Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC) cares for the health needs of the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn. Founded in 1925 to serve the area's Jewish community, the campus includes an acute care hospital with more than 325 beds and an adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility with almost 540 beds. KJMC's Centers of Excellence include its NYS-licensed Traumatic Brain Injury and Coma Recovery Unit (Brooklyn's only one) and a geriatric inpatient psychiatry program to serve the borough's mentally challenged elderly residents. The center also provides behavioral health services to the neighborhood's growing Caribbean immigrant community through its Caribbean Advocacy & Mental Health Program.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's skilled nursing facility, known as Rutland Nursing Home, provides skilled nursing care, physical rehabilitation, comprehensive wound care, a specialty unit for ventilator-dependent residents, and a range of sub-acute services. Rutland Nursing Home also has a dedicated pediatric long-term care unit with about 30 beds for children with severe developmental and metabolic disorders. Because it is located on the KJMC campus, all of the medical center's resources are available to the residents.
Additional services provided by KJMC include military health services and outpatient surgery services.
KJMC is taking a leading role in establishing an integrated system with Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, its neighbor in North Central Brooklyn, to redesign Brooklyn's health care system amid ongoing financial challenges of diminishing Medicaid reimbursements and increased expenses.
Because KJMC has a clean balance sheet, it is able to make investments in its future and how it can better serve the growing needs of its community. To that end, in 2011 the center broke ground on a new emergency room and emergency department facilities that will allow KJMC to provide enhanced care in treating more than 6,000 additional cases per year.
In fiscal 2011 Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Rutland Nursing Home had combined revenues of $271.9 million, representing a 3% increase over 2010. Revenue from Medicare and Medicaid programs accounted for roughly 37% and 13% of the medical center's gross patient service revenue in 2011. KJMC and Rutland's combined net income was $5.6 million, a 63% increase over 2010. – less