Beth Israel Medical Center Renames Brooklyn Division ‘Beth Israel Brooklyn’
MIDWOOD — Beth Israel Medical Center announced yesterday that it plans to change the name of its Brooklyn hospital division to “Beth Israel Brooklyn” — a reflection of the 212-bed community hospital’s increasingly important role in the scope of services provided by Beth Israel in the metropolitan region.
The hospital, located at 3201 Kings Highway in Midwood, had been known as “Beth Israel-Kings Highway Division” since Beth Israel purchased the hospital from its previous owners in 1995. Previously, it was known as Kings Highway Hospital.
“The name ‘Beth Israel Brooklyn’ more accurately reflects the strong presence and reputation Beth Israel and our outstanding affiliated physicians enjoy in the borough,” said Steven Hochberg, chairman of Continuum Health Partners, the parent company for Beth Israel. “Although the hospital principally serves the south-central Brooklyn communities, our longstanding commitment to enhance clinical services, and the increasing role our physicians play in advancing the hospital’s mission, have resulted in more and more people from other Brooklyn neighborhoods utilizing the facility and seeking care from our physicians who practice here.”
Clinical services have greatly expanded at Beth Israel Brooklyn since Beth Israel acquired the facility 18 years ago. Changes have included:
· Construction of a three-story acute care pavilion housing an expanded emergency department, an expanded critical care unit and a state-of-the-art surgical suite;
· Addition of an interventional radiology suite offering minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment for vascular disorders;
· A new breast-imaging suite equipped with the latest digital screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and interventional breast procedures;
· A cardiovascular laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases;
· A state-of-the-art endoscopy suite for gastrointestinal procedures;
· Installation of cogeneration capability that conserves energy and contributes to a greener Brooklyn; and
· Major renovations to many inpatient units.
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