Thanks to generous support from U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Nicole Malliotakis, NYU Langone Health is the proud recipient of a $2 million federal grant that will be used to purchase six new advanced life support, energy-efficient ambulances.
“We are grateful for this support from Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Congresswoman Malliotakis,” says Bret J. Rudy, MD, executive vice president and chief of hospital operations for NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. “These additional ambulances will help provide lifesaving care to our patients across Brooklyn as well as Staten Island.”
NYU Langone’s emergency medical service team provides high-quality pre-hospital care throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island, where we respond to approximately 80,000 911 calls and transport approximately 51,300 patients each year. This generous grant allows NYU Langone to replace older ambulances and ensure reliable vehicles are on the road to respond to emergencies. The transition to energy-efficient ambulances will also help decrease air pollution in the communities we serve.