Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

52%

Patients that would definitely recommend

18% lower than the national average

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown is a medical facility located in Brooklyn, NY. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™, Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in gynecological surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

1 rating was better than expected

7 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

2022

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™

2022

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™

2022, 2021

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

2020, 2019

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

2021

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

2021

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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53%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

16% lower than the national average

52%

Would definitely recommend

18% lower than the national average

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%76%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%68%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%52%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%54%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%75%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%40%53%

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%54%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%58%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Jan 26 2022

Review for Dr. Kushnick

He takes his time to attend to his patients. This makes the wait for him pretty long but you wait because you know you're going to get an in depth attendance and leave with very valuable advice, that is personal to you, not just generally what is expected. He's an awesome doctor!

SD Jan 20 2022

Review for Dr. Staton

Solo Sonia Jan 13 2022

Review for Dr. Shukla

C.F-Kirby Jan 13 2022

Review for Dr. Asarian

Bennett Jan 06 2022

Review for Dr. Lempert

Location

Brooklyn Hospital Center Downtown

121 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn NY 11201

CallDirections

(718) 250-8000

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Contact Us

121 DeKalb Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Directions

(718) 250-8000