NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health on Tuesday officially cut the ribbon at its new Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital. Clara Spera, granddaughter of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, joined Svetlana Lipyanskaya, CEO of NYC Health + Hospital/South Brooklyn Health, elected officials, community leaders and hospital staff to celebrate the opening of New York City’s first new public hospital since 1982. The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital will begin welcoming patients on Sunday, May 7.
According to a report on Monday in the New York Times, the new hospital was designed to be practically flood-proof as it was born out of a crisis. The facility that will serve South Brooklyn residents and others also promises to elevate the level of health care for hundreds of thousands of people, the NYT reported.
“The newest, state-of-the-art NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health public hospital is a much-needed and greatly anticipated addition to Southern Brooklyn’s healthcare landscape, said NYS Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton. “Especially as our communities continue recovering from the pandemic, this highly upgraded new space will be instrumental to delivering the level of care that our neighbors deserve, while simultaneously addressing critical matters of safety and resiliency.”