NYU Langone helps Lutheran HealthCare expand pediatric services
The Emergency Department at Lutheran Medical Center will be expanding its services for children, including having some of its doctors and nurses dedicated to pediatric care 24/7 under an agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center, officials announced this week.
Calling it a “dramatic expansion” of its child health services, officials at Lutheran HealthCare, the entity which runs Lutheran Medical Center at 150 55th St., said a new clinical collaboration with NYU Langone will help it meet its commitment to the growing health care needs of Brooklyn’s children.
In addition to having a specialized unit within the Emergency Department just to handle pediatric cases, the new agreement with NYU Langone NYU means that Lutheran HealthCare can also broaden its reach to address pediatric obesity, diabetes and asthma, as well as pediatric rehabilitation, officials said. The specialty services will also include pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology.
The expanded coverage in the Emergency Department will begin in February.