Governor Cuomo offers Transforming Central Brooklyn, which includes upgrades to three Brooklyn-area hospitals and a "32-site ambulatory care network that will include partnerships with existing community-based providers."
What can we learn from @NYGovCuomo's #VitalBrooklyn & @NorthwellHealth plan to integrate Brooklyn healthcare? Investigating why Brooklyn upgrades 3 hospitals, as @CityofUtica is told to walk away from 3 hospitals... https://t.co/7Vnaqc4pla pic.twitter.com/BrDnz8Q0xy— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) December 16, 2018
In "phase two" of the $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative, there is "$664 million in funding to create a sustainable healthcare system." Our group, #NoHospitalDowntown is talking about Vital Brooklyn's Hospitals.
December 14, 2018 - This comprehensive article, A Closer Look at ‘Vital Brooklyn,’ Cuomo’s Plan for ‘One of the Greatest Areas of Need in the Entire State’, seems to clearly makes one wonder why Utica is building a new hospital. Our leaders say Utica's hospitals are old, yet Brooklyn is repairing and upgrading equally old facilities.
While Cuomo's Vital Brooklyn, upgrades hospital they are also correctly taking healthcare into each neighborhood with a 32-site ambulatory care site. Utica should do the same, bring primary and urgent care to downtown, not a huge out-of-scale hospital.
This report states, "$700 million, allocated in 2015, for a new health care system that aims to restructure and revive three of Brooklyn's struggling hospitals... funding will go to One Brooklyn Health System (OBHS), a newly formed operator that will combine the management of three previously separate Central Brooklyn hospitals."
Below we look at the hospitals and 32-site ambulatory care model Brooklyn is embarking on.
Brooklyn, NY - Hospital website, and map it at 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn. Laid out over three city blocks, the complex of buildings consists of 11.6 acres, with the earliest built in 1921. On Facebook at BUHMC and Twitter at @brookdalebk.
Brooklyn, NY - Hospital website, and map it at 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn. On Facebook at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Twitter @KingsbrookBKLYN. Spread across a 3/4 mile stretch, the hospital is also nearby: NYC Health & Hospitals' Kings County Hospital and Kings County Medical Clinic.
January 26, 2018 - The winner is... One Brooklyn Health wins $664M to develop 32-site ambulatory network.
Per Governor Cuomo, "Consistent with the recommendations in Northwell Health's "The Brooklyn Study: Reshaping the Future of Healthcare," Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center have partnered together to create One Brooklyn Health, which will serve as an integrated, central health care delivery system in Central Brooklyn."
Story reports, "CEO LaRay Brown takes helm of ambitious new health system"... One Brooklyn to deploy $664M to transform safety-net hospitals.
Under the Vital Brooklyn initiative, One Brooklyn Health will develop 12 sites at flagship locations throughout central Brooklyn, locations included are discussed in article titled Cuomo Brings 32-Site Ambulatory Care Network To Central Brooklyn.
March 9, 2017 - VitalBrooklyn Health to have eight integrated areas of investment...
Vital Brooklyn will break down barriers of health and wellbeing through eight integrated areas of investment.https://t.co/FW9sgZktW4— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 9, 2017
How do they compare to Oneida County's health and hospital plans? Where is Utica's focus on preventive care and wellness, the projects and investments? Certainly another expensive parking garage, which citizens can't afford to maintain is not it!
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