NYC healthcare facilities get $210M to add ASCs, expand and renovate — 5 insights

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, unveiled a $210 million initiative to help Brooklyn hospitals, healthcare centers and ambulatory care sites improve services, Patch reports.

Here are five insights:

1. The One Brooklyn Health initiative will allot $40 million to bringing ambulatory care locations to underserved neighborhoods. The bulk of the money — approximately $140 million — will go toward improving primary care facilities. The remaining $30 million will be devoted to opening and expanding 11 community health centers.

2. The Medical Village at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York City will add five ASCs, an imaging center and a center for patient support, rehab and palliative care.

The Medical Village at Brooklyn Developmental Center will get a new ASC and imaging center with two operating rooms, two endoscopy suites, an ultrasound unit, a mammography system and bone density scanner.

3. Other Brooklyn providers to undergo expansions or renovations include:

  • Bishop Walker Health Care Center
  • Pierre Toussaint Health Center
  • Old Bristol Women & Child Health
  • ODA Crown Heights
  • The Brownsville Multi-Service Center
  • Brightpoint Health Alpha School
  • The Bed-Stuy Family Health Center
  • Community Health Network
  • Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center

4. Gov. Cuomo unveiled the initiative at the beginning of July, as part of his $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn program to bring new services to Central Brooklyn.

5. In 2017, a nonprofit measured the likelihood patients would risk further injury in a hospital and found Brooklyn hospitals ranked among the nation's worst.

There are only 55 primary care physicians in Central Brooklyn for every 100,000 residents, and Central Brooklyn residents are more likely to visit the emergency room than other New York residents.

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