For Immediate Release
December 9, 2020
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*** Photo and Video from Groundbreaking Event Available for Media Use***
Maimonides expands comprehensive pediatric care center with $141 million bond secured through partnership with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
BROOKLYN, NY (December 9, 2020) –Maimonides Medical Center today broke ground on what will become Brooklyn’s first standalone pediatric emergency room, expanding the hospital’s pediatric care offerings.
This new dedicated pediatric facility will help to enhance outcomes for Brooklyn’s young population in need of emergency medical care. When completed, the space will offer 24 new treatment positions, one Radiographic X-Ray Room, dedicated ambulance and walk-in entrances and continued connectivity to the existing Emergency Department. Construction of the pediatric ER will be financed by the $141 million bond Maimonides secured through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“This expansion will provide our incredibly talented medical team with a dedicated space to care for our youngest patients,” said Ken Gibbs, CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “Maimonides is home to Brooklyn onlycomprehensive Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Trauma Center, and we’re now going to be the site of Brooklyn’s only standalone pediatric emergency room. Today’s exciting groundbreaking exemplifies our deep commitment to deliver the best possible care to our young patients.”
The Pediatric Emergency Room will be located on the first floor of the Maimonides Eisenstadt Administration Building, located at 4802 Tenth Avenue. The expansion is designed to enrich the patient and family experience and increase the capacity to serve the thousands of Brooklyn residents who come through the hospital’s doors. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
“Now, more than ever, Brooklynites need safe and effective access to top-flight healthcare and that is exactly what Maimonides is delivering,” said John Marshall, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides. “This extraordinary groundbreaking will help to ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional medical care, as we continue to expand to meet the needs of the Brooklyn community.”
“Brooklyn is home to nearly 600,000 children – more than any other borough,” said Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President. “Finally, Brooklynites will have our own dedicated emergency room to improve health outcomes for Brooklyn’s children.”
Photos and videos from the groundbreaking ceremony can be found here:https://sunshinesachs.egnyte.com/fl/vF0Gy204Bx