Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Location374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°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
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksHospitals in Brooklyn

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 is an academic affiliate of the NewYork-Presbyterian's Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, the New York Medical College and New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.[2][3] The primary goal of the center is to train future physicians that are qualified medically and personably.[4]


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.[5]

The hospital opened its doors in 1899 as the German Hospital of Brooklyn,[6] but was renamed Wyckoff Heights Hospital after World War I because of anti-German sentiments[7] and eventually renamed Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

During the 1990s, Wyckoff was managed by Preferred Health Network.[8]

Designations and achievements[edit]

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is a New York State designated stroke center and level III perinatal center.[9][10]

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association awarded the hospital with a "Silver Performance Achievement Award" in 2011[11] and a "Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award" in 2012.[12]

Surgeons at Wyckoff Medical Center were the first in the state and surrounding Tri-state area to perform an artificial disc implant into a spine.[13]

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.[14]

Community programs[edit]


Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is the first New York area hospital to use Asthmapolis.[15] Marketed as the BreathEasy program, the hospital provides participants with the smartphone application and a snap-on sensor that tracks how often participants use their asthma inhaler. Wyckoff physicians receive immediate notification of a patients worsening condition. The program is offered through the hospital's pediatric department.[16]

Patient safety ratings[edit]

In 2012, Consumer Reports ranked Wyckoff Heights Medical Center worse than average in the NYC area in patient safety.[17]


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  2. ^ "Cornell Medical College Affiliated Hospitals".
  3. ^ "New York Medical College Affiliates".
  4. ^ "Wyckoff Heights Medical Center : Wyckoff Heights Medical Center". www.wyckoffhospital.org. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  5. ^ "Brooklyn's German Hospital". The New York Times. 1894-10-23.
  6. ^ "German Hospital Dedicated". The New York Times. 1899-05-22.
  7. ^ "When Brooklyn Dedicated its German Hospital". ephermeralnewyork.wordpress.com. Ephemeral New York. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  8. ^ Steven Lee Myers (May 13, 1993). "Takeover of Flushing Hospital Leads to a Review". The New York Times.
  9. ^ New York City Designated Stroke Centers https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/stroke/nyc.htm
  10. ^ Level-3 Centers of New York City http://profiles.health.ny.gov/hospital/designated_center/Level+3+Perinatal+Center
  11. ^ AHA/ASA Silver Performance Award 2011 http://www.wyckoffhospital.org/about/news-events/stroke-award-2011
  12. ^ AHA/ASA Gold Plus Award Award 2012 http://www.wyckoffhospital.org/about/news-events/stroke-award-2012
  13. ^ "NewYork-Presbyterian and Wyckoff Surgeons Implant Artificial Disc in Spine".
  14. ^ Beaudoin, Jack (October 2006). "Top coding hospitals announced". HIMSS. Healthcare IT News.
  15. ^ St. Angel, Erica (19 March 2013). "Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Is First New York Hospital to Offer Asthmapolis Mobile Asthma Management Program". Propeller Health. Press Release. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Breath Easy". Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Safety Ratings for New York area hospitals" (PDF). Consumer Reports. Retrieved 8 December 2018.