NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health recently received $500,000 in capital funding for the purpose of conducting renovations to its outpatient infusion center.
The money for the facility — which specializes in hematology and oncology — will go towards adding a couple of new infusion bays, as well as making improvements to its waiting room and reception areas.
South Brooklyn Health says that the facelift to the medical center was necessary due to the substantial increase in patient volume over the past three years
The funds were attained and provided by NYC Council Member Inna Vernikov, who was in attendance along with NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health representatives to announce the financial decision.
“As the NYC Council Member who represents the district in which South Brooklyn Health is located, I was pleased to have secured capital funding to renovate their Hematology/Oncology Infusion Center,” said Vernikov. “A wide variety of conditions are treated with infusion and the demand is steadily increasing. This renovated space will allow expanded services to all patients requiring infusion therapies.”
South Brooklyn Health says that its hematology and oncology outpatient practice currently provides care to around 3,600 patients on an annual basis.
The center offers treatments for various types of cancer and blood disorders, including state-of-the-art infusion pumps, chemotherapy, targeted drugs, and more.
“Access to blood disorder treatment and cancer care continues to be difficult nationwide and prevents people from receiving the critical care they need to begin their journey to better health,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health CEO Svetlana Lipyanskaya.
“With the generous support of Council Member Inna Vernikov, we will be able to offer expanded services to all patients requiring infusion therapies in a comfortable environment.”