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Our History

Caring for Brooklyn Since 1887

The story of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital goes back to the 1880s, when the Rev. James Monroe Buckley, having lost a dear friend in a tragic accident, persuaded the Methodist Church to build a hospital in Brooklyn.

To learn the full story behind NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, watch our video below or download a special 125th anniversary report to the community here.