Maimonides Medical Center is embarking on a sprawling new expansion to bring a slew of state-of-the-art upgrades to their Borough Park facility — including opening the borough’s first standalone pediatric emergency room.
“As Brooklyn’s largest and most advanced tertiary care provider, Maimonides takes seriously our responsibility to keep pace with and exceed the latest standards for excellence in the delivery of care,” said Kenneth D. Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, in a statement. “Combined, these projects will substantially enrich the patient and family experience and ensure that Maimonides remains at the forefront of medical care.”
The new children’s facility — which will assume the ground floor of the Administration Building on Tenth Avenue — will provide dedicated specialists to care for sick or injured young Brooklynites, and provide parents with more space as they accompany their kids to the hospital.
Other improvements to Brooklyn’s largest hospital include an additional 150 percent expansion to the existing emergency department on Fort Hamilton Parkway, expanding the neonatal intensive care unit, relocating the cardiac catheterization laboratory to a larger space, and structural enhancements to the cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
“It’s essential that our facilities match the well-established expertise of our doctors. All of our patients and their loved ones will benefit from the enhanced experience across each care setting.” Gibbs said.
The expansion is projected to begin in the fall and continue into 2023. The project’s start coincides with the opening of a new seven-story Maimonides Doctors Pavilion on the western end of the Ninth Avenue campus — where patients will see their Maimonides’ physicians for appointments.
The hospital secured a $141-million bond to fund the capital project at a low-interest rate through a partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York — which Gibbs said will result in millions of dollars saved throughout the life of the loan.
“It’s exciting to see the medical center investing in the future of healthcare in Brooklyn,” said Gibbs. “By working with HUD and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, we have been able to secure a very low interest rate so that we can invest more resources into patient care and provide our medical professionals with the latest tools and the most advanced spaces from which to work. We look forward to welcoming our patients and their families into our thoroughly modern facilities in the months and years to come.”