The name is a mouthful, but if you choke while trying to get it out, Maimonides Medical Center can help. The not-for-profit hospital offers emergency medicine, surgical procedures, psychiatric treatment, and other traditional hospital services to patients in Brooklyn, New York. It has more than 700 beds and a wide variety of specialty treatment programs for a range of conditions, including cancer, cardiac, stroke, neurological, pediatric, and women's health ailments. It also operates outpatient family health and specialty clinics. Maimonides Medical Center is an independent teaching hospital that serves as a training facility for SUNY-Brooklyn, St. George's University, and other schools.
Maimonides Medical Center reported revenues of $993 million in 2011, down slightly from earnings reported in 2010 ($997 million) due to decreased patient care revenues.
Maimonides Medical Center works to keep its utilization rates up (the number of patients it sees) and make itself attractive to doctors by making capital investments in its facilities and technology systems on a regular basis. In 2012 it opened a new $8.6 million breast cancer facility to better meet the needs of specialty care patients; it also opened a pediatric outpatient center that year.
The hospital uses a fully-implemented electronic health record (EHR) system that includes a computerized physician order entry system (CPOE) that reduces prescription errors and a picture archival communications system (PACS) to store digital radiology images. The use of such technology is becoming increasingly tied to how the government reimburses hospitals for the services they provide, especially in the new health care reform laws.
Maimonides Medical Center traces its roots to the New Utrecht Dispensary, which opened in 1911. The medical center later merged with Beth Moses and United Israel Zion hospitals in 1947. – less