The Brooklyn Hospital Center is slated to receive a much-needed $9.2 million cash infusion to renovate its emergency department thanks to the efforts of New York’s federal elected officials.
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, alongside U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, visited the borough’s oldest hospital on Sunday morning to announce that the recently-passed federal spending bill included a whopping $9.2 million for the 177-year-old Fort Greene medical center. The money will be used to finish the ongoing expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.
“The Brooklyn Hospital Center serves the least, the lost and the left behind, the poor, the sick and the afflicted, and do a phenomenal job,” said Jeffries, who, it was noted later, was born at the hospital. “We’re so thankful for them and the healthcare heroes who are there for our community. I was proud to work with Senators Schumer and Gillibrand to deliver $9.2 million in federal funds for The Brooklyn Hospital Center for the Emergency Department Modernization Project to help them continue their vital work.”