Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso announced Monday that his office has allocated $1.1 million to Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health to support vital hospital infrastructure.
The funding, which comes from the borough president’s fiscal year 2024 capital funding budget will support new ophthalmology equipment at Gotham Health, East New York as well as replace some outdated ultrasound machinery at Gotham Health, Cumberland and Williamsburg.
The announcement, which took place at Health + Hospital’s Gotham Health, Cumberland medical center on Jan. 8 was particularly poignant for the borough president as he was born at the hospital.
“This place is near and dear to my heart and to come back 40 years later in a giving way really means a lot,” said Reynoso. “It’s essential for our borough, providing healthcare that is high quality and preventative that strives to chip away at decades of inequities in the health system.”
The borough president also made it clear that this investment in the community was only the beginning of what his office intends to do to improve healthcare in Brooklyn.
“It really is just the tip of the iceberg,” Reynoso continued. “We really want to make meaningful change in the health industry in Brooklyn and Gotham Health has to be at the center of that.”
Gotham Health Centers CEO Michelle Lewis thanked Reynoso for his office’s significant contribution, saying the support was the start of a collaborative effort to improve medical care within Brooklyn.
“This significant investment in our Gotham Health Centers facilities signifies a joint commitment to making high-quality affordable healthcare accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status,” said Lewis. “This funding revitalizes our infrastructure and equips us with advanced imaging technologies. The contribution represents hope, dedication and a shared vision of a community where exceptional healthcare is universal.”
Additional reporting by Paul Frangipane.