BROADWAY TRIANGLE – NYC Health + Hospitals Woodhull is getting a much-needed infusion of capital funds thanks to the Speaker Corey Johnson and Council members Mark Treyger, Antonio Reynoso and Carlina Rivera.
When the Health + Hospitals Woodhull opened in 1982, its emergency room was built to serve 65,000 people. These days its ER serves almost double that number – 110,000 patients.
The $5,000,000 expansion will allow adding 5,000 square feet of space at the ER – 16 additional exam rooms, a new and improved state of the art nurse’s station, a new isolation room and a “transition hub”, where patients who are being discharged from the emergency department are linked to a primary care or specialty service follow up visit.
“This expansion will help us better serve those who entrust us with their care at some of life’s most difficult moments and give us the opportunity to connect them to the primary care services they need to stay healthy and out of the ED,” said Gregory Calliste, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO.
The hospital is meets at the intersection of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Bedford Stuyvesant, earning the title “The Holy Trinity,” according to Reynoso.
The Bushwick councilmen said his child was delivered at the Northern Brooklyn hospital and vowed to assist Woodhull to become the premier public hospital in the entire city of New York.
Reynoso said he recalled getting stitches in the emergency room a little too close to another patient.
Treyger came from Souther Brooklyn for the big event.
“New Yorkers depend on our public hospital system, and I am proud that we are making progress in strengthening this critical social safety net,” said Council Member Mark Treyger who co-chairs the council’s Brooklyn Delegation with Reynoso.
Additional reporting by Liena Zagare