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One Brooklyn Health

About OBH

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OUR MISSION

We provide greater access to high-quality medical care, keep our communities healthy through an integrated care system that respects the diversity of our communities, and address both the health needs and unique factors that shape them.

OUR VALUES

WE KEEP THE PATIENT FIRST.

We are committed to be patient focused in everything we do.

WE TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT AND COMPASSION.

We serve with compassion. We provide a heartfelt experience and culturally sensitive healthcare to every patient.

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

We respect the diverse cultures and uniqueness of our patients, their families and our workforce and their needs as individuals.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF CENTRAL BROOKLYN.

We provide equitable access to opportunities to Brooklyn residents and contracts to Brooklyn-based MWBE business to enhance the economic health of the communities we serve.

WE SEEK CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.

Through continuous improvement, we reliably deliver as leaders in safety, accessibility and delivering the right care based on modern science to improve the health of our communities.

OUR HOSPITALS

Brookdale Hospital Medical Centers main campus is located in Brownsville on the corner Linden Boulevard and Rockaway Parkway. Brookdale Hospital is a full service teaching hospital, with a Level II Trauma Center and a designated Stroke Center.

Interfaith Medical Center is located at Atlantic Avenue and Albany Avenue on the border between Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant. IMC offers a range of preventative, diagnostic and treatment services including behavioral health and chemical dependency services.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is located in East Flatbush, on Schenectady Avenue. Kingsbrook's services include an adult, pediatric and young adult long-term care facility-Rutland Nursing Home, and the David Minkin Rehabilitation Institute; treating the most complicated neurological and musculo-skeletal conditions.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome visitors to the website for One Brooklyn Health, Inc. In 2016, One Brooklyn Health (OBH) was established to preserve and enhance health care services in the communities of Central Brooklyn and is composed of three hospitals and their affiliated facilities, Interfaith Medical Center (IMC), Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (BHMC) and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC). All three hospitals have had historic ties in the communities they serve and are working together to build a system that will enable OBH to provide the highest quality and widest breadth of healthcare services to those in need. 

OBH has an extensive network of primary, behavioral health and specialty care locations spread throughout Central Brooklyn. A map detailing our locations can be found on the Locations and Services page. In addition, we are partnering with a number of Brooklyn-based Federally Qualified Health centers and pharmacies to reach the greatest number of Brooklyn residents. At the various locations, patients and their families can obtain a broad range of healthcare services, such as pediatric and geriatric care, behavioral health, sickle cell services, podiatry, and maternal health services. In addition, OBH has two large nursing homes within its system, Schulman S. Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Brookdale and Rutland Nursing Home at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.  OBH also has senior citizen housing for residents who can live independently or who require an assisted living program at its Arlene and David Schlang Pavilion at Brookdale.

Together, OBH aims to realize our mission of ensuring Brooklyn is at its healthiest

Sincerely,
LaRay Brown

 

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

The One Brooklyn Health System strives to provide the best possible care to our patients throughout Central Brooklyn and beyond.  Our steadfast commitment and efforts to the communities we serve are regularly recognized by national publications and organizations that rank the country's top doctors and health care facilities each year.

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR HIGH-QUALITY STROKE CARE

One Brooklyn Health @ Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 

Nationally Recognized for High-Quality Stroke Care 

 

The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guideline®-Stroke Silver with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care 

One Brooklyn Health @ Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s  Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research- and evidence-based guidelines. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death. Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home. 

To qualify for the American Heart Association’s Target Stroke Silver Award, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster alteplase. Kingsbrook also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. This award recognizes efforts to ensure that patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for com​plications, receive the most up-to-date, evidenced based care.  

 

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR HIGH-QUALITY HEART FAILURE CARE

One Brooklyn Health @ Interfaith Medical Center 

Nationally Recognized for High-Quality Heart Failure Care

 

The Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure quality achievement award is earned by hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to treating patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines as outlined by the American Heart Association. Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research- and evidence-based guidelines. The program aims to increasing healthy days at home and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. 

