Hospital-goers arriving at Maimonides Medical Center will rejoice with the newly renovated main entrance and lobby, opened to the public on March 1.
A hospitals lobby is the first thing people see when they walk through the doorit comforts patients, soothes families whose loved ones are hospitalized, and it provides a great way for hospital staff to begin their day, said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who was amongst the elected officials, community leaders, board members and Maimonides staff attending the ribbon cutting.
He thanked Pamela Brier, Maimonides president and CEO, for her continued leadership of one of the boroughs most prestigious institutions, to which she responded:
It is so gratifying to see our collective vision realized in this spacious and light-filled setting, she said, adding that it means so much to all of us at Maimonides to have our friends and supporters here to celebrate the occasion with us.
Also present were Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Monsignor David Cassato from St. Athanasius Church; Frank Naccarato, president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO); Colonel Eluyn Ginés, the Fort Hamilton Garrison Commander, and many more.
Maimonides Board Chair Martin Payson declared, The medical centers entryway is now a true reflection of the caliber of clinical care provided at Maimonides.
Maimonides Medical Center is located at 10th Avenue and 48th Street.