Our Message ​

We are deeply dismayed by the recent false, misleading, and malicious attacks on Maimonides Medical Center.

COVID-19 has placed enormous stress on every hospital in the country, with well-publicized national shortages of staff adding to the existing challenges of delivering care during a pandemic.

We are proud of the world-class care that we deliver, with clinical outcomes that are recognized year after year by independent organizations as among the best in the U.S.

Maimonides has always gone above and beyond to engage with the diverse communities it serves and deliver care in a culturally sensitive manner.

Our safety net hospitals like Maimonides need more funding, not less, to address the historically inequitable underfunding of institutions that serve our most vulnerable communities.

We are grateful to the over 300,000 patients and families throughout Brooklyn and beyond who place their trust in Maimonides for their healthcare needs each year.

All of us who are part of Team Maimonides remain committed to and focused on providing the best possible care to every person who walks through our doors.

Read our open letter from our Board of Trustees.

  • Kenneth Gibbs, CEO, Maimonides Health / President and CEO, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Leigh Howard, Vice President, Northwell Division, 1199 SIEU
  • Monica Ghitan, MD, President, Maimonides Medical Staff
  • Jeffrey R. Avner, MD, Chair, Pediatrics
  • Patrick I. Borgen, MD, Chair, Surgery
  • Jack Choueka, MD, Chair, Orthopedics
  • Scott Chudnoff, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • David I. Cohen, MD, Chair, Population Health
  • Bernadine Donahue, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology
  • Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, Chair, Medicine
  • Mark Kronenfeld, MD, Chair, Anesthesiology
  • Jenny Libien, MD, PhD, Chair, Pathology
  • John P. Marshall, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine
  • Daniel Rosenbaum, MD, Chair, Neurology
  • Jacob Shani, MD, Chair, Cardiology
  • Steven Shankman, MD, Chair, Radiology
  • Abraham M. Taub, DO, Chair, Psychiatry
Board of Trustees
  • Eugene Keilin, Chair
  • Peter Rebenwurzel, Vice-Chair
  • Erminia Rivera, Vice-Chair
  • Alex Rovt, PhD, Vice-Chair
  • Paul T. Addison, Treasurer
  • Frank A. Naccarato, Secretary
  • Donna Astion, MD
  • Richard A. Barasch
  • Joseph Bruno
  • Rev. Msgr. David Cassato
  • Jeffrey Fenster
  • Chaim Fischer
  • Monica Ghitan, MD
  • Kenneth D. Gibbs
  • Jeremy Glick
  • Jack A. Hidary
  • Lofton Holder
  • Mortimer N. Klaus
  • George Liu, MD
  • Robert Machinist
  • Donald Meltzer
  • Azzam Obeid
  • Martin Payson
  • Trevor Price
  • Mary Singh
  • David Spira
  • Aaron D. Twerski
  • Marty Waisbrod
  • George Weinberger
  • Keith Wortman
  • Michael L. Ziegler, Esq.

We Are Committed to You

Maimonides has long distinguished itself as uniquely committed to engaging and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities with cultural and religious sensitivity to all.

We Are #MaimoProud

Through difficult times, our staff have been resilient, they’ve been dedicated, they’ve been going above and beyond, and making it work.

Committed To You

Maimonides has long distinguished itself as committed to engaging and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities with cultural sensitivity for all.

