NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Holds Beam-Signing Ceremony for New Center for Community Health

Opening in 2020, Brooklyn’s Largest Ambulatory Care Center will Offer World-Class Care for the Treatment of Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension and Other Innovative Outpatient Services

Jun 13, 2018

Brooklyn, NY

A person signing a beam

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital leadership, physicians and staff, joined by Brooklyn community leaders, today held a beam-signing ceremony to mark the installation of the final structural beam in the new Center for Community Health. Opening in 2020, the six-story, 400,000-square-foot facility will be the largest ambulatory care center in Brooklyn, providing world-class patient care and helping to meet the growing demand for the treatment of cancer, diabetes and hypertension, in addition to a range of other innovative outpatient services. This extraordinary care will be delivered by multispecialty clinical teams and world-class experts, including physicians from Weill Cornell Medicine, in a welcoming and convenient environment designed to promote well-being.

Thanks to innovations in medicine, surgeries and other procedures that typically required hospitalization are increasingly being performed on an outpatient basis, without compromising the quality of care. The Center for Community Health, located on the main NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital campus on Sixth Street in Park Slope, will feature 12 operating rooms for same-day surgeries; a new special procedures suite with six rooms for endoscopy, bronchoscopy and pain management; a cancer center of excellence, including an ambulatory infusion (chemotherapy) center; and an expanded orthopedic institute. Thoughtfully designed clinical suites, patient-friendly public spaces and state-of-the-art treatment rooms will provide a new kind of patient experience in Brooklyn, with reduced wait times and comprehensive support for families.

“The Center for Community Health represents our commitment to delivering the highest quality, most comprehensive ambulatory care to the Brooklyn communities we serve,” said Dr. Richard S. Liebowitz, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “Our patients will experience a new level of care, delivered by our exceptional clinicians in a setting that utilizes cutting-edge technology and innovative design to create an effective, welcoming and wellness-focused environment. We are incredibly grateful to the many community partners whose shared focus on the health of our neighbors is making this important project possible. ”

“Our goal in developing the Center for Community Health is to provide Brooklynites with convenient access to the finest, most innovative and patient-focused care available anywhere, so they can focus on their health and well-being with minimal disruption to their daily lives,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “For our Brooklyn patients and their families, the best available care is now only blocks away.”

“We are thrilled to join NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in bringing outstanding and convenient care to the people of Brooklyn,” said Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University. “Ambulatory medicine is evolving quickly, and the Center for Community Health will utilize new technologies and leverage the talents of our physician experts to treat health issues—from common to complex—that affect our communities.”

Services at the Center for Community Health will include:

  • 12-room ambulatory surgery suite
  • Six-room special procedures suite
  • Cardiology
  • Cancer Center
  • Women’s Health Center
  • Orthopedics
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging
  • Pre-surgical testing
  • Diagnostic services
  • Outpatient radiology service
  • Perioperative clinical care

Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine — faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has been providing outstanding medical care to the surrounding communities for over 135 years.  Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the 591-bed teaching hospital, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides specialized services in advanced and minimally invasive surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive and liver disorders, and cancer and cardiac care.  The Hospital’s Emergency Department provides separate areas for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a separate women-only area.  More than 5,000 babies are delivered annually in the Hospital’s Department of Maternal Child Health. The Hospital houses Centers of Excellence for bariatric surgery and breast imaging, a cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and a New York State-designated stroke center.  NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.  For more information or to find a physician, please call 718-499-2273 or visit

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