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August 14, 2023

Bronx, NY – Montefiore Wakefield Hospital celebrated 15 years of serving the community this past Saturday, August 12, with a ceremony, community health fair, and back-to-school giveaway. During the event, State and City Officials recognized the hospital with proclamations for outstanding work and the staff’s enduring service. Maureen Scanlan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nurse executive, Montefiore Einstein, and Joan O'Brien, MSN, RN, NE-BC, assistant vice president of nursing, Wakefield, were also honored for their dedication to the Bronx community.

Approximately 15 years ago, Montefiore Health System acquired the former Our Lady of Mercy, a community hospital. Since then, Montefiore Wakefield Hospital, which represents the North Division of Montefiore, has been transformed into a vibrant member of Montefiore’s academic medical center. Nearly 3,000 jobs have been saved, and today Montefiore employs more than 2,000 associates at this campus, providing top-quality care.

“Wakefield Campus celebrates 15 years serving our community and embracing hope,” said Regginald Jordan, vice president for clinical services, who oversees Montefiore Wakefield. “Together, we created a legacy of delivering the best quality healthcare, which touches and transforms lives. Here’s to the past, present, and a future filled with providing compassionate, world-class care to our patients and their families.”

In its 15-year history, Montefiore Wakefield Hospital has expanded its reach and impact by adding and enhancing services ranging from urology, neurology, and outpatient psychiatry to orthopedics. Its outstanding orthopedics care resulted in the Joint Commission’s “Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement,” the only certification offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for hip and knee replacement surgeries.

In 2022, Montefiore Wakefield treated more than 15,000 individuals in its hospital, delivered more than 1,200 babies, and cared for more than 50,000 people in its Emergency Department. This same year, Montefiore Wakefield Hospital earned the prestigious Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence and high-quality patient care, the first and only hospital in the Bronx to earn this designation.

It has been named a Baby-Friendly birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which acknowledges the outstanding quality of breastfeeding and patient care outcomes.




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Montefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems. It is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester, and the Hudson Valley. It comprises ten hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and over two hundred outpatient ambulatory care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or view us on Facebook and YouTube.