New York Community Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center have signed an historic agreement which will serve as a foundation for the two institutions to work together to better serve patients in Brooklyn.
“This clinical collaboration agreement brings value to both of our institutions,” said Kenneth Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “And it will strengthen the latest trend—Brooklyn residents who seek top-level care are staying right here in Brooklyn.”
“Our physicians and our leadership are delighted to be partnering with Maimonides,” said Barry Stern, President and CEO of New York Community Hospital. “Our missions are aligned perfectly—we believe in delivering the highest quality care in a patient-centered setting.”
This new relationship between two iconic Brooklyn institutions will encourage further collaboration among clinicians as a broader array of medical and surgical specialty services become available at the New York Community Hospital campus.
“Both hospitals serve patients from a broad array of cultures,” Gibbs said. “And that shared experience has helped our discussions to evolve naturally, with our teams blending easily.”
“It’s been seamless,” agreed Stern. “There’s a real air of camaraderie as our staff members share ideas and work together to improve and grow our services.”
The clinical collaboration between Maimonides and New York Community will draw on the strengths of both institutions. Plans include the exploration of any and all opportunities for programmatic integration.
New York Community Hospital is a 134-bed non-profit acute care hospital located in the Midwood and Madison Park section of Brooklyn. Known for its outstanding physicians, use of advanced technology, and ongoing support of the health of local residents, New York Community has been an asset to southern Brooklyn since 1929.
Maimonides Medical Center is a 711-bed non-profit tertiary care provider in the Borough Park and Sunset Park sections of Brooklyn, with its full-service Cancer Center located at the intersection of Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights. Maimonides physicians are nationally known for clinical excellence, innovation and groundbreaking research. An independent teaching and research institution, Maimonides is a major clinical training site for the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. Founded in 1911, the Medical Center continues to grow and adapt to the needs of Brooklyn’s patients and families. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health.