PARK SLOPE – When it opens in 2020, just two years from now, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s new, six-story, 400,000 square foot facility will be the largest ambulatory care center in Brooklyn.
The new center has been under construction since 2013, and the development has had its share of controversies, but today was a day for celebration.
The Center for Community Health, located on the corner of 8th Avenue and 6th Street will feature “12 operating rooms for same-day surgeries; a new special procedures suite with six rooms for endoscopy, bronchoscopy and pain management; a cancer center of excellence, including an ambulatory infusion (chemotherapy) center; and an expanded orthopedic institute,” the hospital says.
“Size is great, but that is not the way we are going to distinguish ourselves. We are going to be distinguished by providing the highest quality, and the way that quality will be provided,” Dr. Richard S. Liebowitz, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital said at his opening remarks. ” and how are we going to do that? We are going to follow in the footsteps of (..) the New York Presbyterian Weil Cornell Medical Center.”
“Our patients will experience a new level of care, delivered by our exceptional clinicians in a setting that utilizes cutting-edge technology and innovative design to create an effective, welcoming and wellness-focused environment. We are incredibly grateful to the many community partners whose shared focus on the health of our neighbors is making this important project possible. ”
Reverend John E. Carrington delivered the invocation.
“We want the people who live in this borough to feel that there is only one hospital to go to and that’s New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist”, Dr. Steven Corwin, President and CEO of New York-Presbyterian said, promising a facility and services as good as the ones uptown.
“Our goal in developing the Center for Community Health is to provide Brooklynites with convenient access to the finest, most innovative and patient-focused care available anywhere, so they can focus on their health and well-being with minimal disruption to their daily lives.”
“We are thrilled to join NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in bringing outstanding and convenient care to the people of Brooklyn,” said Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University. “Ambulatory medicine is evolving quickly, and the Center for Community Health will utilize new technologies and leverage the talents of our physician experts to treat health issues—from common to complex—that affect our communities.”
Services at the Center for Community Health will include:
- 12-room ambulatory surgery suite
- Six-room special procedures suite
- Cancer Center
- Women’s Health Center
- Pre-surgical testing
- Diagnostic services
- Outpatient radiology service
- Peri-operative clinical care
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has been providing outstanding medical care to the surrounding communities for over 135 years. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the 591-bed teaching hospital, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides specialized services in advanced and minimally invasive surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive and liver disorders, and cancer and cardiac care.
The Hospital’s Emergency Department provides separate areas for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a separate women-only area. More than 5,000 babies are delivered annually in the Hospital’s Department of Maternal Child Health. The Hospital houses Centers of Excellence for bariatric surgery and breast imaging, a cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and a New York State-designated stroke center.