Our Mission and values

MISSION STATEMENT

  • 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 addresses both the health needs and unique factors that shape them.

OUR HISTORY

One Brooklyn Health System, Inc. (OBHS) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation licensed under Article 28 of the Public Health Law. OBHS is the NYS Department of Health approved co-operator of Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

OBHS seeks to preserve and enhance access to healthcare services in Brooklyn by coalescing the separate hospitals and their governed affiliates into a sustainable, quality integrated health system.

In January 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that OBHS was awarded $664 million in capital funding from the NYS Department of Health’s Health Care Facilities Transformation Program: Kings County project. The award represents a significant part of the Governor’s groundbreaking $1.4 billion “Vital Brooklyn” initiative* that will address chronic social, economic and health disparities – and transform Central Brooklyn. The funding provides OBHS with approximately:

$120 million

to develop a 32-site ambulatory care network.

$384 million

for critical clinical and facility infrastructure improvements.

$170 million

to create an enterprise wide Health Information Technology Platform.

The OBHS Mission was adopted by its unified independent and unified Board of Trustees. OBHS is led by CEO, LaRay Brown, who also serves as President and CEO of Interfaith Medical Center. She is joined in the Executive leadership team by Dominick Stanzione and Paul Rosenfeld.
*https://www.ny.gov/programs/vitalbrooklyn-intiative

OUR FUTURE

We are committed to transforming how health care is delivered in Central Brooklyn and to becoming a financially sustainable system of care. We will do that by:


Maintaining the highest standards of quality.


Embracing prevention & health promotion and creatively addressing the social determinants of health.


Coordinating care across the continuum of the needs of patients.


Building, through partnerships, additional community-based ambulatory care capacity.


Engaging our loyal workforce.

OBHS LEADERSHIP

LaRay Brown

President and CEO, One Brooklyn Health System

President and CEO, Interfaith Medical Center

LaRay Brown was appointed in July 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the One Brooklyn Health System, Inc., serving Central and Northeast Brooklyn, is comprised of twelve ambulatory care centers, three hospitals, two nursing homes, an assisted living and independent living facility, a transitional housing program, an urgent care center, and a retail pharmacy. Ms. Brown was instrumental in the founding of One Brooklyn Health System and bringing together the three diverse boards of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center to create One Brooklyn Health System, Inc. and establish a new governance structure that would accommodate the combination of these three health systems. As CEO of One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. Brown is now responsible for the clinical and administrative integration of three health systems and the Implementation of a 5664 million capital program funded pursuant to the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program: Kings County. Ms. Brown also currently serves as the President and CEO of Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, a position to which she was appointed in February 2016.

Prior to becoming CEO of Interfaith Medical Center and One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. Brown enjoyed a 28 year career with the largest municipal healthcare system in the nation; her last positions being that of Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning, Community Health and Intergovernmental Relations and Corporate Officer at the New York City Health and Hospitals (H&H). In this capacity, Ms. Brown directed strategic planning efforts, formulated and executed legislative initiatives and advocacy strategies. She also spearheaded a variety of initiatives including implementation of comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs at several hospitals; the development of a community governed federally qualified health center on Staten Island; negotiations with state and federal officials for the development of a new long term care hospital and nursing facility in Harlem; the development of a public entity Federally Qualified Health Center comprised of H&H ambulatory care centers: as well as the development of hundreds of affordable and accessible apartments for the public hospital system’s long term care and hospital patients. Ms. Brown is past Chairperson of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (now America’s Essential Hospitals). Ms. Brown served as a member of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health care transition and Medicaid Redesign teams. She also served on the Board of the New York State Health Foundation.

Ms. Brown graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania FELS Center for Government Policy. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and mention in the Congressional Record. Ms. Brown has been named by “Modern Healthcare” as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

Dominick Stanzione

Chief Operating Officer, One Brooklyn Health System

President and CEO, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Dominick Stanzione has served as Chief Operating Officer of the One Brooklyn Health System, as well as, President and Chief Executive Officer at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center since August of 2017. Previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Maimonides Medical Center, since August of 2011; Mr. Stanzione has over 30 years of senior management experience, in community hospitals with large teaching programs. Originally trained and educated as a Physical Therapist at SUNY Downstate, Mr. Stanzione went on to earn a Master in Health Care Administration Degree at New York University. His management career progressed through a series of progressively more senior roles at several Hospitals in the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens and at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers of NY, then moving on to lead the Bon Secours Charity Health System as it’s CEO for eight years. Prior to Maimonides, Mr. Stanzione served for three years as President and Chief Restructuring Officer at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), which was purchased by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has received numerous awards and recognitions.

Paul Rosenfeld

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center/Rutland Nursing Home

Veteran Healthcare executive Paul Rosenfeld brings an impressive and valuable breadth of experience to the position of CEO/COO of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and as a member of the One Brooklyn Health System Senior Executive team. Responsible for day to day operations and execution of the strategic vision and mission of the campus as a part of the overall system, he is responsible for oversight of Acute, Ambulatory and Long term Care/Nursing Home Operations and Initiatives. Rosenfeld joined Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center at One Brooklyn Health in January 2018. In addition to his operational responsibilities at Kingsbrook. Rosenfeld serves as a Board Member of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition and the Cinergy IPA, as well as having served on various Commissions and Boards during the course of his career. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President for Long Term Care Operations at CenterLight Health Care System of New York.

