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Maimonides Medical Center

Address: 4802 Tenth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone: 718-283-6000
Employees: 7,000
CEO: Pamela Brier

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Maimonides is Brooklyn’s premier academic medical center and teaching hospital with 711 beds.

Maimonides offers a full range of inpatient and ambulatory services. The hospital especially serves people at the beginning and end of life and during medical emergencies. The physicians and midwives deliver more babies than any other hospital in New York State. One quarter of the hospital's patients are 75-years or older — and tend to be much sicker than those hospitalized elsewhere.

Since Brooklyn is NYC's most populous borough with 2.8 million residents, it is also the most diverse. Nearly 50% of residents are foreign born and the hospital has staff that can translate into various languages including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Bengali, Urdu, Polish and Russian.

Maimonides is uniquely committed to the special health care needs of the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities, with meals cooked to the highest standards of kosher supervision, a synagogue on the ground floor and Shabbos elevators in the main building. There are religious services for patients and visitors for all major holidays.

In 2009, the hospital reported operating revenues of $928.1 million and expenses of $919.6 million.

Maimonides reported 109,295 emergency room visits in 2009. The hospital has 1,275 physicians on staff.


Maimonides was founded as the New Utrecht Dispensary in 1911. In 1919, it absorbed several smaller dispensaries and became Israel Hospital of Brooklyn. In 1920 it merged with Zion hospital and became United Israel Zion Hospital. New facilities were built to accommodate the growing patient needs (the building that is now our Administration building on Tenth Avenue). In 1947, Maimonides Hospital was formed by the merger of United Israel Zion and Beth Moses hospitals.

Maimonides Medical Center was officially named in 1966 after Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, a brilliant 12th-century philosopher who laid the foundation for the modern medical training of physicians. Rabbi Maimon, better known as Maimonides, was deeply committed to cultural tolerance and humane care, in addition to high medical standards. It was he who said, “The physician should not treat the disease, but rather the patient who is suffering from it.”


Maimonides Medical Center offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, 403b retirement savings plan and pension plan, long-term disability insurance, tuition assistance, and more.  

Medical Care
The plan includes coverage for medical services delivered in a hospital, emergency care facility, or physician's office. Prescription drugs and chiropractic services are also covered.

Dental Care
The plan emphasizes preventative and diagnostic care. Important plan features include a generous reimbursement for basic and major restorative procedures and orthodontia for dependents.

Employee contributions are payroll-deducted on a before-tax basis.

Life Insurance
We provide no-cost basic life insurance coverage for employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more. Voluntary Permanent Life Insurance is also offered for employees, spouses and children at competitive rates.

Non-Contributory Retirement Plan
We want to help employees achieve the important goal of a secure and comfortable retirement. We make all contributions necessary to provide plan benefits to eligible non-union employees on a non-contributory basis.

Retirement Savings Plan (403b)
All employees can contribute a pre-tax portion of pay up to the IRS maximum allowance. We offer a broad variety of investment options from some of America's leading fund management firms, including:
• Prudential

Flexible Spending Accounts
A healthcare account pays for eligible medical care expenses, up to $3,000, which are not covered under medical or dental plans. Additionally, up to $5,000 can be used for dependent care expenses.

Long-Term Disability Insurance
If you become disabled and unable to work, we provide free income protection coverage equaling 60 percent of base earnings. Eligibility is 91 days after the onset of the disability.

Additional Benefits
• Eleven (11) paid holidays; sick days; one (1) paid floating holiday
• Voluntary group legal services
• Metro cards available through payroll deduction
• Discounts at local businesses
• Entertainment and family attraction coupons
• Direct deposit

Updated November 11, 2010

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