US News & World Report has rated Maimonides Medical Center the highest ranked hospital in Brooklyn. The report designates Maimonides as “high performing” in six specialty areas: cancer care, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.
“We’ve promised Brooklyn the best in medicine, and it’s a promise we’re proud to fulfill year after year,” says Pamela Brier, President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “This latest accolade reflects on the dedication and expertise of our doctors and nurses, and is wonderful news for the patients and families we serve.”
The methodology for the US News & World Report rankings includes scoring in multiple categories, such as: Mortality Index, Nurse Staffing, Key Technologies, Patient Services, Volume, Patient Safety and Reputation.
Achieving this level of excellence requires adherence to the highest standards of care throughout the Medical Center, and involves health professionals across multiple disciplines. A number of key technologies are required to support that care, and Maimonides continues to provide the most advanced diagnostic tools available.
Here is a quick snapshot of the six specialty areas cited by US News & World Report:
The Maimonides Cancer Center is Brooklyn’s only free-standing cancer center and is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center recently scored 100% on its accreditation review by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
The Geriatrics Program at Maimonides delivers multi-disciplinary care to patients aged 75 and older. Geriatrics has its own Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, with every staff member specially-trained in the care of these patients and their families. The Geriatrics physicians see patients in a stunning new office on 49th Street, across the street from the Maimonides main campus.
Women’s Health has always been a priority at Maimonides, and its Gynecology Services reflect that philosophy. A Regional Perinatal Center, Maimonides delivers more babies than any other hospital in the state. Other subspecialty services include: gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology & fertility, and robotic gynecologic surgery.
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Our Neuroscience Team provides the full array of subspecialties, including: Stroke Medicine, Interventional Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery, as well as Neurology specialists in Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders.
According to the federal government, Maimonides is a “Top 10” hospital nationally for patient outcomes in the treatment of pneumonia. Our Pulmonologists and Thoracic Surgeons are noted for consistently delivering the highest level of care to patients with lung and breathing disorders, including: asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tuberculosis, and sleep apnea.
The Maimonides Division of Urology is growing in size and reputation. Brooklyn’s most experienced practitioners of robotic urologic surgery, the Urology team includes specialists in Urologic Oncology, erectile dysfunction, urinary stone disease and incontinence.
To learn more about these and the many Centers of Excellence at Maimonides Medical Center, visit the website at www.maimonidesmed.org.