The Brooklyn Hospital Center Chooses TIAA-CREF to Manage Retirement Plan


Participants gain expanded investment options, access to TIAA-CREF financial education and advice

New York, NY, January 9 – The Brooklyn Hospital Center has chosen TIAA-CREF to manage the hospital’s retirement plan, giving employees access to an expanded menu of investment options, financial education and advice. 

TIAA-CREF, the not-for-profit retirement plan market leader, as part of the sole recordkeeping agreement will now manage the hospital’s 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan. The plan will feature a broad range of investment choices developed specifically for The Brooklyn Hospital Center employees.

“TIAA-CREF was the right partner for us because of their investment capabilities, track record of historical performance and low expense ratios1,” said John Lasky, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for The Brooklyn Hospital Center. “Their offering was the best for our retirement plan services.”

“We’re providing the education and personalized advice to help the employees of The Brooklyn Hospital Center manage their changing financial needs,” said Michael Noone, Managing Director of Institutional Relationships for TIAA-CREF.

Employees can now invest in mutual funds from TIAA-CREF as well as other providers. They will also have access to TIAA-CREF annuities, which can help provide guaranteed lifetime income in retirement.2 An interactive, customized website provides plan details and account information to plan participants. TIAA-CREF took over the plan in November.

“We’re leveraging our expertise in this market to help health care providers create a secure retirement for their employees,” said Kevin Nazworth, Vice President, health care market for TIAA-CREF.


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About The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed acute care teaching hospital, offering primary and specialized medical care, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services, cutting-edge technology, and specialized surgery to nearly 300,000 patients annually. Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s downtown revitalization district, TBHC is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and trains more than 250 physicians each year.

Media Contacts

Jeannine DeFoe, TIAA-CREF
212 913-3501

Catherine Derr, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
718 250-8325

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2Guaranteed lifetime income is subject to TIAA’s claims-paying ability.


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