Coney Island Hospital officially named for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, commonly known as Coney Island Hospital, held a ceremony Aug. 5 to officially announce that its in-patient component, which is slated to include a new 350,000-square-foot building and the existing tower building, will be named the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital.
The renaming will become effective summer of next year when the new building opens.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Midwood in 1933 and graduated from James Madison High School in 1950. She died September of last year at age 87.
Last week, the New York City Health + Hospitals Board of Directors unanimously approved the resolution to rename the overall future health care campus as the NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health.