Despite the challenges facing safety-net hospitals in Brooklyn, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn has proven to be a quality-driven financial success since the former Lutheran Medical Center first affiliated with NYU Langone in 2015. Now, there are plans to expand with a new $650 million patient room tower in Sunset Park.
Andrew W. Brotman, MD, executive vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, chief clinical officer, of NYU Langone Health, and Bret J. Rudy, MD, senior vice president and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, tell The Wall Street Journal the hospital is financially stable, even with $70 million more in expenses annually. Growth has included recruiting top-tier surgeons, overhauling the mother–baby and neurology areas, updating operating suites, and a 7 percent increase in patient volume.
Growth has also included the all-new Perlmutter Cancer Center—Sunset Park, which has doubled the capacity for cancer care previously offered at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. At this free-standing facility next to the hospital, a team of experts, including radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other specialists, works together so people can see a doctor and receive care on the same day—all in one convenient location. Center specialists provide radiation therapy and infusion treatments, including chemotherapy, for all types of cancer and blood disorders.
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