Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

South Brooklyn Health Receives $6 Million in Funding For Learning Center

The center will provide comprehensive learning experiences for South Brooklyn Health’s medical staff, nursing and ancillary health care staff.
untitled-design-2023-08-24t100432063

NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health announced this week that it has received $6 million in capital funding to help in the creation of its Collaborative Learning Center for the Practice of Medicine.

The Brooklyn health care campus was awarded the funds from NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Chair of the Committee on Hospitals Mercedes Narcisse, Council Members Inna Vernikov and Ari Kagan, and members of the Brooklyn Delegation.

South Brooklyn Health says that the funding will enable it to develop the new interdisciplinary learning center in its Health & Wellness Institute.

The center will serve to provide comprehensive learning experiences for South Brooklyn Health’s own medical staff, nursing and ancillary health care staff.

"South Brooklyn Health is an essential public institution to its surrounding communities and our city, responsible for serving over 875,000 residents," said Speaker Adrienne Adams. "The City Council is proud to have allocated $6 million in capital funding to help create its new Collaborative Learning Center for the Practice of Medicine that will support our health care providers in their continued learning and training, so that we can secure safer and more equitable healthcare outcomes for all New Yorkers.”

Among the features planned for the learning center include a scenario simulation space, several classrooms, a medical library, as well as an educational conference space — which will be used for collaborative exercises, debriefing and emergency response drills.

As a public teaching hospital, South Brooklyn Health says that the enhanced learning offered by the new center will be crucial to a number of clinical disciplines — including the area of obstetrics, learning the necessary skills to avoid complications during childbirth and reducing maternal mortalities.  

“Investing in the continuing education of our health care workers will serve as a bridge between the classroom and real-life clinical encounters in a safe and controlled environment, with the goal of improving patient safety,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya. “Hands-on, collaborative training is key in allowing practitioners to test, refine and enhance individual and team skills before engaging patients.”



Comments

A note about commenting:

If you had a commenting account prior to Feb. 14, 2023, you will need to register for a new account before commenting. Click here or start to leave a comment to start the registration process.