|Montefiore Medical Center|
|Location||111 East 210th Street, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States|
|Affiliated university||Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|Lists||Hospitals in New York|
|Other links||Hospitals in The Bronx|
Montefiore Medical Center main campus is located in the Norwood section of the Bronx, New York City. The university hospital is an academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is named for Moses Montefiore and is one of the 50 largest employers in New York State. In 2016, Montefiore was ranked #6 of the 197 New York City metropolitan area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Montefiore was founded by "leaders of New York’s Jewish community" as the Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids at Avenue A and East 84th Street in Manhattan, and accepted its first six patients on October 24, 1884, Moses Montefiore's 100th birthday. In its early years, it housed mostly patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses. After growing out of its original building, the hospital moved uptown to Broadway and West 138th Street in 1888. It was renamed Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1901, and moved again, to its current location in the Bronx and was renamed Montefiore Home and Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1913. It was again renamed, as Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1920, as Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center on October 11, 1964, and as the Henry and Lucy Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in 1981 when it took over the daily operations of Einstein Hospital.
Montefiore established the first Department of Social Medicine and the first home health care agency in the United States. In 2001, it established a pediatric hospital, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. The hospital made international headlines when a series of operations successfully separated the conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre of the Philippines. The Montefiore Headache Center, the oldest headache center in the world, was ranked number one among New York Best Hospitals in 2006 by New York Magazine. The Emergency Department is among the five busiest in the United States. Its hospitals provide more than 85,000 inpatient stays per year, including more than 7,000 births. 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. On September 9, 2015, Montefiore assumed operational and financial control of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from Yeshiva University.
On July 1, 2019, the hospital announced Dr. Steven Safyer will be stepping down as its chief executive officer and retiring after 11 years. Dr. Philip Ozuah, previously the physician-in chief of Montefiore Children's Hospital, will be replacing him.
Medical discoveries and advances
- The first intracardiac pacemaker to treat Stokes-Adams seizures associated with complete heart block was inserted by cardiothoracic surgeons at Montefiore.
- The association between endocarditis caused by Streptococcus bovis, since renamed Streptococcus gallolyticus, and colon cancer was discovered by researchers at Montefiore.
Divisions and centers
- Montefiore Health System consists of eleven hospitals; a primary and specialty care network of more than 180 locations across Westchester County, the lower Hudson Valley and the Bronx; an extended care facility; the Montefiore School of Nursing, and its own Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
- Moses Division ("Montefiore Hospital"): The 726-bed Moses Division is located in the Norwood section, and includes the 106-bed Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), a nationally ranked children's hospital, and the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion, an outpatient care and diagnostic testing facility.
- Jack D. Weiler Hospital ("Einstein Hospital"): The 431-bed Jack D. Weiler Hospital ("Einstein Hospital") is also operated by Montefiore and is located about 4 miles away, adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Morris Park section.
- Montefiore Medical Park: Montefiore Medical Park, an ambulatory care facility that contains offices for outpatient visits, full-time clinical practices, and administrative offices for clinical departments, is a short distance away from Einstein.
- Wakefield Division: In 2008, Montefiore acquired Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, a 360-bed hospital in the north Bronx that had been part of the Catholic health system, and which currently provides inpatient and outpatient primary and consultative care for communities of the Bronx. It was named the North Division of Montefiore, and then the Wakefield Division.
- Montefiore Westchester Square: In March 2013, Montefiore acquired Westchester Square Medical Center, a community hospital that had operated under bankruptcy court protection for nearly seven years, renamed it Montefiore Westchester Square, closed the inpatient beds, and transformed it into a surgical center and free-standing emergency room.
Montefiore is also home to the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation. Montefiore also runs a Residency Program in Social Medicine, one of the nation's oldest programs focused on preparing physicians to practice in underserved communities.
Montefiore is a primary clerkship site for third-year and fourth-year medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Einstein offers joint residency programs between Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center in child neurology, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, urology, and vascular surgery, as well as other subspecialties. As one of the largest medical residency programs in the country, Montefiore provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 150 accredited residency and fellowship programs.
Deaths of notable people
- Lina Abarbanell (1879–1963), opera singer
- Herman M. Albert (ca. 1902–1947), New York State Assemblyman
- Milton Avery (1885–1965), painter
- Benjamin M. Bloch (1900–1959), Israeli physicist
- Diana Blumenfeld (1903–1961), folksinger, pianist, and actress
- Roscoe Brown (1922–2016), Tuskegee Airman, president of Bronx Community College, director for the Center for Education Policy at the City University of New York
- Eddie Carmel (1936–1972), giant
- Camilo Egas (1889–1962), Ecuadorian painter
- Joe Fleishaker, (1954–2016), actor
- Ralph Forbes (1904–1951), actor
- Berta Gersten (1894–1972) Yiddish theatre actress
- Edwin Franko Goldman (1878–1956), bandmaster and music composer
- Chaim Grade (1910–1982), Yiddish novelist and poet
- Ramarley Graham (1994–2012), unarmed teenager shot by Richard Haste, a New York Police Department officer
- Ludwik Gross (1904–1999), cancer researcher
- Anna Roosevelt Halsted (1906–1975), writer, daughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Henry Beaumont Herts (1871–1933), architect
- Moses Horowitz (1844–1910), Yiddish actor and playwright
- Harry Kraf (1907-1989), New York State Senator and Assemblyman
- Diane Lewis (1953–2007), journalist
- Edna Luby (1884–1928), actress and comedian
- Dewey ("Pigmeat") Markham (1904–1981), comedian, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer
- Jack Martin (1887–1980), baseball player
- Toni Morrison (1931-2019), novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University.
- Samuel Orr (1890–1981), New York State Assemblyman
- Theodor Reik (1888–1969), psychoanalyst
- Isaac Rubinow (1875–1936), physician, actuary, and social security reformer
- Rabbi Charles E. Shulman (1898–1968), rabbi
- Jacob Getlar Smith (1898–1958), artist and author
- Samuel Soloveichik (1909–1967), chemistry professor
- Joseph Srholez, Jr. (ca. 1911–1957), mayor of Little Ferry, New Jersey
- Rabbi Yonasan Steif (1877–1958), senior dayan of Budapest, Hungary before World War II
- Uriel Weinreich (1926–1967), linguist
- Dick Young (1917–1987), sportswriter
In November 2019, the board of trustees named Dr. Philip O. Ozuah as the chief executive officer of Montefiore beginning November 15, 2019. He had been the physician-in-chief of Montefiore Children's Hospital.
Steven M. Safyer, M.D. has been president and chief executive officer of Montefiore since 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Safyer had been at Montefiore for 30 years, as a medical resident, an attending physician, and then vice president and chief medical officer.
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
- Carl and Clarence Aguirre, conjoined twins who were surgically separated in the hospital
- Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
- Montefiore Residency Program in Social Medicine
- North Central Bronx Hospital
- Norwood News
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi (Jacobi Medical Center)
- Program for Jewish Genetic Health
- White Plains Hospital
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