NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

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NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System
Location506 6th St, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°40′03″N 73°58′43″W / 40.66750°N 73.97861°W / 40.66750; -73.97861Coordinates: 40°40′03″N 73°58′43″W / 40.66750°N 73.97861°W / 40.66750; -73.97861
FundingNon-profit hospital
Affiliated universityCornell University - Weill Cornell Medical College
NetworkNewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System
Beds651 (including bassinets)
OpenedMay 27, 1881
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksHospitals in Brooklyn

NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is located in Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York, between 7th and 8th Avenues, on 6th Street. The academic hospital has 651 beds[1] (including bassinets) and provides services to some 42,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers specialized care in the following areas: advanced and minimally invasive surgery, advanced otolaryngology, asthma and lung disease, cancer care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, digestive and liver disorders, healthy aging, neurosciences, orthopedic medicine and surgery, vascular medicine and surgery, and women's health. NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and is a teaching hospital for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

Name change[edit]

In January 2017, New York Methodist Hospital became part of the NewYork–Presbyterian Healthcare System network and the name was changed to NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.[2]


Founded in 1881, NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital was the first Methodist hospital in the country. The original Romanesque Revival-style building was replaced in the 1930s.[3]

On December 16, 1960, a mid-air collision over Staten Island left 134 people dead; one of the two aircraft that had collided crashed in Park Slope in Brooklyn. The only initial survivor, Stephen Baltz, an 11-year-old boy from Illinois, was thrown from that aircraft onto a snowbank. Badly burned and having inhaled burning fuel, he was taken to what was then Brooklyn's Methodist Hospital, where he succumbed to pneumonia the next day. A plaque outside the hospital commemorates the event.[4]

In 2014, the hospital announced plans to construct a "Center for Community Health" on property already owned by the facility. A local community group, Preserve Park Slope,[5] filed a lawsuit to overturn a decision by the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals to approve plans for the building.[6] Construction began on the $445 million project in 2016 despite vigorous community opposition.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "NYS Health Profile: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2017-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Merlis, Brian; Rosenzweig, Lee (1999). Brooklyn's Park Slope. New York: Sheepshead Bay Historical Society & Israclowitz Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 1878741470.
  4. ^ "Remnants of a 1960 Park Slope Plane Crash Hidden in Plain Sight in Brooklyn". Untapped Cities. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "Preserve Park Slope To Host Meeting On Methodist Construction Project". BKLYNER. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  6. ^ "New York Methodist Hospital cuts back on expansion plans". The Real Deal New York. 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  7. ^ "Park Slope hospital's $445 million expansion gets underway, despite neighbors' concerns". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  8. ^ Preserve Park Slope (2014-06-12), Preserve Park Slope protest New York Methodist Hospital expansion plan - News 12 Brooklyn, retrieved 2018-10-23
  9. ^ Musumeci, Natalie. "Opponents of New York Methodist Hospital's expansion plan fight back with alternate plan - NY Daily News". Retrieved 2018-10-23.