This past year marked the retirement of a long-time employee and friend of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). On July 1, 1967 , Arthur Blutstein began a career that spanned 38 years. He started his career at the Caledonian Hospital and moved to The Brooklyn Hospital after the merger of the two institutions in 1983. Mr. Blutstein married his wife, Judy, 26 years ago, presently the Perinatal Nurse Coordinator for Dr. Cabbad. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Tamara, Jessica and Melissa, all of whom were born at Caledonian or The Brooklyn Hospital.
As Arthur continued his career at TBHC, he completed his Masters in Health Care Administration from C.W. Post, Long Island University (1974). Mr. Blutstein retired as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Corporate Compliance Officer. When asked what highlight in his career he cherished the most, Mr. Blutstein explained that it was the honorary doctorate he received from the Chairmen of the Departments of the Medical Staff. He was also proud of the merger between The Brooklyn Hospital Center & Caledonian, as he feels it was one of the most effective mergers in the city of New York .
Overall, Mr. Blutstein truly enjoyed his work within The Brooklyn Hospital Center and The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. He will always warmly remember when fellow employees organized an engagement party for him and Judy in 1978, describing the family-like nature of TBHC's staff as the "heart and soul of the hospital." We will truly miss Arthur Blutstein and wish him many enjoyable years ahead.