Brooklyn's Leading Hospital
|Most Recent Awards
Consumer's Choice Award for Kings County
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
Among the Nation's Top 10 Hospitals for Heart Attack, Heart Failure & Pneumonia
Named to the "Target: Stroke" Honor Roll
Ranked #1 in New York State for Critical Care
Cardiac Care Excellence Award
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At 103 years old, Maimonides Medical Center remains a vital and thriving non-profit, non-sectarian hospital. It is the pre-eminent treatment facility and medical center in the Borough of Brooklyn – and among the best in the country. (Visit our Centennial website to learn more about the history of our institution.)
Maimonides provides safe, high quality, and compassionate patient care and community services to people of all faiths and backgrounds from the incredibly diverse population of Brooklyn.
Our Mission Statement
Maimonides Medical Center is dedicated to fostering healthy communities. We provide high quality, compassionate patient care and comprehensive community services. As a premier academic medical center, we are devoted to educating health care professionals, patients, families, employees and the communities we serve. We conduct research that improves the lives of our patients. We welcome patients of all faiths, and at the same time remain uniquely committed to serving the special health care needs of the Orthodox Jewish community, whose religious and cultural traditions help guide the provision of Maimonides services.
Maimonides Medical Center was named for Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, a brilliant 12th-century philosopher who laid the foundation for the modern medical training of physicians. Rabbi Maimon, better known as Maimonides, was deeply committed to cultural tolerance and humane care, as well as high medical standards. It was he who said, “The physician should not treat the disease, but rather the patient who is suffering from it.” At Maimonides Medical Center, we have practiced our namesake’s philosophy with an unmatched passion for more than 100 years.
Maimonides was founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht Dispensary. In 1919, several smaller dispensaries were consolidated and New Utrecht became Israel Hospital of Brooklyn. In 1920 it merged with Zion hospital and became United Israel Zion Hospital. New facilities were built to accommodate the growing number of patients (the building that is now our Administration building on Tenth Avenue). In 1947, United Israel Zion and Beth Moses hospitals were merged to create the medical center as it exists today. The hospital was renamed in honor of Maimonides in 1966.
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