Kings County Hospital Center, Central Brooklyn’s leading healthcare center, began a five-phase Major Redevelopment Project in 1997. The goal of this project is to improve services to the community by replacing outdated facilities, consolidating services on the 44-acre campus and upgrading the settings for the delivery of high-quality healthcare. The Project encompasses constructing new state-of-the-art buildings and modernizing existing facilities. The Project will achieve the long-standing need to modernize the old campus and improve the patient experience throughout the Hospital’s many inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services.
Phase I (Inpatient Bed Tower)
Phase I was the construction of a new 340-bed Inpatient Bed Tower (“D” Building), a 7-story, 265,000 square foot building, which opened for patients in December 2001. The New Bed Tower offers a modern setting for inpatient services, including all private and semi-private rooms with handicapped accessible bathrooms and showers, bright picture windows, personal televisions, patient and family lounges, on-site examination and treatment rooms and a fully climate controlled environment.
Phase II (Emergency, Diagnostic and Treatment Pavilion)
The Hospital achieved another major milestone this year with the completion and opening of Phase II of the Major Redevelopment Project: the new Emergency, Diagnostic and Treatment Pavilion (“S” Building). This modern, technologically advanced building of 5 stories and 250,000 square feet will be connected to the New Bed Tower and adjacent to the newly renovated Ambulatory Care Center (“E” Building)to the east.
The new Emergency, Diagnostic and Treatment Pavilion provides new facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of both emergency and elective conditions. The First Floor consists of a new Main Lobby, (integrated with the current Bed Tower Lobby), a Reception Center, Meditation Garden and Chapel and access to the Gift Shop and Coffee Shop. Adjacent to the Main Lobby is the new Emergency Center, with new Emergency facilities for both Adults and Children and a special Critical Care/Trauma Suite. The Second Floor houses the Diagnostic Center, including Mammography, Sonography, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac, Pulmonary and Neurodiagnostic services. The Surgery Center, located on the Third Floor, includes Ambulatory Surgery, Operating and Recovery Rooms and a Special Procedure Suite. The Fifth Floor houses the Birthing Center, with modern and spacious Labor, Delivery and Recovery Suites. Finally, the Lower Level is the new location for the Radiation Therapy Center, housing the Hospital’s first Linear Accelerator for state-of-the-art services to cancer patients.
Phase III (Ambulatory Care Center)
Phase III of the Major Redevelopment Project renovated the existing “E” Building to become the campus Ambulatory Care Center. This renovated facility consolidates the many outpatient services that were located in several buildings throughout the campus.
The new services are laid out to closely resemble the E-6 Women’s Health Center, which opened to great acclaim in 2000. There are 7 floors of outpatient suites, with private carpeted waiting rooms, private examination and treatment rooms, consultations and teaching facilities, and sunlit corridors and reception areas. The First Floor is the location for a new Main Lobby, Medical and Pediatric Walk-In Clinics, Geriatrics Center and a new Outpatient Pharmacy. The Ambulatory Care Center opened in August 2006.
Phase IV (Behavioral Health Center)
Phase IV of the Major Redevelopment Project is the construction of a new Behavioral Health Center (“R” Building). This 7-story, 300,000 square foot facility will provide for 230 private and semi-private Inpatient Mental Health and Chemical Dependency beds, a new Psychiatric Emergency Center, and a wide range of outpatient and day treatment programs. The new Behavioral Health Center will replace and consolidate services now provided in 7 older buildings on campus. The building will be located between the current “A” and “T” Buildings with a Main Entrance on Clarkson Avenue. The new Behavioral Health Center will be a landmark facility for the provision of healthcare services to the mentally ill and chemically dependent. Construction is to begin this spring for completion in the summer of 2008.
Phase V (Campus-Wide Site Work—Consolidation and Landscaping)
Phase V of the Major Redevelopment Project, currently in planning, will consist of new facilities for Hospital support departments, additional consolidations to centralize key services, the disposition of vacated obsolete structures and the creation of landscaping.Upon completion, the Kings County Hospital Center Major Redevelopment Project is projected to cost under $500 million and will be the largest hospital development project ever undertaken by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. The project will bring Kings County Hospital Center fully into the 21st Century by providing modern, convenient, flexible and technologically advanced facilities.
Kings County Hospital Center is the anchor facility for the Central Brooklyn Family Health Network. The network is comprised of Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, DSSM-Neponsit Adult Day Health Care, East New York Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Flatbush Avenue Health Center, Bedford-Stuyvesant Alcoholic & Treatment Center, and five satellite family health service sites. Kings County Hospital Center also operates an offsite Women’s Infant and Children Program (W.I.C.) and a Food and Nutrition Program (FAN).