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 teaching hospital with nearly 3,000 medical professionals and staff, offering basic and specialized medical care, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services, cutting-edge technology, and specialized surgery to nearly 300,000 patients annually.

Located in the heart of Brooklyn's downtown revitalization district, TBHC is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. These affiliations permit TBHC to draw on the resources and expertise of these comprehensive university hospitals, while maintaining a commitment to its own Brooklyn neighborhood and community. Four Community Family Health Centers offer Brooklyn residents a full range of primary and specialty care for adults and children. Through its "Wellness for Life" program, health fairs, and community seminars, THBC delivers health and nutrition information, free screenings, and support groups for some of the borough’s most pressing health concerns, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, obesity, asthma and smoking cessation.

Its ambulatory outpatient departments include a Children’s Health Center; a Women's Health Center; Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP); Dental Care; PATH Center (Program for AIDS Treatment and Health; and Brooklyn's largest WIC Program, which sees 13,000 women, infants and children a month. A full range of inpatient, ambulatory and emergency services includes a pediatric and neonatal ICU, a designated stroke center, cancer care, radiology, neurosurgery and bariatric surgery.

TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and trains more than 250 physicians each year. It also trains urology residents and post-doctoral fellows in cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology and pulmonology/critical care.