 

ACHC Gold Seal of Accreditation

ACHC’s Accreditation Review Committee has reviewed the recertification survey report for the OBH Brookdale Thrombectomy Stroke Center and has granted Full Certification.
OBH Brookdale received the ACHC Gold Seal of Accreditation. 
ACHC GOLD SEAL OF ACCREDITATION

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (NCQA)

THE RENOWNED HEALTHCARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION, HAS RECOGNIZED THE FOLLOWING ONE BROOKLYN HEALTH FACILITIES AS PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES (PCMH):

 

Interfaith Medical Center’s Bishop Walker
Multispecialty Health Care Center and the Primary Care Center for Infectious Diseases

NCQA

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s off-site family health center Pierre Toussaint

Brookdale Family Care Center – Bristol
Brookdale Family Care Center – Eastern Parkway
Brookdale Family Care Center – Linden
Brookdale Family Care Center – New Lots
Brookdale Family Care Center – Pennsylvania

 

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.

 

 

SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND; CONGRESS MEMBERS CLARKE AND JEFFRIES FUNDS OBH $1.425 MILLION:

One Brooklyn Health (OBH) is slated to receive $1.425 Million for Seal Of New York Statemuch-needed medical equipment and patient furnishings thanks to the efforts of our federal elected officials. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand worked with Congress Members Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries to deliver these much-needed funds to OBH’s Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and Interfaith Medical Center. “We are grateful for the unwavering support of our Senators and Congress Members.  These funds will enable us to purchase a new electronic monitoring system for patients who have experienced heart attacks or strokes, EKG machines, ultrasound equipment, blood pressure monitors, and other diagnostic equipment to better serve our patients and the community,” said LaRay Brown, OBH CEO.

 

 

Castle Connolly Award:

OUR 2022 TOP DOCTORS:

1. Dr. Jacob Eisdorfer - Colorectal Surgery

2. Dr. Elliott Bondi - Pulmonary

3. Dr. Samuel Spitalewitz - Nephrology

4. Dr. Arthur Kay - Neurology

5. Dr. Kusum Viswanathan - Pediatric Hematology Oncology

6. Dr. Brian McDonald Hall - Surgery

7. Dr. Leon Shein - Nephrology

8. Dr. Vinod Patel - Cardiovascular Disease

9. Dr. Marc Kennedy Ross - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

 

Baby-Friendly designation

One Brooklyn Health is proud to announce that Brookdale Hospital Medical Center has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States.

This distinguished honor demonstrates that Brookdale at One Brooklyn Health is adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These standards are built on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for optimal infant feeding support in the precious first days of a newborn’s life.

The positive health effects of breastfeeding are well documented and widely recognized by health authorities throughout the world. For example, the Surgeon General’s 2011 Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding stated that “Breast milk is uniquely suited to the human infant’s nutritional needs and is a live substance with unparalleled immunological and anti-inflammatory properties that protect against a host of illnesses and diseases for both mothers and children.”

Brookdale at One Brooklyn Health joins a growing list of more than 20,000 Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers throughout the world.  These facilities provide an environment that supports breastfeeding while respecting every woman’s right to make the best decision for herself and her family.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS AND ASSESSMENT

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OBH member hospitals have strong, historic ties to the communities they serve. In recent years, OBH member hospitals have supported participatory action research (PAR) projects with the residents of Central and Northeast Brooklyn to develop community -led research and recommendations to improve community health. The PAR reports are a cornerstone of OBH’s first joint community health needs assessment and community service plan as a hospital system. OBH member hospitals abide by federal health laws included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and New York State Department of Health regulations requiring a community health needs assessment and community service plan once every three years. OBH member hospitals have come together as vital anchor institutions and safety - net providers to develop a plan that aligns New York City, New York State and federal health requirements and initiatives with the health needs voiced by the Central and Northeast Brooklyn community. Click on View Plan to view, download and print the One Brooklyn Health System Community Health Needs Assessment & Community Service Plan for 2019 - 2021 period.

For more information, email contact@interfaithmedical.com the Subject: Community Service Plan, or call (718) 613-4926.

VIEW PLAN

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