New York-Presbyterian opened the borough’s largest ambulatory care facility at its Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Park Slope on March 15, bringing outpatient care from diagnosis to treatment to millions of Brooklynites.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for high-quality care close to home, and we are so pleased to expand access to our care and open this incredible resource for Brooklyn, helping residents spend less time in the hospital and more time living their lives,” said Dr. Steven Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian.
The Center for Community Health will be the borough’s first major outpatient care facility built in 40 years. At six stories, the facility will include 12 operating rooms for ambulatory surgery, six procedure rooms, diagnostic imaging services, a pre-anesthesia evaluation center, prep and recovery for ambulatory surgery, an ambulatory infusion center with dedicated pharmacy and lab, and a clinical trials office.
A team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine with backgrounds in various disciplines will evaluate each patient holistically — no matter what condition they’re coming in for.
“The Center for Community Health epitomizes Weill Cornell Medicine’s enduring dedication to providing exemplary and compassionate care to our patients,” said Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. “The center offers patients a convenient single destination for all of their medical needs, a beacon for maintaining good health and well-being.”
Patients will be greeted in the facility’s lobby by hospital service representatives before being given a personalized “smartband” that provides the patient access to the building. A private prep and recovery room will be assigned to each patient at their visit and will serve as a home-base throughout their visit.
The 400,000 square-foot facility was designed with patients’ convenience and pleasure in mind, hospital reps said, inviting natural light and skyline vibes to create a soothing environment. The space also encourages social-distancing and will display artwork throughout.
“New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is committed to improving the health and well-being of the Brooklyn community, and the new Center for Community Health will provide seamless access to high-quality, innovative care, all in one convenient location,” said Robert Guimento, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.