SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University Hospital of Brooklyn
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the teaching Hospital of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the only academic medical center providing patient care, education, research and community services for the nearly 5 million people living in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Opened in 1966, University Hospital of Brooklyn is an 8 story, 376-bed facility in central Brooklyn. The Hospital has 8 intensive care and step-down units, 12 operating rooms, an emergency services department, a diagnostic and ambulatory surgery facility, an ambulatory care center with some 75 clinics, plus 3 satellite Health Centers and a nearby Dialysis Center.
Kings County Hospital Center
Kings County Hospital Center was founded 175 years ago, when Brooklyn was its own city and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge would not begin for almost 40 years. Over the decades, Kings County has claimed many "firsts" in the field of medicine: it was the site of the first open-heart surgery performed in New York State; Kings County physicians invented the world's first hemodialysis machine, conducted the first studies of HIV infection in women, and produced the first human images using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, Kings County was named the first Level 1 Trauma Center in the U.S.
Kings County is in the midst of a $500 million rebuilding and modernization project, the largest in HHC's history. The project was launched in 1997 and is scheduled for completion in 2009. Phase I saw the construction of the 340 inpatient-bed New Bed Tower, an inviting, patient-friendly environment equipped with the latest in medical technology. Phase II featured the completion of a state-of-the-art Emergency, Diagnostic and Treatment Pavilion. Phase III centered on the Ambulatory Care Center, a facility housing six stories of modern outpatient suites. Phase IV will bring a new Behavioral Health Center, while Phase V will encompass new facilities for hospital support departments; centralization of key services; demolition of vacated structures; fresh, campus-wide landscaping; and new parking structures.
An ongoing affiliation agreement between Kings County Hospital Center and SUNY-Downstate Medical School enhances the clinical, as well as the academic activities of both institutions.
Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
The Brooklyn Campus is a tertiary care, academically-affiliated medical center located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Campus has bed services in acute medicine, surgery, psychiatry and residential substance abuse. Specialized programs exist in comprehensive cancer care and non-invasive cardiology. The Cancer Care Program includes special expertise in palliative care and radiation oncology. The Radiation Oncology Service is fully equipped with both state-of-the-art brachytherapy and teletherapy services. Three-dimensional radiotherapy, prostate brachytherapy (seed implants), and high dose rate (HDR) treatments are routinely available. The Brooklyn Campus also provides specialized cardiac care in the area of electrophysiology.
Brookdale University Hospital
The Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center is one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals with 530 inpatient beds, an extensive Ambulatory Care Network known as Brookdale Family Care Centers BFCC's and an Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center that is among the busiest in the region.
Brookdale is one of Brooklyn's largest, and most experienced full service emergency departments and a regionally recognized Level I Trauma Center. Brookdale is also a New York State DOH designated Stroke Center. Our community centered organization provides numerous outpatient Ambulatory Care services in both on campus and off site facilities. We also specialize in rehabilitative medicine and long-term specialty care in our renowned Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation and in addition are home to 87 units of assisted living and independent housing in the Arlene and David Schlang Pavilion.
St. John's Episcopal Hospital
St. John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore is a 332-bed community teaching hospital serving Far Rockaway and the Five Towns, an area that is densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved. An 11-story facility, St. John's is also connected via a covered overhead walkway to the 163-bed Bishop Charles Waldo MacLean Episcopal Nursing Home.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Inc. and the American Osteopathic Association, this voluntary hospital has one of the finest graduate medical education programs in the metropolitan area. Affiliated with the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, St. John's is currently training interns and residents in a number of specialties.
St. John's diagnostic and treatment capabilities have been significantly upgraded recently, resulting in enhanced cardiac diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment services. The appointment of several new members to the medical staff has enhanced medical and surgical offerings in otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, radiology, and nuclear medicine. The hospital is further distinguished as the only facility on the Rockaway Peninsula to provide comprehensive 24-hour obstetrics/gynecology services. It is also the referral hospital for Episcopal Health Services' newest affiliates, the MedPort primary care centers in Arverne and Rockaway Beach.
As a member of the Episcopal Health Services network, St. John's participates in HealthFirst, Inc.; offers multi denominational pastoral care and clinical pastoral training; provides community outreach and health education services supported, in part, by the United Hospital Fund; and participates in community events, screenings, and referrals. St. John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore is positioning itself to be more responsive to the community, continuing to fulfill the hopes of its founders, and the progressive, changing needs of the people it services.