Cumberland Hospital (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Cumberland Hospital[1][2] was a 366-bed municipal hospital located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Cumberland Hospital
LocationFort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Coordinates40°41′47″N 73°58′28″W / 40.69634290702651°N 73.97441511817868°W / 40.69634290702651; -73.97441511817868
ListsHospitals in New York State
Other linksList of hospitals in Brooklyn



They opened as Brooklyn Homeopathic Hospital at 109 Cumberland Street on February 13, 1873,[3] and was rebuilt in 1918. The new facility was renamed Cumberland Hospital in 1922. Later locations for Cumberland include 35 (1953)[1] and then 39 (1962) Auburn Place.[2] Subsequent to closing as a hospital on August 24, 1983, it became an outpatient clinic called Neighborhood Family Care Center.[4] The day after their 1983 closing the city began a free shuttle bus service from Cumberland to Woodhull Hospital, then-described as "one of the most modern and expensive hospitals in the world."[4] They have since renamed it to the Cumberland Diagnostic Treatment Center, located at 100 North Portland Avenue, serving as one of the clinics that are part of Brooklyn Hospital Center, with which they already had an affiliation.[2][5]

In 1916, Cornelia Chase Brant became one of the first women to be appointed to the staff of a public hospital in New York City when she assumed a position at Cumberland.[6]

Notable births



  1. ^ a b "MAYOR DEDICATES OUT-PATIENT UNIT; Cumberland Hospital's New $1,082,000 Building Will Provide Many Services". New York Times. September 10, 1953.
  2. ^ a b c Emanuel Perlmutter (January 16, 1972). "Legislators Laud Cumberland Hospital". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Opening of the Brooklyn Homeopathic Hospital". New York Times. February 14, 1873.
  4. ^ a b Ronald Sullivan (August 11, 1983). "A City Hospital in Fort Greene will be closed". New York Times.
  5. ^ Robert Fowler Burgin (1964). An historical account of the affiliation between the Brooklyn Hospital and Cumberland Hospital : submitted to the Program in Hospital Administration ... in partial fulfillment ... for the degree of Master of Hospital Administration. OCLC 68792707.
  6. ^ "Cornelia Brant, a physician, dies", New York Times, p. 36, March 10, 1959
  7. ^ Morrissey, Rick (September 10, 2009). "Chapter 1: Brooklyn". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  8. ^ "Tyson, Michael Gerard ("Mike"; "Iron Mike")". Retrieved February 22, 2022.