"My life has improved a whole lot. One of the things I really wanted to do…was to be able to run again because I haven't run for years, and I didn't think it was possible. And I was able to run for the first time last year. It was incredible... the care is just exceptional."
Judith Marius
“My son was born prematurely. The pediatrician always told me it was a miracle that he survived. Here I am very grateful to all the staff in the NICU. They are very kind, friendly, and professional. Because my English is not good enough, they always help me find a translator. They take care of my son, helping to do video calls so we can see my son when we’re home. I have so many words I want to say, but their dedication to my son cannot be expressed in simple words. They not only saved my son's life but the hope of my whole family."
Sophia Chen, Liam's mother
“I will forever be grateful to Maimonides’ NICU for taking care of my son just like their own child. The nurses in the NICU were extremely nice, giving me updates and answering every one of my questions and concerns. I felt as if I left my child with family when I went home to recuperate after my C-section. He was in the safest place he could be.”
“If the doctors hadn’t quickly pinpointed the problem, Amber would have suffered permanent damage. What’s so amazing is that most doctors have never treated anyone with botulism before. They were able to identify this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence strictly from their knowledge and save my baby’s life.” 
“My son was born prematurely. The pediatrician always told me it was a miracle that he survived. Here I am very grateful to all the staff in the NICU. They are very kind, friendly, and professional. Because my English is not good enough, they always help me find a translator. They take care of my son, helping to do video calls so we can see my son when we’re home. I have so many words I want to say, but their dedication to my son cannot be expressed in simple words. They not only saved my son's life but the hope of my whole family."
Sophia Chen, Liam's Mother
"When my 85-year-old father was brought into the Maimonides ER for low blood pressure and an elevated heart rate, Irada, a nurse practitioner, was brought in to help care for him. She was very professional and attentive, and had an excellent bedside manner. She spoke to my father in Russian so that he could be involved and not just feel like it was the doctors and I making medical decisions on his behalf. This wasn’t our first time at Maimonides, but this visit exceeded our expectations.
Anna Livson, Leonid's Daughter
"Words can't express, I would definitely recommend Maimonides. I was lucky enough to come here and give birth, and have a team available to give me what I needed in order to survive. The people and the care is above and beyond. They saved my life."
“I felt good right after the procedure. And everybody was so nice and willing to help me. They saved my life.”
"We just want to extend our gratitude to the nurses and medical staff who helped to care for our son, and get us through a really difficult time while we were in the NICU."

Notes of Appreciation

"At the Seder we all said “Lifichach anachnu chayavim.” Pesach is a Yom Tov of Hakaras Hatov. I would like to take these few lines to express our deepest appreciation to the devoted members of Hatzolah – really unsung heroes! My esteemed mother-in-law fell down a flight of steps in our apartment on Erev Pessach – the response time, the caring, the unbelievable sensitivity is something that I can not begin to describe. You would think that these people are not making Yom Tov! They gave of themselves 150%. Baruch Hashem, miraculously, she wasn’t badly hurt, just shaken up and bruised. I joined them in the ambulance and watched how professionally they admitted her to the Maimonides trauma center, and I was extremely impressed with the doctors and nurses in that division of Maimonides. They all jumped to see what they could do for her, kept us informed, displayed sensitivity to the fact that it was Yom Tov, and really treated all of us very well. As my mother-in-law stabilized, another patient was wheeled into the trauma center. A 17 year old, who had been stabbed numerous times – obviously this generated a very concentrated response on behalf of the trauma team, yet they left my mother-in-law very cared for, not losing sight that each patient is important. As impressed as I was with the Maimonides staff, it was heart warming for me to see, that the Hatzolah members who were standing there, offered and got involved in the other patients trauma, offering help and assistance in anyway possible, without inquiring re community or religious affiliation – a life is a life! So here we are Pesach evening, nothing to eat, nothing to drink, and wondering what will be with the Seder? Then, some Malachim walk in carrying grape juice, matzah, fully prepared seder plates, with everything down to the salt water, and full meals. The volunteers from Yad Efraim – I am sure they all had families waiting at home, but first they came to the hospital and made sure that every person that needed anything for the Seder was taken care of. Unbelievable! Hashem Yisborach should bless them, reward these volunteers and their families with much gezunt and nachas! Thank You Hatzaloh, Thank You Maimonides Hospital, and Thank You Yad Efraim!"
Rabbi Yitzchok Gottdiener, Executive Director of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, on behalf of the Katz, Gottdiener, Milworn families

Letters From Our Community

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JASA

Kathryn Haslanger, CEO

Islamic Society of Bay Ridge

Imam Dr. Mohamed Elbar

Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello

Vicar for Development for the Catholic Dioceses of Brooklyn and FDNY Chaplain

Chayim Aruchim

Chayim Aruchim

Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger, Chairman; Rivie Schwebel, Vice Chairman of the Board; Rabbi Schmuel Lefkowitz

United Senior Citizens Center of Sunset Park

Grisel Amador, Executive Director

Nachas Health and Family Network

Nachas Health and Family Network

Raizy Horowitz, Executive Coordinator

Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center

Faleh Hamdan, Chairman of the Board

Bay Ridge Center

Todd D. Fleidner, Executive Director

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Housing Works

Charles King, CEO

Dr. Husam-Rimawi

Dr. Husam Rimawi

Community Leader

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CAIPA

George Liu, MD, CEO, and Peggy Sheng, COO

Former NYPD Chief Joseph Fox

Joseph Fox

Retired NYPD, Chief of Transit Bureau Commanding Office Patrol, Borough Brooklyn South

