Montefiore Medical Center
|Montefiore Medical Center|
|Location||111 East 210th Street, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States|
|Affiliated university||Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|Lists||Hospitals in New York|
Montefiore Medical Center, in the Bronx, New York, is a teaching hospital that is the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is named for Moses Montefiore and is one of the 50 largest employers in New York State. In 2015, Montefiore Medical Center was ranked #15 of the 180 New York City metropolitan area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It was noted for high performance in four specialties.
Montefiore was founded by "leaders of New York’s Jewish community" as the Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids, and opened at Avenue A and East 84th Street in Manhattan on October 26, 1884, Moses Montefiore's 100th birthday. In its early years, it housed mostly patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses. After growing out of its original building, the hospital moved uptown to Broadway and West 138th Street in 1888. It was renamed Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1901, and moved again, to its current location in the Bronx and was renamed Montefiore Home and Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1913. It was again renamed, as Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1920, as Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center on October 11, 1964, and as the Henry and Lucy Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in 1981 when it took over the daily operations of Einstein Hospital.
Montefiore established the United States' first hospital departments of social medicine and home health care. In 2001, it established a new pediatric hospital, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. The hospital made international headlines when a series of operations successfully separated the conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre of the Philippines. Montefiore Headache Center, the oldest headache center in the world, was ranked number one among New York Best Hospitals in 2006 by New York Magazine. The Emergency Department is among the five busiest in the United States. Its hospitals provide more than 85,000 inpatient stays per year, including more than 7,000 births. In 2007, it was among over 530 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. On September 9, 2015, Montefiore assumed operational and financial control of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from Yeshiva University.
Divisions and centers
The 726-bed Moses Division is located in the Norwood section, and includes the 106-bed Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion, an outpatient care and diagnostic testing facility. The 396-bed Jack D. Weiler Hospital is also operated by Montefiore and is located about 4 miles away, adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Morris Park section. Montefiore Medical Park, an ambulatory care facility that contains offices for outpatient visits, full-time clinical practices, and administrative offices for clinical departments, is a short distance away from Einstein. In 2008, Montefiore acquired Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, a 369-bed hospital in the north Bronx that had been part of the Catholic health system. It was named the North Divison of Montefiore, and then the Wakefield Division. Montefiore also runs 23 community-based locations throughout the Bronx and Westchester that comprise the Montefiore Medical Group . In March 2013, Montefiore acquired Westchester Square Medical Center, a community hospital that had operated under bankruptcy court protection for nearly seven years, renamed it Montefiore Westchester Square, and transformed into a surgical center and free-standing emergency room.
Along with the Children's Hospital, Montefiore is home to the renowned Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care , the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, , and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation . Montefiore is also home to the Residency Program in Social Medicine, one of the nation's oldest, most successful primary care training programs focused on preparing physicians to practice in under-served communities.
Deaths of notable people
- Lina Abarbanell (1879-1963), opera singer
- Herman M. Albert (ca. 1902-1947), New York State Assemblyman
- Milton Avery (1885-1965), painter
- Benjamin M. Bloch (1900-1959), Israeli physicist
- Diana Blumenfeld (1903-1961), folksinger, pianist, and actress
- Roscoe Brown (1922-2016), Tuskegee Airman, president of Bronx Community College, director for the Center for Education Policy at the City University of New York
- Eddie Carmel (1936-1972), giant
- Camilo Egas (1889-1962), Ecuadorian painter
- Ralph Forbes (1904-1951), actor
- Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956), bandmaster and music composer
- Chaim Grade (1910-1982), Yiddish novelist and poet
- Ludwik Gross (1904-1999), cancer researcher
- Anna Roosevelt Halsted (1906-1975), writer, daughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Henry Beaumont Herts (1871-1933), architect
- Moses Horowitz (1844-1910), Yiddish actor and playwright
- Edna Luby (1884-1928), actress and comedian
- Dewey Markham (1904-1981), comedian, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer
- Jack Martin (1887-1980), baseball player
- Samuel Orr (1890-1981), New York State Assemblyman
- Theodor Reik (1888-1969), psychoanalyst
- Isaac Rubinow (1875-1936), physician, actuary, and social security reformer
- Rabbi Charles E. Shulman (1898-1968), rabbi
- Jacob Getlar Smith (1898-1958), artist and author
- Samuel Soloveichik (1909-1967), chemistry professor
- Joseph Srholez, Jr. (ca. 1911-1957), mayor of Little Ferry, New Jersey
- Rabbi Yonasan Steif (1877-1958), senior dayan of Budapest, Hungary before World War II
- Uriel Weinreich (1926-1967), linguist
- Dick Young (1917-1987), sportswriter
Steven M. Safyer, M.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Center. An accomplished physician leader and highly respected healthcare executive, Dr. Safyer has been at Montefiore for 25 years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In January 2008, Dr. Safyer assumed the helm as President and CEO of Montefiore.
Departments offering services
- Behavioral Medicine 
- Blood (Hematology) 
- Bones, Muscles & Joints (Orthopaedics) 
- Brain (Neurology) 
- Dentistry & Oral Surgery 
- Dermatology 
- Diabetes, Hormones & Metabolism (Endocrinology) 
- Diagnostics & Testing (Pathology) 
- Digestive & Liver Diseases (Gastroenterology) 
- Ear, Nose & Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) 
- Elder Care (Geriatrics) 
- Emergency Medicine 
- Endocrinology 
- Eyes (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) 
- Family & Social Medicine 
- Headache Center 
- Heart (Cardiology & Vascular) 
- Hematology 
- HIV 
- Home Care 
- Hyperbaric Medicine 
- Joint Disease 
- Kidney Disease (Nephrology) 
- OB/GYN & Women's Health 
- Oncology 
- Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 
- Oral Surgery 
- Orthopaedics 
- Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) 
- Pain Management & Anesthesiology 
- Pathology 
- Pediatrics 
- Pharmacy 
- Primary Care 
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
- Pulmonary Medicine 
- Transplantation 
- Urology 
- Vascular Surgery 
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Dr. Ludwik Gross, who influenced cancer research by showing that viruses could cause cancers in animals, died on Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 94 and lived in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The cause was stomach cancer, said his daughter, Dr. Augusta H. Gross.
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