Jacobi Medical Center
Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) was founded in 1955 as the teaching hospital for the newly opened Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), and served as the first clinical site for Einstein students. With the medical school adjacent to Jacobi's campus, the two institutions have remained both academically and geographically linked for the past 50 years.
All JMC faculty have appointments at Einstein, and there is a dynamic exchange of personnel between the institutions. Einstein medical students participate in all of the clinical rotations at the Jacobi Medical Center, and the residents and faculty have use of the medical school facilities.
The Department of Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center has a proud academic tradition that includes such luminaries as Drs. Harry Gordon, Henry Barnett, Chester Edelmann Jr., Abraham Rudolph, Lewis Fraad, and Arnold Einhorn. The Department continues this tradition today with its commitment to patient care, education, and research.
Jacobi Medical Center is one of 11 acute care municipal hospital facilities operated by the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation. The campus, comprising 53 acres of park-like setting, is directly across the street from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and includes two clinical buildings: Jacobi Hospital and the Jacobi Ambulatory Care Pavilion. The medical center has 776 beds and provides training in more than 40 specialties and subspecialties.
Jacobi Hospital houses the inpatient services and features a completely new inpatient wing with a 33-bed general pediatric floor, 8-bed pediatric Intensive Care Unit, newborn nursery, and 28-bed level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Pediatric Emergency Department is designated a level I Pediatric Trauma Center, and is the busiest pediatric trauma center in New York City. Jacobi Medical Center is also a regional center for snake bites, burns, and hyperbaric medicine, with the only multiperson hyperbaric oxygen chamber in the New York City area.
The Jacobi Ambulatory Care Pavilion houses the Children's Health Center, which provides comprehensive outpatient pediatric care. Services include a general academic pediatric practice, an adolescent clinic, a special needs clinic (for children with chronic illnesses), and a full complement of subspecialty clinics. There are also specialized clinics for teenage mothers and their babies, children with asthma, HIV infected children and teenagers, neurodevelopmental assessment, behavioral management, and children with obesity. The Children's Health Center provides programs for parent education, as well as home visits to designated patients. Our outreach also includes a unique clinic for Albanians, which is staffed by faculty members who regularly travel to cooperative sites in Albania and Kosovo. The clinic is housed in a new four-story outpatient pavilion, which opened in 2008.
Jacobi Medical Center is a major center of research and many studies are ongoing at any particular time. Residents are active participants and have full support of the department to pursue their own research interests.