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Montefiore Medical Center is a teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, located in the Norwood section of the Bronx, New York City. It is named for Moses Montefiore and is one of the 50 largest employers in New York State.[1] In 2016, Montefiore Medical Center was ranked #7 of the 180 New York City metropolitan area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.[2]

Montefiore Medical Center
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Montefiore Medical Center is located in New York City
Montefiore Medical Center
Location in New York City
Location111 East 210th Street, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°52′49.35″N 73°52′44.67″W / 40.8803750°N 73.8790750°W / 40.8803750; -73.8790750Coordinates: 40°52′49.35″N 73°52′44.67″W / 40.8803750°N 73.8790750°W / 40.8803750; -73.8790750
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
ListsHospitals in New York
Other linksHospitals in The Bronx



Home for Chronic Invalids, Ca. 1890

Montefiore was founded by "leaders of New York’s Jewish community" as the Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids at Avenue A and East 84th Street in Manhattan, and accepted its first six patients on October 24, 1884,[3] Moses Montefiore's 100th birthday. In its early years, it housed mostly patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses.[4] After growing out of its original building, the hospital moved uptown to Broadway and West 138th Street in 1888.[4] It was renamed Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1901,[5] and moved again, to its current location in the Bronx and was renamed Montefiore Home and Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1913.[4] It was again renamed, as Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1920,[4] as Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center on October 11, 1964,[6] and as the Henry and Lucy Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in 1981 when it took over the daily operations of Einstein Hospital.[4]

Montefiore established the first Department of Social Medicine and the first home health care agency in the United States. In 2001, it established a pediatric hospital, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. The hospital made international headlines when a series of operations successfully separated the conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre of the Philippines. The Montefiore Headache Center, the oldest headache center in the world, was ranked number one among New York Best Hospitals in 2006 by New York Magazine. The Emergency Department is among the five busiest in the United States. Its hospitals provide more than 85,000 inpatient stays per year, including more than 7,000 births. In 2007, it was among over 530 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.[7] On September 9, 2015, Montefiore assumed operational and financial control of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from Yeshiva University.[8]

On July. 1, 2019, the hospital announced Dr. Steven Safyer will be stepping down as the CEO and retiring after an 11 year reign as leader of the medical center. He will continue to serve in the position until a successor is named.[9]

Medical discoveries and advancesEdit

Divisions and centersEdit

Main entrance to Montefiore Medical Center in Norwood, Bronx, NY
Henry and Lucy Moses Research Institute in Norwood, Bronx, NY
Wellness Center, Westchester Square
Greene Medical Arts Pavilion in Norwood, Bronx, NY
  • Moses division ("Montefiore hospital"): The 726-bed Moses Division is located in the Norwood section, and includes the 106-bed Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion, an outpatient care and diagnostic testing facility.
  • Jack D. Weiler Hospital ("Einstein Hospital"): The 431-bed Jack D. Weiler Hospital ("Einstein Hospital")[12][13] is also operated by Montefiore and is located about 4 miles away, adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Morris Park section.[14]
  • Montefiore Medical Park: Montefiore Medical Park, an ambulatory care facility that contains offices for outpatient visits, full-time clinical practices, and administrative offices for clinical departments, is a short distance away from Einstein.
  • Wakefield Division: In 2008, Montefiore acquired Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, a 360-bed hospital in the north Bronx that had been part of the Catholic health system, and which currently provides inpatient and outpatient primary and consultative care for communities of the Bronx. It was named the North Division of Montefiore, and then the Wakefield Division.
  • Montefiore Westchester Square: In March 2013, Montefiore acquired Westchester Square Medical Center, a community hospital that had operated under bankruptcy court protection for nearly seven years, renamed it Montefiore Westchester Square, closed the inpatient beds, and transformed it into a surgical center and free-standing emergency room.[1]

Both the Moses-Weiler and the Wakefield campuses have many types of residency and fellowship programs. Montefiore also runs 23 clinics throughout the Bronx and Westchester that comprise the Montefiore Medical Group [2].

Montefiore is also home to the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care [3], the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, [4], and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation [5]. Montefiore also runs a Residency Program in Social Medicine, one of the nation's oldest programs focused on preparing physicians to practice in underserved communities.


Montefiore is a primary clerkship site for third-year and fourth-year medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Einstein offers joint residency programs between Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center in child neurology, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic Surgery, rehabilitation medicine, urology, and vascular surgery, as well as other subspecialties.[citation needed]

Deaths of notable peopleEdit


Steven M. Safyer, M.D. has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore since 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Safyer had been at Montefiore for 25 years, as a medical resident, an attending physician, and then Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.[48]

See alsoEdit


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