Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Geography
Location 374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
United States
Coordinates 40°42′15″N 73°55′2″W / 40.70417°N 73.91722°W / 40.70417; -73.91722Coordinates: 40°42′15″N 73°55′2″W / 40.70417°N 73.91722°W / 40.70417; -73.91722
Services
Beds 350
History
Founded 1889
Links
Website www.wyckoffhospital.org

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is a 350-bed[1] teaching hospital located in the Wyckoff Heights section of Bushwick, Brooklyn in New York City. The hospital was affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, and was a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System but is no longer.

History[edit]

In 1887 the German Hospital Society of Brooklyn was organized by the Plattdeutscher Volksfest-Verein for the purpose of raising funds, purchasing land, and constructing a hospital to serve the large German immigrant community in Brooklyn.[2]

The hospital opened its doors in 1899 as the German Hospital of Brooklyn,[3] but was renamed after World War I.[citation needed]

Rankings and Awards[edit]

In its February 2012 "Safety Ratings for New York-area hospitals", Consumer Reports ranked Wyckoff Heights Medical Center the sixth-worst hospital in the region, at 59% worse than the national average for hospital infections, readmissions, discharge instructions, and medical instructions.[4]

In 2006 Wyckoff Heights Medical Center received top honors from HSS Incorporated (a medical coding software developer) for the hospital's medical coding practices, as part of the third-annual Top 200 Coding Hospital Report presented by the company.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 
  2. ^ "Brooklyn's German Hospital", The New York Times, 1894-10-23 
  3. ^ "German Hospital Dedicated", The New York Times, 1899-05-22 
  4. ^ "New York-area hospitals do poorly in patient safety", Consumer Reports, February 2012 
  5. ^ "Top coding hospitals announced", Healthcare IT News, 2006-10