NYU Langone Medical Center Unveils New NYU Langone Cobble Hill Emergency Department
NYU Langone Medical Center announced today that it opened NYU Langone-Cobble Hill, a free-standing emergency department (ED) at the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn that is open 24 hours, seven days a week. NYU Langone-Cobble Hill is located at 83 Amity Street Brooklyn, NY 11201.
“We are pleased to serve as a major emergency services provider in southwest Brooklyn and are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to the residents of Cobble Hill,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center.
The refurbished interim location is staffed by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and support personnel. It also features high-definition telemedicine capabilities, enabling NYU Langone’s Manhattan-based experts in orthopaedics, cardiology, and plastic surgery to consult on cases and further extend the highest quality specialty care to the residents and workers in the neighboring Brooklyn communities.
If inpatient admission is required, two on-site ambulances are available to transfer patients to one of several receiving hospitals in Brooklyn, including NYU Langone’s affiliate Lutheran Medical Center, a level one trauma center. If a patient requires clinical services not offered by one of NYU Langone’s Brooklyn affiliates, the patient would be brought to Tisch Hospital or the Hospital for Joint Diseases. NYU Langone is currently working with the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Fire Department to arrange for NYU Langone-Cobble Hill to receive ambulances via 911 calls. Through high-definition telemedicine capabilities, NYU Langone’s experts in various specialties can provide consultations.
The Medical Center plans to bring a wide range of ambulatory services to Cobble Hill and its neighboring communities. A four-story, 125,000-square-foot outpatient facility in Cobble Hill, owned and operated by NYU Langone, is scheduled for completion by early 2018. Once fully operational, it will be staffed by more than 400 clinicians and support personnel, including some 70 physicians. In addition to including a permanent, free-standing emergency department (NYU Langone-Cobble Hill), the facility will include a surgical suite for outpatient procedures; a broad spectrum of primary and specialty care practices; a full-service satellite of NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, including an infusion center and a clinical pharmacy; an on-site clinical laboratory and pathology team; and comprehensive imaging services.
To promote health and wellness, NYU Langone-Cobble Hill will be offering free flu shots on Saturday, November 22, between 10am – 6pm, and on Sunday, November 23, between 10 am and 2pm. Individuals should enter the Emergency Department on Amity Street between Hicks and Henry Streets Brooklyn, NY 11201.