Maimonides Medical Center
Governance of the Web Site:
The information on our web site is managed by Maimonides Medical Center’s administration. The Medical Center has partnered with HEALTHvision, Inc./DirectEffect to maintain the web site on our behalf.
Only appropriate content that is consistent with the site’s stated purpose and with the Medical Center’s mission statement will be considered for placement. All clinical and other material is prepared in a format suitable for the general health care consumer. Clinical material that is educational in nature and highlights the services available at the Medical Center will be posted. Specific diagnostic and treatment advice is not included.
The health-related information on this site is derived from two primary sources:
- Our Maimonides Medical Center staff – physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals – have reviewed and approved department and service-related information posted on this site. This material is further developed in collaboration with clinical and administrative leadership, with oversight from an editorial advisory committee.
- The majority of the health information – news and detailed clinical content -- you see on this site is provided by LaurusHealth.com, a consumer-oriented health information website owned by VHA, Inc. and operated by HEALTHvision, Inc. Information on health problems, including symptoms of illness, overviews of disease, and first-aid advice is brought to you by Healthwise, Inc. Healthwise supplies consumer-oriented health information on more than 500 health problems that is easy to read and understand. Our health news is provided by Reuters News Service, one of the most respected and reliable Internet news services in the world. An independent company called Rockhill Press writes the health articles in Healthy Living exclusively for LaurusHealth.com.
The Medical Center provides this site as a community service, primarily as an educational resource to supplement a person’s general knowledge. Our site does not provide specific medical advice and does not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any third parties linked to this site. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions, and is not intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of a personal physician. If you or a loved one suspects you have a health problem, you are advised to seek the prompt medical services of a physician or health care professional. You are also advised to consult a physician before starting a new fitness regime or diet. Individuals should never disregard, avoid, or delay in obtaining medical advice from a licensed practitioner because of something that was read on this site.
The Medical Center makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding this web site, including, but not limited to, any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the computer server which makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed. The Medical Center shall have no liability to its users for any damages of any type, whether direct or indirect, incidental, special, or consequential, or costs whatsoever, resulting from or related to the use of this web site.
Web Site Privacy:
Maimonides Medical Center is dedicated to providing you with health care, information and referral services of the highest quality, while at the same time protecting your privacy.
You may be asked to provide personal data in using this web site, such as the Physician Referral Service (zip code only). We can assure you this information is used only for the search function and is not stored.
Additionally, on every screen of our site you have the opportunity to communicate with us by e-mail. As you no doubt know, the security of e-mail communications on the Internet cannot be assured. Once your e-mail enters the Medical Center’s system, however, it is protected by a firewall that ensures the security of the information. The information you provide by e-mail will not be used in any way other than to address the specific request you have made and to monitor the quality of our interactions.
When you browse our Web site, you do so anonymously. We do log automatically your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the Web pages you visit and the time of your visit, but we do not link this information to anything that could identify you personally. This information helps us understand how our site is being used and which parts of the site are of most interest to those who use it.
Copyright and Trademark:
The work of authorship contained in this web site, including, but not limited to all design, text and images, are owned or licensed by Maimonides and Healthvision/DirectEffect and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without prior written consent, except copies for educational, personal and non-commercial uses which do not harm the Medical Center.
Federal Trade Commission rules prohibit us from collecting any identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental permission. We abide by those rules, and so we always request that information on this site of interest to children, be requested by their parents or guardians.
More about Privacy on the Web:
The Medical Center’s web site operates in compliance with the principles established by the Health on the Net Foundation. In addition, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its Web site, Site Seeing on the Internet.
Our job search feature is intended to provide information on employment opportunities available at the Medical Center. The job listing is provided by our various Departments and updated on a regular basis. Details regarding specific employment policies, wage and salary scales, and benefits packages are best determined by contacting the Human Resources Department regarding a specific employment opportunity.
Physician Referral Service:
Our physician referral service feature is intended to help consumers find more information about physicians who are active on our Medical Staff. The information on each physician is provided by the physicians themselves and the records maintained by the Medical Center, and is updated on a regular basis. For more details, please call the individual physician’s office.
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4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219
Last Revised: October 14, 2008