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Maimonides Celebrates National Heart Month at Annual Flag-Raising Ceremony



Maimonides staffers wear red attire to support heart health and bring attention to the fight against cardiovascular disease

The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute recently recognized National Heart Month with a special celebration and flag-raising ceremony.

The program included welcoming remarks from Kenneth D. Gibbs, President & CEO; an overview of services and achievements from Dr. Jacob Shani, Chair of Cardiology; Dr. Greg Ribakove, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Dr. Robert Rhee, Chief of Vascular Surgery. Declan Doyle, Senior VP of Operations & Clinical Programs, gave closing remarks about excellence in cardiovascular care at Maimonides.

Following the program, Maimonides staffers gathered for a festive group photo to show off their red attire in support of heart health. The Heart Month flag was raised outside the hospital’s main entrance on Tenth Avenue.

The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute flag flies high outside the hospital’s main entrance in honor of National Heart Month.

The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute has a long-standing reputation for outstanding patient outcomes based on statewide and national accolades. According to the latest New York State Department of Health report, Maimonides heart valve surgeons have significantly low mortality rates — lower, in fact, than any hospital in Manhattan. This is the second year in a row the Maimonides cardiac surgery team was commended for excellent results.

To learn more about the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute, please call 718-283-8902, or visit

Maimonides Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. Our accomplished physicians are known for innovation and strengthening our teaching and research programs. With 711 beds, the Medical Center is dedicated to bringing patients the most advanced care available—anywhere. Maimonides continues to grow in response to evolving models of care that better serve patients and families, and is an affiliate of Northwell Health.

Edited by: JV Staff


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