As part of NYU Langone Health’s commitment to expand access to clinical services in Brooklyn, it has announced the opening of a new multispecialty ambulatory care center for adults in Cobble Hill.
The new practice, named NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill, will provide neighborhood-based primary and specialty care, bringing essential services directly to the borough. It also serves as the opening phase to the previously announced ambulatory facility NYU Langone plans to build at the site of the former Long Island College Hospital.
“This new practice serves as yet another bridge to NYU Langone’s high-quality, comprehensive care in Brooklyn, where many of our health system’s patients live and work,” says Andrew Rubin, vice president of clinical affairs and ambulatory care at NYU Langone.
In fact, more and more practices in NYU Langone’s rapidly expanding ambulatory network offer multiple specialties under one roof. For example, patients at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill can see specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology, five days a week. Diagnostic testing, including electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram are available on site.
Follow-up surgical procedures, if necessary, also can be performed in Brooklyn at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn or NYU Langone’s ambulatory surgery center in Midwood. More complex surgical cases can be performed at Tisch Hospital on NYU Langone’s main campus in Manhattan. To minimize moving between boroughs, pre- and postsurgical appointments will be conveniently scheduled at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill.
The new ambulatory care center also complements the services provided at nearby NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill, where NYU Langone currently operates a freestanding full-service emergency department.
No matter which location patients receive care, NYU Langone physicians can retrieve up-to-date medical records and test results via Epic, its electronic health record system. Patients also are able to manage appointments, communicate with physicians, and remotely refill prescriptions through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart at NYU Langone Health.
Brooklyn is home to approximately 25 percent of patients utilizing NYU Langone’s main hospital in Manhattan. To better meet the needs of these patients, NYU Langone now operates more than 40 ambulatory locations in Brooklyn—more than one-quarter of all of NYU Langone’s ambulatory sites across the region.
As NYU Langone’s ambulatory network continues to grow, NYU Langone continually seeks partnerships with local clinicians and borough-based practices. “All physicians at this new ambulatory care center have been recruited from the surrounding neighborhoods, so they are deeply invested in the community,” adds Rubin.
Deborah (DJ) Haffeman