On February 23, the ribbon on NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital was officially cut, with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYP Brooklyn Methodist leadership, local officials and members of the community in attendance. In addition to the ceremonial ribbon cutting, the event featured a brief program of speeches.
“This hospital has been a true leader for the entire borough,” said Laura Forese, M.D., chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. “For NewYork-Presbyterian to partner with this hospital is a dream, and a dream comes true when people have vision and care about what they are doing.”
Richard Liebowitz, M.D., president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, said that he was optimistic about his new role and the future of the hospital. “With the support of NYP, and the staff of this hospital, we cannot help but succeed in fulfilling our mission.”
James Perkins, chairperson of the Community Board of Trustees, and Michael Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., vice dean, professor and chairperson of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and otolaryngologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, also delivered speeches at the event.
Local elected officials in attendance included Assemblymembers Felix Ortiz, Robert Carroll and Jo Anne Simon.