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NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull Celebrates New Interventional Radiology Suite

Compared to traditional surgical techniques, these modern procedures provide reduced discomfort, quicker recovery periods, and shorter hospital stays

Jul 03, 2024

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull CEO Gregory Calliste, COO Dr. Lisa Scott-McKenzie, and the interventional radiology team (Credit: Samuel Rodriguez)

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull today announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art interventional radiology suite marking a significant advancement in patient care and community health services. The ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted the hospital’s commitment to enhancing diagnostic and treatment capabilities through the use of cutting-edge technology and clinical excellence. Interventional Radiology plays a crucial role in modern healthcare by offering minimally invasive procedures that diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, including biopsies, catheterizations, and angiograms, performed using advanced imaging techniques to precisely target affected areas. With the newest imaging technology and highly skilled interventional radiologists, the new suite offers patients personalized care that is catered to their individual needs. Compared to traditional surgical techniques, these modern procedures provide reduced discomfort, quicker recovery periods, and shorter hospital stays.

“The opening of our interventional radiology suite represents a significant milestone in our mission to provide accessible, high-quality healthcare to the diverse communities we serve. This state-of-the-art unit will enable us to offer patients minimally invasive alternatives to traditional surgeries, reducing recovery times and improving outcomes. By investing in advanced technology and expertise, we are reaffirming our commitment to excellence in medical care and patient satisfaction,” said Gregory Calliste, Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

“We are thrilled to provide this beautiful new space for our talented radiology team to provide high-quality care in a state-of-the-art environment. This new suite allows for enhanced diagnostic capabilities as well as enhanced services close to home in the North Brooklyn community. Congratulations, team, on continuing to raise the bar,” said Dr. Lisa Scott-McKenzie, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

“Interventional radiology has changed the way we do many procedures, often allowing for a more minimally invasive and precise approach than what surgery can provide. We are so pleased to have a state-of-the-art IR suite and equipment to offer this important service to our patients,” said Dr. Ross MacDonald, Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

“Installing this state-of-the-art IR suite will enable us to provide advanced procedures and state-of-the-art care that outpatients need and deserve. We will be able to provide a slew of vascular procedures, such as angiograms, IR interventions for dialysis patients, Uterine artery embolizations, and a host of other advanced procedures that will greatly impact the well-being and care of our patients,” said Dr. Luis Fernandez, Chief of Radiology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

“Interventional radiology does two important things at once; it lets your doctor get direct access to the part of your body that needs treatment. It also makes you less likely to have risky side effects from treatment or surgery. The new suite enhances the space to care for the patient before and after the procedure, giving ‘patient care’ a new meaning,” said Irina Agrest, Associate Executive Director, Ancillary Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull remains dedicated to its commitment to delivering healthcare excellence in the North Brooklyn community and beyond with innovation and compassion. The interventional radiology suite represents a significant milestone in this mission, offering patients access to cutting-edge treatments and reinforcing its role as the hospital of choice for quality care in the North Brooklyn area.


MEDIA CONTACT: Julissa Herrera, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 718-963-8629


About NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull
NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, part of the NYC Health + Hospitals health care system, is the major tertiary care provider in the borough of Brooklyn. It is a premiere health care organization for key specialties, including surgery, cardiology, women’s health, pediatrics, rehabilitation medicine, renal services, and behavioral health services. Last year, the hospital received close to 300,000 ambulatory care visits and close to 100,000 emergency room visits. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/woodhull and stay connected on Facebook.

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation, serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.