NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

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NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn
NYU Langone Medical Center
Lutheran Medical Center (logo).png
NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn is located in New York City
NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn
Location within New York City
Location150 55th Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Coordinates40°38′48″N 74°01′14″W / 40.646578°N 74.020658°W / 40.646578; -74.020658Coordinates: 40°38′48″N 74°01′14″W / 40.646578°N 74.020658°W / 40.646578; -74.020658
Care systemPrivate
FundingNon-profit hospital
Affiliated universityNYU School of Medicine
NetworkNYU Langone Medical Center
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
Opened1883 (1883)
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksHospitals in Brooklyn

NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn is a full-service, 450-bed academic teaching hospital in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Formerly named NYU Lutheran Medical Center, it functions as the hub of Lutheran Healthcare, which itself is part of the larger NYU Langone Health.

Many of Lutheran's staff members are bilingual/bicultural, speaking languages such as Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian, reflecting the diversity of Sunset Park.[1][2] The hospital offers a range of clinical programs, including a New York State designated Stroke Center, Regional Trauma Center, interventional and therapeutic cardiac catheterization laboratory, orthopedics and a Bariatric Center of Excellence.[3] It treated 75,808 patients in 2011,[3] and has one of the busiest emergency departments in Brooklyn, treating approximately 80,000 patients a year.[4]


Norwegian Lutheran Deaconess Hospital[edit]

Lutheran Medical Center was founded in 1883 by Sister Elisabeth Fedde, a Norwegian Lutheran deaconess nurse.[4] By 1890 it had moved from its original William Street (in Red Hook) to 4520 Fourth Avenue.[5] Incremental expansion, beginning in the 1950s,[6] increased the number of beds from under 200 (1967) to over 400 (2017).[5] In 1974 the hospital moved to 150 55th Street in Sunset Park in a former factory building.


In 2004 the newly added Chinese Unit's "16-bed wing on the fourth floor" was described by The New York Daily News as "the only one of its kind in Brooklyn catering specifically to the burgeoning Chinese immigrant population in Sunset Park." Translators are available 24/7. The hospital also provides Halal or kosher meals to those that request them.[2]

A $2.5 million cardiac catheterization laboratory opened in 2005. The new lab allows technicians to produce cardiac angiograms, which are high-quality images of the heart and coronary arteries. This allows clots, blockages and other problems to be shown.[7]

In 2010, the Emergency Department (ED) went through a major expansion, which increased its space and services by 45 percent. The ED expansion included the increase of treatment bays from 30 to 46 and an additional exam room creating a five-room Quick Care area for Lutheran's successful triage, treat and release program. The additional bays allow clinicians to treat sicker patients while the new Quick Care Program will provide treatment for less urgent conditions. The expansion also included discrete child-friendly pediatric treatment bays. An upgraded radiology suite located on site brings state-of-the-art technology right into the treatment area facilitating faster turn around time for patients and their families.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

ABC News' documentary series NY Med featured Lutheran in several episodes. Lutheran is also featured on NY ER which airs on OWN Lutheran's busy Emergency Department and Trauma Center are what attracted producers to the southwest Brooklyn hospital.[8][9] Dr. Charles Guidry and Dr. Tara Margarella were two Lutheran surgeons featured on the show.[10]


New York State Department of Health Designations[edit]

  • American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Level 1 Adult Trauma Center[11]
  • Level 2 Perinatal Center[11]
  • Stroke Center[11]
  • AIDS Center[11]

Other Designations/Certifications[edit]


  1. ^ "Language & Disability Services". nyulangone.org. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  2. ^ a b PALMER, GIANNA. "Hospital homeland comforts: Chinese staff serves immigrant patients at Lutheran Medical". nydailynews.com.
  3. ^ a b "Lutheran Medical Center | Lutheran Family Health Centers | Lutheran Health Care" (PDF). www.lutheranmedicalcenter.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  4. ^ a b c "Emergency Medicine". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  5. ^ a b "The Fights for Bay Ridge's First Hospitals". March 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Laurie Johnston (January 23, 1950). "Once tiny hospital expands steadily; Norwegian Hospital in Brooklyn To Open Drive for Funds". New York Times.
  7. ^ "Lutheran Will Open Heart Lab" Joyce Shelby, New York Daily News. 21 June 2004
  8. ^ "Detail". Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  9. ^ "The doctor will see you now on 'NY Med'" Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News. 9 July 2012
  10. ^ "nymedshow.com - Diese Website steht zum Verkauf! - Informationen zum Thema nymedshow". ww3.nymedshow.com.
  11. ^ a b c d "NYS Health Profile: NYU Lutheran Medical Center". profiles.health.ny.gov. Retrieved 2017-09-23.

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