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Kingsbrook Supports "Vital Brooklyn"

Kingsbrook Supports "Vital Brooklyn"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn initiative that will transform the Central Brooklyn region. The groundbreaking proposal will target and invest in eight integrated areas, establishing a national paradigm for addressing chronic disparities, like systemic violence and entrenched poverty in high-need communities.

The comprehensive plan will focus on increasing access to open spaces and healthy food, while transforming the healthcare system by increasing access and quality of health care services and preventive care. Vital Brooklyn will also create a stronger, more sustainable Central Brooklyn by prioritizing strategic investments in resiliency and affordable housing, as well as job creation, youth development, and community violence prevention.

In response, Dr. Linda Brady, President & CEO of Kingsbrook Health Care System shared these sentiments: “Governor Cuomo’s innovative multidimensional and integrated wellness initiative for Central Brooklyn is not only a model for New York State, it places him among the few forward thinking elected officials nationally. Over seventy percent of the factors that lead to better health and wellness are related to the social determinants of health such as safe affordable housing and environments, access to healthy and affordable foods, education that leads to good paying careers and jobs, safe and open spaces in which people can be physically active,” stated Dr. Brady. “He is addressing the root causes of the health disparities that plague our communities. Kingsbrook looks forward to working with the Governor’s office and our community to create a Medical Village on our campus and provide vital components of this wellness initiative. We appreciate and applaud Governor Cuomo’s vision and commitment to Central Brooklyn.”

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a 769-bed teaching Medical located in Central Brooklyn. Centers of Excellence Include: the Neurosciences Institutes providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care, Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry and the Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 466-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility, Rutland Nursing Home. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. For more information please visit