Maimonides Medical Center is making moves.
The Brooklyn-based hospital and North Shore-LIJ Health System announced on Tuesday, February 3 that they are moving forward in exploring a potential partnership.
“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 Brier, president and chief executive officer of Maimonides Medical Center, in a statement.
According to Michael Dowling, president and chief executive officer of North Shore-LIJ, a partnership of this kind has been a long time coming for the statewide healthcare system.
“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,” he said in a statement,
South Brooklyn, Dowling said, is looking like the perfect fit.
“We believe Maimonides would be an ideal partner, considering the medical center is already the pre-eminent provider of health care in Brooklyn,” he went on. “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, reps said, Maimonides – located at 4802 10th Avenue – will continue to operate as a full-service, tertiary hospital, while also serving as a healthcare hub for Brooklyn.
“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,” said Brier.