Interfaith Medical Center is a multi-site community teaching health care system which provides a wide range of medical, surgical, gynecological, dental, psychiatric, and pediatric and other services throughout Central Brooklyn, New York. The institution operates a modernized 287 bed hospital facility along with a network of ambulatory care clinics stretching across the Central Brooklyn communities of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Each year Interfaith Medical Center serves over 250,000 patients, representing every racial, ethnic and national origin group in Central Brooklyn with the majority of people being Caribbean-Americans and African-Americans. Interfaith, its major creditors and officials from the state health department and the Dormitory Authority of New York State have spent the past few weeks hammering out a deal to save the hospital and preserve jobs. After a court-ordered mediation, the new plan is seen as the best chance for saving the hospital in some form, perhaps as a downsized facility that is part of a broader health care network. Specifically, the plan envisions reorganizing Interfaiths business by designing programs "to manage or divest assets, improve operations, reduce costs, and restructure." The restructuring plan, which was filed with the bankruptcy court on Friday, hints that Interfaith, based in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, will try to tap money from the states $8 billion Medicaid waiver. Although the waivers approval is still being negotiated with the federal government, the bulk of the money in the waiver is set aside for an initiative meant to cut hospital admissions and use of the emergency room. It is formally known as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Interfaith said in the filing that it would reform its operations to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, better coordinate patient care and help patients transfer from a hospital to an outpatient setting. The hospital also hinted at its intention to partner, probably with other Brooklyn hospitals and doctors. Its goal is to develop a medical system that coordinates medical care with mental health and social services. The hospital would also cut down on avoidable use of the emergency room by expanding primary care and support services.
The following is the list of scholars from Interfaith Medical Center who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Interfaith Medical Center that are published in OMICS International journals.