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    The Brooklyn Hospital Center
    The Brooklyn Hospital Center
    121 Dekalb Street (just near BAM)
    Zip Code:
    718 250 8963
    Fort Greene

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 03-Apr-2020
    Subject:  Pediatric Emergency Rooms
    Comment:  Brooklyn Hospital Center has a separate pediatric emergency room. We took my 3 year old son in February and he ended up being admitted to the pediatric ICU for 5 days. Everyone there was amazing. The ER had a child life specialist who distracted him during tests and helped me juggle two kids until my husband arrived. The PICU staff was all amazing too. When we left, my son said, "This place was so fun."
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Oct-2019
    Subject:  ER's for kids
    Comment:  We just had to take our 2 1/2 year old daughter to the ER for a swallowed marble (was complaining of stomach pain) and had a good experience at Brooklyn Hospital.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Avoid going here if you can. Absolutely chaotic, nursing staff was uncommunicative, the rooms are gross, and while the OB/GYNs were fantastic during a very difficult and complicated labor, leading up to and after were some of the most unorganized, stressful moments of my life.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Not awesome, but fine. I appreciated that it was close by, but primarily went because the Beth Israel/Mt Sinai midwives, who I saw throughout my pregnancy, delivered there, and I really liked them. Birth was pretty solid, the midwives were great and nurses good too, but post-partum wasn't great: no lactation nurses or anything.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 01-Oct-2012
    Comment:  The Dental clinic at The Brooklyn Hospital Center is very cheap and accepts all insurance because it is a dental and oral surgery residents training program.Unlike a dental school, where students may treat you , these are all residents overseen by senior level attendings. It is a popular postgraduate training program because of the high volume , and in the past anyway, the greater number of head trauma cases in New York City. These guys also get extensive training in plastic surgery, so it is the ER I like to use for kids with facial lacerations and mouth trauma.My daughter had all of her wisdom teeth (she had 5!) removed there and we had a good experience. She needed general anaesthesia, and the anaesthesiology and recovery room were excellent. The head of the department, Dr. Harry Dym, is an expert on the use of newer imaging techniques that decrease radiation exposure (which is a big issue in pediatrics) and their xray equipment is state of the art. I also found that everyone in the department is well versed in the latest guidelines for avoiding unnecessary xrays and antibiotics.They are at 121 Dekalb Street, just near BAM, and the phone number is 718 250 8963. Like BAM, the Brooklyn Hospital Center is an august and venerable Fort Greene institution.June 2012