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Coney Island Hospital renamed in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — A hospital in Brooklyn is now named after the late Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Coney Island Hospital will now be referred to as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital.

A brand new 11-story, 350,000-square-foot in-patient hospital — together with an current constructing on campus — at the moment are collectively named for Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native.

“To my grandmother, equal entry to well being care was a vital proper, well being care was a difficulty of equality, pivotal to a person’s autonomy to find out their life’s course is the power to get and to decide on high quality medical care,” Ginsburg’s granddaughter Clara Spera stated.

The hospital’s campus, which underwent a latest renovation, will now be referred to as NYC Well being + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Well being.

“Investing in public well being is essential for our restoration,” stated Mayor Invoice de Blasio. “NYC Well being + Hospitals has been on the frontlines of the pandemic, serving all New Yorkers no matter earnings or immigration standing. I am thrilled to see this state-of-the-art facility opening in South Brooklyn as we construct a restoration for all of us. Much more becoming that one among its buildings is being renamed for a champion of progress and equality, Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her legacy will proceed to dwell on in her hometown borough.”

“We’re grateful that the household of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has allowed us to honor her reminiscence on this historic means,” stated NYC Well being + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “Justice Ginsburg fought tirelessly for justice and equality, giving voices to the unvoiced, and as sufferers stroll into the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital at NYC Well being + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Well being, they’ll accomplish that understanding they’ll obtain top quality well being companies with compassion, dignity, and respect, no matter their earnings, gender id, or immigration standing. On a private observe, as somebody who’s household is a local from Coney Island, I stay up for seeing the higher well being transformation on this group proceed to flourish as we grow to be extra inclusive to the encompassing communities and wealthy variety of all of south Brooklyn.”

The brand new hospital constructing is predicted to open in the summertime of 2022.

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