New York Methodist Hospital, (NYM) located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to over 34,000 inpatients each year. An additional 350,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital’s medical staff includes over 1100 physicians.
The mission of New York Methodist Hospital, a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Cornell Medical College, is to provide excellent health care services in a compassionate and humane manner to the people who live and work in Brooklyn and its surrounding areas. The Hospital is a non-sectarian, voluntary institution, which includes an acute care general facility and an extensive array of ambulatory and outpatient sites and services. NYM has an historic relationship with the United Methodist Church.
New York Methodist is a teaching hospital; with graduate medical education programs that offer residencies in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, radiation oncology, anesthesia, emergency medicine, podiatry and dentistry and fellowships in cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, hematology/oncology and pulmonary/critical care medicine. In addition, the Hospital has an off-site Center for Allied Health Education that includes four schools that provide training in radiography, medical technology, radiation therapy technology and paramedic technology.
Founded in 1881, NYM has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. Recent programs and services added have included a new, state-of-the-art birthing center, an advanced interventional pulmonology program, a sleep disorders center, a reproductive endocrinology laboratory, an extensive neurosciences program that includes centers for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis and an integrated stroke program, a newly expanded and modernized emergency department and the New York Methodist-Cornell Heart Center which provides Brooklyn’s most modern cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology facilities. The clinical programs and medical facilities are continuously updated to meet both the changing healthcare needs of the community and the challenges posed by new discoveries and innovations in medical technology.
The Hospital has organized the services it offers by developing Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Vascular Medicine and Surgery; Family Care; Neurosciences; Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery and Women’s Health.
NYM’s comprehensive specialty and subspecialty outpatient services include a network of four family health centers (located in the medically underserved areas of downtown Brooklyn, Flatbush, Mapleton and Canarsie) and the South Brooklyn Health Center (a freestanding sponsored diagnostic in treatment center in Red Hook.) The Hospital’s patient population reflects the wide range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds represented in Brooklyn.
The Hospital’s service area extends throughout Brooklyn and into parts of Staten Island, with a primary service area that includes the communities of Park Slope, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Borough Park, Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay.
In addition to providing comprehensive healthcare services for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, New York Methodist Hospital has a robust program of community health education, disease prevention and outreach programs that are available to members of the community free of charge.