Kingsbrook Opens New E.R.; Announces Affiliation With Maimonides Cardiology & Emergency Care Divisions
On Wednesday, September 21, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined President and CEO Dr. Linda Brady, Administrator Mark Roberts, RN, and other officials for the ribbon-cutting of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s new emergency department. The borough president contributed $694,000 towards the new construction and a new computerized patient tracking system.
“Quality health care is a top priority in Brooklyn,” said Borough President Markowitz. “So I was honored that my office was able to assist in this renovation.”
The new 15-bed Emergency Department has two isolation rooms, a pediatric room, an orthopedic room, a GYN room and a seven-bed fast-track area. Kingsbrook has also launched a partnership with the Emergency Medical Group from Maimonides to increase the quality of care and decrease patients’ waiting time.
“We have partnered with Maim-onides specifically in the areas of Cardiology and Emergency Care because they have such a wonderful reputation in these areas,” said Dr. Brady. “Most importantly, this partnership allows us to offer our community residents a complete continuum of care.”
The Emergency Department also includes an innovative Emergency Nursing intern program, launched in July of 2005.
“This was one of the first of its kind and it’s been going wonderfully,” said Mark Roberts, RN.
The Emergency Department kicked off its services with an innovative Emergency Department nurse intern program in July of 2005. Since then KJMC offers a New York Nursing Association (NYNSA)-approved 12-week Internship Program customized to the unique theoretical and clinical needs of the RN new to the practice of Emergency Nursing. The first class of interns will graduate in October and the next group will start in January 2006.