Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
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
Beds 350
Founded 1889
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 is an academic affiliate of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, the New York Medical College and New York Institute of Technology.[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.

Designations and Achievements[edit]

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is a New York State designated stroke center and level III perinatal center.[8][9]

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association awarded the hospital with a "Silver Performance Achievement Award" in 2011[10] and a "Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award" in 2012.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

Community Programs[edit]


Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is the first New York area hospital to use Asthmapolis.[14] 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 hospitals pediatric department.[15]


  1. ^ Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 
  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. ^ New York City Designated Stroke Centers https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/stroke/nyc.htm
  9. ^ Level-3 Centers of New York City http://profiles.health.ny.gov/hospital/designated_center/Level+3+Perinatal+Center
  10. ^ AHA/ASA Silver Performance Award 2011 http://www.wyckoffhospital.org/about/news-events/stroke-award-2011
  11. ^ AHA/ASA Gold Plus Award Award 2012 http://www.wyckoffhospital.org/about/news-events/stroke-award-2012
  12. ^ "NewYork-Presbyterian and Wyckoff Surgeons Implant Artificial Disc in Spine". 
  13. ^ Beaudoin, Jack (October 2006). "Top coding hospitals announced". HIMSS. Healthcare IT News. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ "Breath Easy". Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Retrieved 8 April 2015.