NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County offers quality specialty services for the health needs of Central Brooklyn’s diverse communities and neighborhoods. Our Centers of Excellence include services to people with diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and those who suffer life-threatening injuries.
Learn more about the Kings County Heart Health Center.
Heart Health Center
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County’s Heart Health Center provides heart failure patients with comprehensive services to improve heart health and maintenance in a community-based setting. The center is staffed by a full-service heart health team, including cardiologists, clinical psychologists, clinical psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, clinical pharmacy specialists, and social workers. Heart failure patients can meet with a doctor, be tested—same-day echocardiograms are available—and receive the doctor’s treatment recommendations based on the test results—all under one roof in one visit.
Pediatric Trauma Center
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County’s Level 1 Trauma Center is the only facility in Brooklyn to have a center dedicated to the care of injured children. We treat a wide variety of pediatric trauma patients, whether they are hurt in motor vehicle accidents or injured while playing. We are designated by the State of New York as a Regional Pediatric Trauma Center.
At the hospital, a specially trained and designated team assesses every child, using a carefully developed trauma protocol. This systematic assessment helps to minimize the chance that an injury will be missed. Also, because traumatically injured children frequently experience multiple injuries and need specialized care, our Trauma Center works with many other specialties in the hospital, such as neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and radiology.
Diabetes Resource Center
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County has a specially designed Diabetes Center and a program which includes education about good nutrition. It even has a demonstration kitchen so patients can learn how to cook foods that bring them the best health. Our Certified Diabetes Specialists offers education on diabetes risk factors using a variety of teaching methods, including culturally sensitive educational materials, brochures and videotapes, to help patients manage their disease. Instruction is in English and educational materials are available in the languages most commonly spoken by our patients.
Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence
The Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence evaluates patients for Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County is the only public hospital in the world to be designated as a Center of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health for exploring neuroprotection, a form of therapy which aims to slow the progression of the disease.
Our goal is to help patients adjust their lives so that living with long-term effects of Parkinson’s disease is easier for everyone. To ensure consistent, ongoing care, patients are seen by the same physician at each clinic visit.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County has been designated by the State of New York as a specialized stroke center. All patients with suspected stroke are evaluated rapidly in the Emergency Department, and appropriate treatment is started immediately. We have a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, emergency physicians, nurses and physical therapists who are experienced in the treatment of stroke. This team approach reduces the risk of death and of permanent disability.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County has one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the entire five boroughs and some of the newest operating rooms and radiology facilities in the City.
According to the New York State Department of Health, we are “the linchpin of the trauma system in New York City.” A nationally known trauma radiologist, Dr. Salvator Sclafani, heads our Radiology Department. Our trauma/critical care surgeons are among the most skilled and experienced in the city.
Trauma services we typically perform include industrial and on-the-job accidents, domestic accidents, poisoning, and initial and resuscitative measures in burn care.