Cumberland Diagnostic and Treatment Center today introduced their newly renovated space to expand primary care services to the communities of North Brooklyn. The new space consists of an upgraded Dental Clinic and enhanced Adult Medicine service.
The renovations include installation of state-of-the-art dental and medical equipment, new patient reception and nursing areas, and new exam rooms. The suites have been remodeled to offer a more comfortable and friendly environment to enhance the delivery of patient care.
“Our patients are very important to us and these new renovations and amenities will increase Cumberland’s ability to meet the growing healthcare needs of the neighborhoods we serve,” said George M. Proctor, Senior Vice President of the North Brooklyn Health Network. “This new space will enable Cumberland to implement a Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of Care where members of the medical team come to the patient, and provide more coordinated and efficient delivery of care.”
The enhancements include advanced medical equipment, renovated patient registration and reception areas for patient privacy, patient seating that is specially developed for older adults and patients with limited mobility, additional patient care space, dedicated space for education and counseling for chronic disease issues, and new clinical work stations for nurses.
The renovations were made possible through a HEAL (Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers) grant of approximately $1 million from the New York State Department of Health, and funding assistance from the Cumberland Auxiliary.
Woodhull Medical Center is a 411-bed acute care hospital in Brooklyn, serving the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Woodhull offers culturally competent, sensitive care, and translation services in multiple languages. It serves as the anchor for the North Brooklyn Healthcare Network, encompassing 16 community-based health centers, and is a member of The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country. Woodhull also is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychhc.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.