Mission of Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center is dedicated to fostering healthy communities and providing high quality, compassionate patient care. As a premier academic medical center, Maimonides is devoted to educating healthcare professionals, patients, families, employees and the communities it serves. Maimonides welcomes patients of all faiths, at the same time remaining uniquely committed to serving the special healthcare needs of the Orthodox Jewish community, whose religious and cultural traditions help guide the provision of Maimonides' services.
Maimonides provides high quality compassionate patient care to the incredibly diverse population of Brooklyn. The Medical Center has 705 beds, a staff of internationally renowned physicians and more than 70 primary care and sub-specialty programs. In 2004, the Medical Center serviced more than 91,000 emergency room visits, 241,000 ambulatory care visits, and delivered more than 6,300 babies.
As a leading academic medical center, Maimonides trains more than 400 residents and medical students each year and routinely contributes to the progress of medicine through its broad base of clinical and laboratory research. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and serves as the Brooklyn center for the school.
Maimonides Medical Center is a thriving institution with a staff of internationally renowned physicians, distinquished nurses and more than 70 primary care and sub-specialty programs. We train more than 400 residents each year.
We welcome patients of all faiths, and at the same time remain uniquely committed to serving the special healthcare needs of the Orthodox Jewish community, whose religious and cultural traditions help guide the provision of Maimonides' services.
Parking is available in the parking garage located on Tenth Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets.
Medical School Affiliation
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University
Miscellaneous Facility Information
Founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht Infirmary, we merged with Beth Moses and Israel Zion hospitals in 1947 to become Maimonides Medical Center. The Medical Center is named after Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, the 12th century philosopher who established the concept of medicine as a natural science and authored ten medical books that set forth the foundation of modern medical training of physicians. Retaining our origins as a community hospital, Maimonides has grown in every way, including the number of clinical specialties, the size of our facilities and the number of patients we serve.
At Maimonides we are fortunate to have a large corps of dedicated volunteers who enhance the services provided by our staff and create an atmosphere of warmth. More than 1000 people serve as volunteers. Our volunteer program is service oriented; volunteers work in partnership with employees in clinical and support areas throughout the Medical Center.
We work very closely with youth agencies such as Center for Family Life and Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC). Maimonides provides a worksite for Youth Employment Program (YEP), Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program and 1199 Youth Mentoring Program.
The Department of Volunteer Services coordinates internship programs with business schools and colleges (both undergraduate and graduate programs). It has developed successful relationship with community agencies and organizations, including but not limited to: Bikur Cholim organizations, Chai Lifeline, HASC, N'shei C.A.R.E.S., OHEL Community Services and Community Service Society of New York with its Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Volunteers come from all walks of life. They bring their talent, wisdom, lifetime experience and enthusiasm. If you are seeking experience, learning about health careers or willing to provide community service and would like to find out more about our volunteer programs and how you may offer your time, please call the Maimonides Department of Volunteer Services at 718 283-3980
Directions/Features of Surrounding Area
Directions by Car from New Jersey via Staten Island:
Take the 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 left onto 49th Street, then right onto Tenth Avenue.
Community Outreach & Activites
Maimonides is a strong supporter of local schools and community organizations. From the Christopher Columbus Day parade to the Flatlands Church of Christ street fair to the PS 105 school health fair, our staffs are there to participate. Our medical staff works closely with neighborhood schools to provide mentoring, internship and volunteer opportunities for students.
Community involvement is central to the continued growth of Maimonides and our ability to respond to emerging health concerns. The Medical Center's long-term planning acknowledges the continuous changes within our surrounding communities and the ever-increasing number of immigrants who are struggling to adapt to a new land, and ever changing healthcare world.
Our historical commitment to meet the special requirements of our Orthodox Jewish community includes ongoing relationships with organizations such as Hatzoloh of Flatbush and Hatzolah of Borough Park, the Sephardic Friends and our loyal volunteers of Bikur Cholim. Working with these groups as well as other ethnic organizations, we have formed the Consortium of Community Organizations (COCO), which brings together representatives from the many communities we serve and provides a continuous forum for constructive interaction and communication among our neighbors. COCO helps guide our community outreach and education efforts.
Ambulatory Health Network
Health Screening Services
Mental Health Services
Family Caregivers Program
Palliative Care in the Community