After receiving final approval from the powers that be, NYU Langone has officially taken Sunset Park’s Lutheran Medical Center – now formally known as NYU Lutheran – under its wing, announced officials on Wednesday, April 1.
“We are extremely excited to affiliate with the great faculty and staff at NYU Langone,” said NYU Lutheran president and CEO Wendy Goldstein. “This new chapter for Lutheran is an important step in delivering the highest quality care possible to one of the New York City metropolitan area’s most diverse communities.”
NYU Langone dean and CEO Robert Grossman, MD, agreed.
“Bringing world class care to the communities where our patients live and work is the collective mission of these two great institutions,” he said. “This new health system is a significant step towards realizing this objective. Following the recent partnership to expand pediatric services at NYU Lutheran, our two medical centers have already shown an amazing ability to work together to provide excellent and easily accessible services to our patients.”
Despite sharing the same parent corporation – NYU Langone Health System – the administrative and operational functions of NYU Langone and NYU Lutheran will remain independent and each will retain its own board of trustees.
According to officials, the partnership will pave the way for both institutions to address the changing healthcare environment while providing the highest standard of healthcare to even more neighborhoods.
Sunset Park pols are thrilled.
“I am thrilled that Lutheran Medical Center is joining with NYU Langone Medical Center to provide a clinically integrated healthcare network in Sunset Park,” lauded Assemblymember Felix Ortiz. “NYU Langone brings a world class reputation to our neighborhood and will continue to provide residents with the best care available anywhere. Sunset Park is becoming a premier community for health care, industry, and a place for families to live and prosper.”
State Senator Marty Golden agreed.
“The partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center will advance and improve our network of healthcare here in southwest Brooklyn,” he said. “I trust that the people of Brooklyn and New York City, who know of the fine reputation of both hospitals, will recognize this affiliation as an opportunity to better the public health. I look forward to my continued partnership with Lutheran Medical Center, and stand ready to build upon the medical excellence of NYU Langone Medical Center right in our backyard.”