Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. It is a member facility of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public hospital system in the U.S. Today, with more than 627 beds, the hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one-room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, KCHC continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services, with more than 200 ambulatory care clinics, as well as specialty care in all fields of medicine. It has a modern Behavioral Health Center which opened in 2009 and provides comprehensive mental health services, adult and pediatric. KCHC operates a world-renowned Level 1 Trauma Center for adults, one of only three in the borough, which serves 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. It also operates the only Level 1 Trauma Center for Pediatrics in Brooklyn. It has a major outpatient facility, East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and is affiliated with the Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. nyc.gov/kchc
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