We are writing to express our support for and pride in Maimonides Medical Center, an exceptional medical institution and a pillar of our Brooklyn community.
Year after year, Maimonides is recognized by independent organizations for achieving clinical outcomes among the best in the U.S., right here in our back yard.
Maimonides has also distinguished itself through its deep engagement with its surrounding communities – collaborating closely with a diverse range of stakeholders to improve the health of the borough.
We have seen first-hand that Maimonides is committed to doing what’s right for the patients and the communities it serves.
In this context, we are deeply dismayed by the recent campaign to disparage the quality of care at Maimonides as well as the management of the organization. It is misleading, malicious, and hurtful to Maimonides’ workforce as well as to the communities it serves.
All of us – patients, employees, and partners of Maimonides – call for these irresponsible, counter-productive attacks to cease.
We also strenuously disagree with the campaign’s premise that Maimonides is “overfunded.” Institutions like Maimonides that serve our most vulnerable communities need more resources, not fewer, to address the historical inequities in how healthcare funds have been allocated.
Like hospitals across the country, Maimonides has faced real challenges over the past two years – contending with an industry-wide staffing shortage on top of a pandemic. We should all be working together to continually improve our healthcare system, strengthen institutions like Maimonides, and support its workforce.
We are calling on our elected officials to oppose this destructive campaign and support essential community institutions like Maimonides whose efforts during the pandemic on behalf of those it serves have been nothing short of heroic.