The Brooklyn Hospital Center named among best regional hospitals

October 10, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC)  at 121 DeKalb Downtown Brooklyn has been named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-2024 “Best Hospitals” rankings. The rankings assist patients and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience. 

Additionally, TBHC was acknowledged as high-performing in its treatment of congestive heart failure, COPD (congestive obstructive pulmonary disease), diabetes, heart attack, hip fracture, kidney failure and stroke.

“This is the first time TBHC has made the U.S. News list. I like to think the hospital’s founders back in the 1800s would be proud of where we are taking this essential community hospital today, all the while, remaining loyal to our mission, Keeping Brooklyn Healthy!” says Gary. G. Terrinoni, president and CEO of TBHC.

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During the past few years, there has been a number of improvements at the hospital. In October 2022, the hospital opened a renovated emergency room as well as a new Brooklyn Cancer Center, a partnership with New York Cancer and Blood Specialists.

In January 2021, TBHC announced that it had performed its 1,000th robotic surgery, using the de Vinci Xi System. During robotic surgery, the surgeon controls the robot’s “hands” via a video console, which gives the physician a full range of motion while simplifying complex procedures and ensuring greater precision. Benefits of robot surgery include decreased blood loss, fewer and smaller scars, a faster recovery time and a shorter hospital stay.

Also during the COVID pandemic, the hospital opened a new building, known as the Physicians Pavilion, at 86 Felix St. in Fort Greene. The building contains TBHC’s specialty practices.

Since 1845, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been dedicated to providing outstanding health services, education and research to keep the people of Brooklyn and greater New York healthy. TBHC’s focus is ensuring optimal patient care through the use of advanced technology, innovative medical and surgical treatments, and staff expertise.  

TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  It was Brooklyn’s first hospital.

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