Investing in our Future
Maimonides began as a small dispensary serving the poor and needy residents of its Brooklyn community, and over the next 100 years, grew into a 711-bed, world-class medical center. As we move forward, we continue to upgrade our facilities with the latest technology to ensure our commitment of providing high-quality healthcare to everyone who calls Brooklyn home.
Maimonides Breast Center
Maimonides opened Brooklyn's only full-service center dedicated exclusively to breast cancer and breast health in 2011. Located on 64th Street, just around the corner from the Maimonides Cancer Center, the facility houses nearly all treatments and medical services related to patient care including:
- State-of-the-art clinical environment with seamless integration of all clinical services - particularly breast imaging and breast surgical oncology
- The most advanced Hologic Selenia digital mammography and breast imaging system
- Skyra 3T MRI - provides the highest level of imaging/ diagnostics and performs approximately 300 MRI's per year
- Sonography and biopsy diagnostic capabilities
- Advanced surgical procedure suite
- Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) - BSGI utilizes technology that captures the actual cellular function of breast tissue
- Comfortable and well-appointed changing rooms
- Family consultation rooms appointed as non-clinical 'living rooms'
- Warm, non-clinical reception areas
- Private waiting areas for patients undergoing mammograms
- State-of-the-art exam rooms
Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center
The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center completed a series of renovations and expansions in 2012, including:
- Renovation of the Critical Care Unit (CCU), a unit in which patients who require frequent observations and specialized intensive care nursing are monitored. We enhanced the unit by adding a discrete, quiet, restful area - crucial to a patient's care and recovery.
- Creation of a Hybrid Operating Room, combining all of the usual operating room capabilities with state of-the-art imaging technology. This intense form of imaging is essential to improving the quality of care for patients and allows surgeons to conduct the most complicated surgeries.
In 2013, Maimonides did a major renovation of the hospital's Main Lobby, featuring a new main entrance that welcomes all with the promise of the best care. The work included removing the building's first floor façade to create a wall of windows along Tenth Avenue and around to 49th Street. New lighting, seating, and multilingual signage create a more welcoming and easier-to-navigate space almost four times as large as the previous lobby. An interior courtyard has a tranquil garden and a community-inspired sculpture by artist Jean Shin.
Maimonides Center for Clinical Simulation
In 2009, we upgraded our simulation training capabilities for the Departments of Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology. The result is a unified, multi-purpose, state-of-the-art simulation center with the flexibility to serve a wide range of caregivers. This revolutionary center is located on the fourth floor of the Research Building and includes:
- A reconfigurable room with high-fidelity, computerized mannequins and sophisticated monitoring equipment that can function as an operating, recovery or labor-and-delivery room. It is used to teach early identification of critical disease states, pre-code scenarios, and team approaches to managing illness.
- An emergency/intensive care room with high-fidelity adult and pediatric mannequins to practice identification and management of severe illness, as well as to train all levels of staff on interdisciplinary team skills in crisis situation - skills that are critical to patient safety.
- A simulated patient room with a high-fidelity mannequin to train physicians and nurses to identify signs of severe distress with limited monitoring equipment.
- A multi-purpose room housing a large array of partial task trainers, including laparoscopy machines, endoscopy and cardiac catheterization trainers, and "tissue phantoms" for practicing ultrasound techniques.