Federal Gov. Supports Woodhull Hospital Renovation

U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez presents check to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. Also pictured: Ross MacDonald, MD (Woodhull Hospital chief medical officer); Community Advisory Board Chairperson (CAB) Rolando Guzman, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull COO Lisa Scott-McKenzie, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CNO Dr. Angela Edwards, Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) Member Elaine Manatu, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull Director of Community Affairs Jessica Arocho. Photo credit: Dan Wiley, Office of U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez

“Woodhull is the backbone of the North Brooklyn public healthcare system. That’s why I’ve worked throughout my time in office, particularly during the pandemic, to support Woodhull so they can continue to provide affordable, high-quality care to our community,” said US. Rep. Nydia Velázquez. “That’s why I fought to secure $2 million in funding for Woodhull in last year’s spending bill.”

On Monday, April 3, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez presented a check for $2M to Woodhull Mental and Medical Center and NYC Health + Hospitals.  This funding will be used to renovate hospital facilities and improve quality of care. It will provide for upgrades to various areas at the hospital, including modernizing the main kitchen food tray line, remodeling some of the behavioral health restrooms, upgrading the hospital’s security systems, and updating the nurse call systems. All projects are aimed at improving services and the patient care experience.

“Our continuous improvements in medical services and our infrastructure require additional financial resources, so we are very grateful for these funds that will help us to achieve our goals,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste.

“Our public hospital system is one of our city’s great treasures. Congresswoman Velázquez’s
$2 million investment in Woodhull Hospital in North Brooklyn will help ensure our facilities are able to provide the highest standard of care,” said Council Member Lincoln Restler.

Author: The Greenline

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