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Mar 1, 2017

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Brooklyn, NY

On February 23, the ribbon on NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital was officially cut, with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYP Brooklyn Methodist leadership, local officials and members of the community in attendance. In addition to the ceremonial ribbon cutting, the event featured a brief program of speeches.

“This Hospital has been a true leader for the entire borough,” said Laura Forese, M.D., chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. “For NewYork-Presbyterian to partner with this Hospital is a dream, and a dream comes true when people have vision and care about what they are doing.”

Richard Liebowitz, M.D., president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, said that he was optimistic about his new role and the future of the Hospital. “With the support of NYP, and the staff of this Hospital, we cannot help but succeed in fulfilling our mission.”

James W. Perkins, chairman of the Community Board of Trustees, and Michael G. Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., vice dean, professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and otolaryngologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, also delivered speeches at the event. Local elected officials in attendance included Assistant Speaker of the State Assembly Felix W. Ortiz, Assembly Member Robert Carroll and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon.

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1881, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn's Park Slope. It houses 591 licensed inpatient beds and provides services to over 42,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers specialized care in the following areas: advanced and minimally invasive surgery, advanced otolaryngology, asthma and lung disease, cancer care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, digestive and liver disorders, healthy aging, neurosciences, orthopedic medicine and surgery, vascular medicine and surgery and women's health. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.