Kamronbek Aslamov was born May 8 and landed in the arms of his loving Midwood parents — and the birth also marks the first child to arrive at South Brooklyn Health’s brand-new Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital.
A smiling Aslamov became Brooklyn’s newest resident on Monday at 11:13 a.m., when his mother gave birth at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health, which officially opened their historic hospital building one day earlier.
Dr. Maggie Tetrokalashvili, the chair of OB/GYN at South Brooklyn Health, said the bundle of joy is a sign of excellent care the maternity department can, and will, provide at the new hospital.
South Brooklyn Health OB/GYN chair Dr. Maggie Tetrokalashvili congratulated the baby’s parents, Parvina Makhmudova and Ashraf Islamov, and said the bundle of joy is a sign of excellent care the maternity department will provide at the new hospital.
“Congratulations to the new parents and to the team of doctors, nurses and other health care workers who provided the exceptional care to successfully welcome baby Kamronbek into the world,” Tetrokalashvili said in a statement. “This joyous occasion represents a new beginning and our commitment to deliver outstanding health care services to the families of South Brooklyn.”
According to a spokesperson with the medical center, South Brooklyn Health (the campus where the hospital lives, and which was renamed from the previous ‘Coney Island Hospital’) believes an intimate, personal birthing experience is a right, not a privilege — and they will be guided by that belief in the city’s first new hospital to open in 40 years.
South Brooklyn Health, the campus where the hospital lives, and which was renamed from the previous ‘Coney Island Hospital,’ is the first new public hospital to open in New York City in 40 years.
The 11-story hospital building on the renovated campus is named for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a native of southern Brooklyn.
Staff at the medical center believe an intimate, personal birthing experience is a right, not a privilege — and Aslamov’s birth was the first example of that mantra.
“We are honored to have played a part in this beautiful moment for the Islamov family,” Tetrokalashvili said.
Their maternity ward features board-certified physicians, midwives and a comprehensive outpatient services including genetic testing and counseling, fetal testing and support for high-risk pregnancies. The Mother Baby Unit also offers private rooms for new parents and babies to bond in.
The public hospital has been deemed “Baby-Friendly” by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).