BROOKLYN, NY – Maimonides Medical Center and North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiating exclusive negotiations to explore whether a partnership would be beneficial to serving the needs of Brooklyn residents.
Maimonides Medical Center is Brooklyn’s leading tertiary care teaching hospital, encompassing a nationally-recognized Heart & Vascular Center, the borough’s largest outpatient Cancer and Breast Centers, a fully accredited Stroke Center, and state-of-the-art Bone & Joint Center. Maimonides operates Brooklyn’s only accredited Children’s Hospital, a Regional Perinatal Center serving high-risk pregnant women and neonates, and the state’s largest obstetrics program, delivering more than 8,700 babies each year.
“This preliminary announcement is the result of a focused, 12-month strategic planning process by the Maimonides Board of Trustees and our executive team to identify a regional partner whose vision and commitment to excellence are aligned with ours,” said Pamela S. Brier, president and chief executive officer of Maimonides Medical Center. “We look forward to our continuing discussions with North Shore-LIJ and both agree that benefit to the communities we serve will be our highest priority.”
“North Shore-LIJ has been exploring opportunities in Brooklyn for several years, as we continue to expand beyond our traditional service areas on Long Island, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of North Shore-LIJ. “We believe Maimonides would be an ideal partner, considering the medical center is already the pre-eminent provider of health care in Brooklyn. Working together, we are confident we can build on Maimonides’ outstanding reputation for delivering high-quality care to the incredibly diverse communities of Brooklyn.”
After a final agreement is reached, Maimonides will continue to operate as a full-service, tertiary hospital and be the hub of a growing network of services that the health system will establish in Brooklyn.
About Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center is Brooklyn’s pre-eminent healthcare provider and among the largest independent teaching hospitals in the nation. Widely recognized for its major achievements in advancing medical and information technology, Maimonides has 711 beds and over 70 subspecialty programs. For additional information on the nationally recognized clinical services at Maimonides Medical Center, please visit www.maimonidesmed.org.
About North Shore-LIJ Health System
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 19 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,400 beds, employ nearly 11,000 nurses and have affiliations with about 10,000 physicians. With a workforce of about 54,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.