NIA

Michael A. Bove, President, and Mary Anne Cino, CEO

John Talmadge

Community Leader, CB 12 Member and Sanitation Local 831

Brooklyn Pride

Brooklyn Pride

Mickey Heller, Co-chair

Arab American Association of New York

Arab American Association of New York

Mawra Janini, Executive Director

We Are #MaimoProud

Through difficult times, our staff have been resilient, they’ve been dedicated, they’ve been going above and beyond, and making it work.

"Our successful partnerships with community organizations, youth agencies, high schools, and colleges provide our volunteers and students with a unique opportunity. They bring immeasurable comfort to our patients and their loved ones while gaining important work and learning experience and getting satisfaction from giving to others. They also contribute excellent care and significant assistance to our clinical and administrative staff. I am honored and proud to be a part of one of the largest volunteer departments in New York and a member of the Maimonides family!"
Alla Zats, Director, Department of Volunteer and Student Services
"I have worked with Maimonides for 18 years – four years in the Breast Center and 14 years with department of OBGYN. We not only care for our patients, but we make our patients feel cared for. I have the utmost confidence in our programs, as we have an amazing team of physicians and nurses. As a mother whose children are the beats of my heart and the air I breath, I wouldn’t think of having them go to any other facility but Maimonides. I do work here, but the fact that I have my children and grandchildren taken care of by our physicians, speaks volumes. My Life, My Family, Maimonides.”
Grace Gallo, Director of Special Projects, Perinatal Unit, OB/GYN, Women’s Health Institute
“I started working at Maimonides in 2008, and have since been coming here for all of my healthcare needs. From mammography or bronchitis, to broken bones and two back surgeries, Maimo is my go-to. The courtesy, thoughtfulness and kindness I received during my 2019 post-op hospital stays made me feel pampered and loved (shout out to Gellman 8!). Though I live in Queens and am much closer to the Manhattan hospitals, I’m a loyal Maimo customer. Maimonides is where I feel safe and taken care of – this is my family – these are the people I trust most. I’m #maimoproud.”
Jodi Cross, Director of Internal Communications
"I have been practicing pharmacy at Maimonides Health for 43 years. I stand behind the services my colleagues and I provide our patients, as well as the nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers. I am proud of the relationships we maintain with our staff, as together we provide our patients with the best medication therapy for their treatment, enhancing the patient’s experience. I personally look to Maimonides for my own health care and have recommended with confidence to others in my life."
Snapper Romano, RPh, MS, MBA, Associate Director, Pharmacy
"I have been at Maimonides since 1989, and this institution has served me greatly. My bachelors/masters degree and the purchase of my first home were achieved because of Maimonides, so I will forever be grateful. For the last 33 years, I have always considered Maimonides as my second family/home. It really hurts to the core to hear and see false advertisement of an institution that I have been part of, straight out of college. As “ONE MAIMO,” I take it very personal. But I know the resilience of this wonderful, passionate, and caring institution. God bless Maimonides!!"
Cynthia Sablah, Nurse Practitioner
"On my first day at ob-gyn, I was very nervous about how things would go, but Lois [my supervisor] assured me everything would be fine. The staff quickly trained me on how to perform the day-to-day duties. Everyone on the floor was very welcoming and helpful. I have been working with the department for three months and am delighted with my decision. Everyone works together as a team and makes sure to get the job done. Everyone comes to work and leaves happy, ensuring all patients are taken care of. I will always be thankful for this opportunity to be part of the Women’s Health Institute Ob-Gyn family at MDP. It indeed has been a blessing!"
Yesenia Rivera, OB/GYN Patient Services Representative

What Can You Do?

#StandWithMaimo

Correct The Record

Please share these facts with friends and family who might inquire with you about the campaign, or with anyone else you think should know the truth.

Contact Your Representatives

If you are a Maimonides employee and/or live or work in Brooklyn, let your elected officials know how this misleading campaign makes you feel, and advocate for a more equitable model of healthcare funding distribution. Find who your representatives are at mygovnyc.org.

Share Your Stories

We invite you to share positive stories from patients and families who appreciate the clinical care and compassion of our staff.

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