New York Methodist Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching hospital in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Established in 1881 as the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, the facility is licensed for about 650 total beds. It offers a full range of health care services, including nearly everything from primary to emergency care, women's health services, cancer and cardiac care, pediatric to geriatric services, and behavioral and counseling services. The hospital also operates satellite clinics in surrounding areas. A member of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, New York Methodist is a teaching hospital affiliated with Cornell University's Weill Medical College.
New York Methodist Hospital operates about a dozen institutes and 15 affiliated ambulatory sites. It also runs a number of graduate medical programs, including programs affiliated with four professional training schools in the areas of radiography, medical technology, radiation therapy, and paramedics.
A merger between New York Methodist Hospital and New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, as advocated by New York state's Berger Commission findings, never happened, due to resistance from the boards of trustees and community opposition. (The Berger Commission is a regulatory committee aiming to improve the state's hospital system by encouraging new mergers and partnerships among regional competitors.) – less