make you as comfortable as possible. We provide language assistance services, religious services, and healthy meal options—a few specialized amenities to ensure you receive the care you deserve.
Language assistance services
We offer free interpreter services, including American Sign Language, as well as assistive devices for patients with hearing impairment, including closed captioning TV and teletypewriter (TTY) equipment. If you would like to request a spoken language or sign language interpreter, please tell your nurse or ask to speak with your patient representative.
For more information, please contact Marina Chilingarova, Language Assistance Coordinator, at (718) 283-8834.
Religious services and spiritual resources
We understand a hospital stay can be unexpected, anxious, or lonely. Because spiritual and emotional well-being is important to health and recovery, our team of trained pastoral care staff is available to support people of all faiths and religious traditions. We supply a variety of religious books, including the Christian Bible, Torah, and Koran, as well as multilingual support. We offer daily and holiday religious services in the hospital synagogue and inter-denominational chapel.
For more information, call us at (718) 283-8500
Food and menus
We offer a variety of therapeutic menus and will create meals for your specific dietary needs (e.g., low in sodium, low in protein). All food is prepared under the constant, strict supervision of the Maimonides Rabbi and 6 mashgichim, also known as kitchen and commissary supervisors, and in our own kitchen, according to the highest degree of reliable Kashruth. Each meal includes a choice of 3 hot entrées and 2 cold platters. We offer traditional Italian, Chinese, and Jewish meals, and provide menus in Chinese and Russian. A staff member can assist you with meal selection from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Questions? Call us at (718) 283-7913
The cafeteria, which maintains kosher standards, is located on the 4th floor of the Eisenstadt Building.
The Maimonides Cafeteria is open:
- Saturday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the winter
- Summer: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There is also a Starbucks coffee stand located in the main lobby.
We only want the best for our patients
If you or someone you love has questions about patient information, please reach out and contact our Patient Relations Department at (718) 283-7212. Our compassionate and expert staff is committed to enhancing your patient experience as best we can.