Dominick Stanzione

Chief Operating Officer, One Brooklyn Health System

President and CEO, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Dominick Stanzione has served as Chief Operating Officer of the One Brooklyn Health System, as well as, President and Chief Executive Officer at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center since August of 2017. Previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Maimonides Medical Center, since August of 2011; Mr. Stanzione has over 30 years of senior management experience, in community hospitals with large teaching programs. Originally trained and educated as a Physical Therapist at SUNY Downstate, Mr. Stanzione went on to earn a Master in Health Care Administration Degree at New York University. His management career progressed through a series of progressively more senior roles at several Hospitals in the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens and at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers of NY, then moving on to lead the Bon Secours Charity Health System as it’s CEO for eight years. Prior to Maimonides, Mr. Stanzione served for three years as President and Chief Restructuring Officer at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), which was purchased by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has received numerous awards and recognitions.

LaRay Brown

President and CEO, One Brooklyn Health System

President and CEO, Interfaith Medical Center

LaRay Brown was appointed in July 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the One Brooklyn Health System, Inc., serving Central and Northeast Brooklyn, is comprised of twelve ambulatory care centers, three hospitals, two nursing homes, an assisted living and independent living facility, a transitional housing program, an urgent care center, and a retail pharmacy. Ms. Brown was instrumental in the founding of One Brooklyn Health System and bringing together the three diverse boards of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center to create One Brooklyn Health System, Inc. and establish a new governance structure that would accommodate the combination of these three health systems. As CEO of One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. Brown is now responsible for the clinical and administrative integration of three health systems and the Implementation of a 5664 million capital program funded pursuant to the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program: Kings County. Ms. Brown also currently serves as the President and CEO of Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, a position to which she was appointed in February 2016.

Prior to becoming CEO of Interfaith Medical Center and One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. Brown enjoyed a 28 year career with the largest municipal healthcare system in the nation; her last positions being that of Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning, Community Health and Intergovernmental Relations and Corporate Officer at the New York City Health and Hospitals (H&H). In this capacity, Ms. Brown directed strategic planning efforts, formulated and executed legislative initiatives and advocacy strategies. She also spearheaded a variety of initiatives including implementation of comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs at several hospitals; the development of a community governed federally qualified health center on Staten Island; negotiations with state and federal officials for the development of a new long term care hospital and nursing facility in Harlem; the development of a public entity Federally Qualified Health Center comprised of H&H ambulatory care centers: as well as the development of hundreds of affordable and accessible apartments for the public hospital system’s long term care and hospital patients. Ms. Brown is past Chairperson of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (now America’s Essential Hospitals). Ms. Brown served as a member of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health care transition and Medicaid Redesign teams. She also served on the Board of the New York State Health Foundation.

Ms. Brown graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania FELS Center for Government Policy. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and mention in the Congressional Record. Ms. Brown has been named by “Modern Healthcare” as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

Paul Rosenfeld

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center/Rutland Nursing Home

Veteran Healthcare executive Paul Rosenfeld brings an impressive and valuable breadth of experience to the position of CEO/COO of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and as a member of the One Brooklyn Health System Senior Executive team. Responsible for day to day operations and execution of the strategic vision and mission of the campus as a part of the overall system, he is responsible for oversight of Acute, Ambulatory and Long term Care/Nursing Home Operations and Initiatives. Rosenfeld joined Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center at One Brooklyn Health in January 2018. In addition to his operational responsibilities at Kingsbrook. Rosenfeld serves as a Board Member of the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition and the Cinergy IPA, as well as having served on various Commissions and Boards during the course of his career. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President for Long Term Care Operations at CenterLight Health Care System of New York.

One Brooklyn health system Clinical Leadership

Kurt Kodroff, MD, MMM,
one Brooklyn health system,
Chief Quality Officer

Gary Stephens, MD.,
Interfaith medical Center,
Chief Medical Officer

David Rose, MD,
BrookDale Hospital,
Chief Medical Officer

Julie Mirkin, DNP,
Brookdale Hospital,
Chief Nursing Officer

Prissana Alston, MSN, EdD,
Interfaith Medical Center,
Chief Nursing Officer

Maria Arias, MSN,
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center,
Chief Nursing Officer

OBHS Service Line Chair
Dental And oral Health services David J. Miller, DDS
Orthopedics William P. Urban, MD
Pathology Muhammad Cheema, MD
Psychiatry Jason Hershberger, MD, Chair, Brookdale and interfaith James Wolberg, MD, Chair, Kingbrook
Radiology Steven Braha, MD
Surgical services Anthony J. Tortolani, MD
  • Dental And oral Health services

    Chair

    David J. Miller, DDS
  • Orthopedics

    Chair

    William P. Urban, MD
  • Pathology

    Chair

    Muhammad Cheema, MD
  • Psychiatry

    Chair

    Jason Hershberger, MD, Chair, Brookdale and interfaith james Walberg, MD, Chair, Kingbrook
  • Radiology

    Chair

    Steven Braha, MD
  • Surgical services

    Chair

    Anthony J. Tortolani, MD

Community Health needs assessment & community service plan

OBHS member hospitals have strong, historic ties to the communities they serve. In recent years, OBHS 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 OBHS’ first joint community health needs assessment and community service plan as a hospital system. OBHS 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. OBHS 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 here 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.

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