Montefiore Medical Center
, in the Bronx
, New York
, is the university hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
. The hospital, named after Moses Montefiore
, is one of the 50 largest employers in New York State
Located in Norwood
, Montefiore Medical Center was founded in 1884
"by leaders of New York’s Jewish community" as the Home for Chronic Invalids, housing mainly tuberculosis
patients. Montefiore established the United States'
first hospital departments of social medicine and home health care. In 2001, it established a new pediatric hospital, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). This hospital made international headlines when a series of surgeries successfully separated the conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre
of the Philippines
. Montefiore Headache Center
, oldest headache center in the world, is ranked number one among New York Best Hospitals in 2006 by New York Magazine
. The hospital treats more than 60,000 patients per year and has an annual budget of more than $1.9 billion. In 2007, it was among over 530 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation
, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg
Divisions and Centers
The 706-bed Moses Division Hospital is located in the Norwood section along with the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion. The Greene building contains outpatient care and diagnostic testing facilities for the Moses hospital. The Moses Division includes the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). This is often referred to as the West Campus. The 356-bed Jack D. Weiler
Hospital is also operated by Montefiore and is located adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
in the Morris Park
section of the Bronx
. Also nearby is Montefiore Medical Park, a large building made of green glass panels. This is an ambulatory care facility that contains offices for outpatient visits, full-time clinical practices and administrative offices for clinical departments. Moreover, there are support and testing center for the nearby Weiler Hospital. In 2008, Montefiore acquired Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, a Roman Catholic hospital in the hands of bankruptcy and renamed it Montefiore North Division. All in all, Montefiore has 21 centers located throughout the Bronx offering a full range of medical services. There are more than 100 physicians practicing medicine in numerous offices throughout the Bronx
who comprise the Montefiore Medical Group.
Along with the Children's Hospital, Montefiore is home to the renowned Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center and the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center.
Steven M. Safyer, M.D.,
is President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Center. An accomplished physician leader and highly respected healthcare executive, Dr. Safyer has been at Montefiore for 25 years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.
In January 2008, Dr. Safyer assumed the helm as President and CEO of Montefiore.
Departments offering services
- Nuclear Medicine
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Radiation Oncology
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Epidemiology and Population Health
- Family Medicine
- Plastic Surgery