Welcome to the Brooklyn Hospital Center

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Excellence in patient care and commitment to the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals are among the proud traditions of The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In 1845, it opened its doors as the first voluntary hospital in what was then the City of Brooklyn. Today, the Hospital Center is a 653–bed teaching institution that is a major healthcare resource as well as a dynamic presence in what is NYC’s largest borough.

The Hospital Center is the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The Hospital Center’s Downtown Campus is located just across the bridge from lower Manhattan. The Caledonian Campus, nestled at the edge of sprawling Prospect Park, is located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. True to its mission, the Hospital Center strives to address the complex problems and meet the individual needs of the residents in each of the many communities it serves. Both the Downtown and the Caledonian Campuses are equipped with sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and state-of–the art technology.

Staffed by 3,000 employees and a medical staff of 524 voluntary, 140 full-time, and 115 part-time physicians, the Hospital The Brooklyn Hospital Center Center annually cares for more than 200,000 people, with approximately 95,000 outpatient visits; 25,000 inpatient admissions; and 85,000 emergency department visits; and more than 5,800 babies delivered each year. The Hospital Center is a 911-receiving hospital and a certified emergency cardiac-care facility.

The Hospital Center has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and trains more than 250 physicians each year. The Hospital Center also provides training for residents in urology from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn. In addition, the Hospital Center offers opportunities for post-doctoral fellowship training in several subspecialty areas.