Save Maimonides Initiative

A community alliance to restore excellence to Brooklyn’s largest hospital

A Legacy Worth Preserving

Established by Jewish organizations and dedicated volunteers in 1947, Maimonides Hospital was founded on a clear mission: to provide adequate and compassionate care to underserved populations while accommodating the cultural and religious needs of its patients from every background, race and religion. 

Situated in one of the most diverse areas in New York, the hospital is dear and cherished by all communities it serves. We all want it to succeed in its mission and set an example for excellent care with inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. For many decades, Maimonides was a source of pride and a symbol of compassionate care and inclusivity. 

Unfortunately, over the last decades persistent claims of neglect and abuse are circulating amongst the neighborhood. Countless stories of abhorrent behavior by the care staff and medical professionals are recited by patients and their caregivers. 

Despite a bloated billion-dollar budget and a flow of federal and state grants, the hospital remains understaffed and overfunded. Patients face neglect and sub-par treatment from the staff and the situation is only escalating with no signs of improvement.

Countless efforts have been made by local leaders and activists who pleaded with the leadership for collaboration to improve the hospital’s declining conditions, but unfortunately It has become clear that behind-the-scenes diplomatic negotiations with the current leadership have not been in good faith and that the interest of the patients and local communities are not top priorities for them.

Therefore, the ‘Save Maimonides Initiative’ was undertaken by community leaders and philanthropists to form a broad coalition of communities and organizations to come up with a plan of action to restore maimonides to its original mission and take every action necessary to put this cherished community institution back on track.

Stats and Figures 

General ranking according to US News:

Satisfaction with the hospital overall

Willingness of patients to recommend hospital

Satisfaction with doctors’ communications

Out of 148 Hospitals ranked in NYS by the Department of Health, Maimonides ranked:

  • Patient Satisfaction .67% .67%
  • Noise disturbances at night .7% .7%
  • Cleanliness of rooms and bathrooms .68% .68%
  • Communication with patients .72% .72%
  • Helpfulness for patients .7% .7%
  • Hospital-acquired infections .68% .68%


Your story is significant and important to our efforts, to understand the depth of the problem and fight for the right solutions. Have you, or one of your loved ones, had a negative experience at Maimonides?


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