With coronavirus cases on the rise again in New York, a state-led plan to consolidate three struggling central Brooklyn hospitals has been put on pause for the second time in a year.

In a virtual meeting on Tuesday night, One Brooklyn Health System’s CEO, LaRay Brown, told staff that the planned elimination of about 200 beds from Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in East Flatbush, which was scheduled to be completed by December 31st, would be put on hold until the pandemic is again under control.

The deactivation of beds is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, intended to address health, social and economic disparities in low-income Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Via Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center With coronavirus cases on the rise again in New York, a state-led plan to consolidate three struggling central Brooklyn hospitals has been put on pause for the second time in a year.

In a virtual meeting on Tuesday night, One Brooklyn Health System’s CEO, LaRay […]

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