Packing on the accolades: Maimonides receives ‘center of excellence’ designation - Brooklyn Paper

Packing on the accolades: Maimonides receives ‘center of excellence’ designation

Weight away!: Dr. Danny Sherwinter, right, speaks with a patient at Maimonides Medical Center.

Borough Park

Maimonides Medical Center has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

The healing center received the accolades and accreditation as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons.

The designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

“This Center of Excellence designation is more than just an accolade for our Bariatric Surgery Program. It’s an important accreditation that reflects our commitment to accommodating the needs of each and every one of our patients,” said Dr. Patrick Borgen, chairman of Surgery at Maimonides.

To earn the prestigious accreditation and Center of Excellence designation, Maimonides underwent a rigorous process.

“We begin by learning the entire health profiles of our patients, in partnership with their referring physicians,” explained Dr. Danny Sherwinter, director of Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery. “And then our entire team works with each patient to determine the approach that offers the best opportunity for successful weight loss and continued health.”

“We don’t abandon our patients after surgery,” added Dr. Sherwinter. “We are committed to the long-term success of every patient and provide follow-up support and care to ensure the best possible outcomes.”

Maimonides Medical Center [4802 10th Ave. at 49th Street in Borough Park, (718) 283–6000].


Clean up

Thanks are sent to Forest City New York for joining together with the Prospect Park Alliance to rejuvenate Prospect Park’s Children’s Corner.

Forest employees, for their annual Community Day, helped Prospect Park Alliance give a face lift to the Park’s Children’s Corner, an area on the east side of the park that hosts the Prospect Park Carousel, zoo, and Lefferts Historic House, and serves as a popular community gathering space for Brooklyn’s children and families.

“As a Brooklyn-based company, it is our pleasure to support the park on its 150th anniversary,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and chief executive officer of Forest City. “Prospect Park is integral to the borough, and we strive to highlight our projects’ connectivity to the park as much as possible.”

“We are so thrilled to have Forest City New York and its employees take part in restoring the park as part of its Community Day,” said Sue Donoghue, president of the Prospect Park Alliance.

Forest City New York [1 MetroTech Center at Myrtle Avenue in Downtown, (718) 923–8400].

Carroll Gardens

Rozelles all around

Cheers to the MS 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation for being honored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities with its Rozelle Founders Award.

The award, founded in 2000, recognizes schools that are successful in addressing the learning and social/emotional needs of all students, including those with learning and attention issues.

“We are honored to be presented with the Rozelle Founders Award, and are dedicated to empowering all of our students to be 21st-century critical thinkers, problem solvers, and thoughtful citizens,” said MS 442 principal Noreen Mills.

“MS 442 is an outstanding example of how schools can use evidence-based approaches to address students’ learning and attention needs in positive ways,” said Mimi Corcoran, president and chief executive officer of the Center.

MS 442, Carroll Gardens School for Innovation [317 Hoyt St. at Union Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 222–6420].

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