Brooklyn Hospital Center
|The Brooklyn Hospital Center|
|Location||121 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11201,
New York, NY, United States
|Affiliated university||NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System|
|Lists||Hospitals in the United States|
The Brooklyn Hospital Center was founded in 1845, and is a 464 licensed bed, full-service community teaching hospital located in Downtown Brooklyn. The hospital is affiliated with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. The hospital serves a diverse population from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds.
The hospital was founded in May 1845 as "Brooklyn City Hospital", following a public meeting convened by Mayor Smith of what was then Brooklyn City. Public fund collection meetings were arranged to financially sustain the hospital. Patient admission started in 1847. Soon the hospital started developing and growing, and by the start of the twentieth century it had several buildings for providing services to the burgeoning population. In 1883, the name was changed from Brooklyn City Hospital to The Brooklyn Hospital.
In 1925, William H. Field and Edwin P. Maynard, Jr., at that time two residents in the hospital, introduced a unit history system for keeping permanent, easy-to-retrieve patient records. Extensive modernization of the hospital took place after World War II. Several mergers occurred, adding to the ever increasing size of the facility. In 1990, the name was changed to The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). In 1998, the hospital became a corporate member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
The hospital continued to expand primary and outpatient services as well as acute care services, and in 2013 The Brooklyn Hospital Center became an active participant in NYSDOH’s Prevention Agenda 2013-2017. Health priorities of the initiative include the Prevention of Chronic Diseases such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Respiratory Disease, Diabetes, and the Reduction of Childhood Obesity.
Today The Brooklyn Hospital Center has collective bargaining agreements with the unions of: NYSNA, 1199 SEIU
Awards and Recognition
In 2011, 2012, and 2013 The Brooklyn Hospital Center received the American Heart Association: Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care 
In 2012, The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Williamsburg Family Health Center was recognized by the NCQA and American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to patients with diabetes.
In 2013, the National Council of Quality Association (NCQA) recognized The Brooklyn Hospital Center for providing excellent diabetic care with good outcomes. The NCQA’s Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP) was awarded to TBHC’s Family Medicine Center and six (6) family medicine physicians.
In 2014, The Brooklyn Hospital Center was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in 2012 by the Joint Commission on hospital safety for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Clinical Services and Outpatient Sites
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Inpatient and Specialized Services:
Dental Care & Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Internal Medicine: Allergy, Cancer Care, Cardiology, Dermatology, Dialysis Services, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology
OB/GYN: Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Genetics, Labor and Delivery
Pediatrics: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Genetics, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Psychiatry
Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Surgery: Cardiothoracic, Minimally Invasive, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic, Podiatry, Urology, Vascular, Weight Loss, Specialized Services: Colonoscopy/Endoscopy, Detox Unit, Geriatric Unit, Head and Neck, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Therapy, Smoking Cessation, Speech & Hearing, Stroke Center, Otolaryngology, Palliative Care, Pastoral Care, Program for AIDS Treatment and Health, Travel Medicine, and Wound Care.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Community-Based Facilities: All sites are NCQA-designated Patient Centered Medical Homes and provide primary, preventive and specialty care services including pediatrics and ob-gyn.
- 61st Street Family Health Center – Sunset Park (languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese)
- La Providencia Family Health Center – Bushwick (languages spoken: English, Spanish)
- Manhattan Avenue Family Health Center – Greenpoint (languages spoken: English, Polish)
- Williamsburg Family Health Center (languages spoken: English, Spanish, Yiddish)
On-campus Outpatient Services:
Women’s Health Center, Children’s Health Center, Program for AIDS Treatment and Health (PATH), Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Dialysis treatment, Radiology, Pediatric and Adult Oncology
Affiliations and Partnerships
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is affiliated with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System through the hospital's affiliation with Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medical College. The Brooklyn Hospital Center is also a designated Clinical Center for St. George's University medical students. The center is approved for residency training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Dental Association (ADA).
The Brooklyn Hospital Center has residencies in Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, & General Surgery. It also sponsors fellowships in Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, and Pulmonary Medicine. The hospital jointly sponsors a Cardiology fellowship with NYP. There are approximately 250 residents and fellows in the program.
The hospital has a number of partnerships with Community Based Organization (CBOs), private Brooklyn practices, nursing homes and Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) helps assess and identify local health needs and offers guidance regarding the scope and quality of care that is offered to the community.
Community Health Planning Workgroup (CHPW), formed by The Brooklyn Hospital Center in 2012, is a group of 15 community-based Brooklyn community-based organizations.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is located at 121 DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, 2 blocks east of Flatbush Avenue and DeKalb Avenue. The hospital is on the west side of Fort Greene Park and near the intersection of Ashland Place and DeKalb Avenue. The hospitals service areas include Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, Bushwick, Williamsburg, Prospect Heights, Cypress Hills, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, Gowanus, Greenpoint, East New York, Brownsville, Borough Park, Sunset Park, and Bensonhurst.
- "History of the Brooklyn Hospital Center". The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-19.
- "Prevention Agenda 2013-2017: New York State's Health Improvement Plan". NYSDOH. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- "Recognition from Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke". The American Heart Association. Retrieved Apr 5, 2013.
- "NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)". The NCQA. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013". The Joint Commission. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- "The Brooklyn Hospital Center Website". Retrieved March 5, 2014.
- "Healthcare Services". The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-12-19.