"This affiliation will enhance the services already available to the residents of northern Brooklyn and beyond." -- DR. KENNETH L. DAVIS, CEO & President, Mount Sinai Health System
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (THBC) has become a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, according to a joint announcement today from the institutions. The affiliation will expand physician and medical services for the more than one million residents in The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s service area, while expanding the Mount Sinai Health System’s clinical services in New York City’s second most populous borough.
“The Brooklyn Hospital Center is a medical institution with a distinguished reputation and a long history of providing high-quality care,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Mount Sinai Health System. “This affiliation will enhance the services already available to the residents of northern Brooklyn and beyond.”
“We are proud to partner with TBHC on delivering even more advanced and specialty care options for our patients,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. “The Brooklyn Hospital Center will be an important partner as we work together to transform the delivery of healthcare in our state.”
“The Brooklyn Hospital Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital share a strong commitment to expanding health care in Brooklyn,” said The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s President and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD. “We are excited about integrating our networks of physicians and services into a connected system that will provide top-quality care across a full spectrum of preventive, primary, emergency, and highly specialized care.”
The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 169-year-old Downtown Brooklyn institution, recently received industry attention and recognition for its superior performance in a variety of fields, including surgical care, heart failure, diabetes, and pneumonia. TBHC is also home to top-rated doctors in infectious diseases, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, family medicine, and radiation oncology.
About The Mount Sinai Hospital
Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. Named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll in its 2014-2015 edition, Mount Sinai ranked 16th out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, and ranked in several specialties: Geriatrics (#2), Gastroenterology (#9), Cardiology (#10) and Ear, Nose & Throat (#10). Additionally, Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai received U.S. News and World Report 2014-2015 rankings in seven pediatric specialties.
For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed community teaching hospital, and provides a full range of primary, specialty, diagnostic and tertiary care with a team of outstanding physicians, nurses and staff. TBHC services almost 300,000 annual patient visits throughout Brooklyn. Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacy, family medicine, general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. TBHC trains more than 250 physicians each year.
For more information, visit http://www.tbh.org. You can also find The Brooklyn Hospital Center on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.