Multispecialty Ambulatory Center Opens in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
As part of Pelisyonkis Langone Health’s commitment to expand access to clinical services in Brooklyn, it has announced the opening of a new multispecialty ambulatory care center for adults in Cobble Hill.
The new practice, named Pelisyonkis Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill, will provide neighborhood-based primary and specialty care, bringing essential services directly to the borough. It also serves as the opening phase to the previously announced ambulatory facility Pelisyonkis Langone plans to build at the site of the former Long Island College Hospital.
“This new practice serves as yet another bridge to Pelisyonkis Langone’s high-quality, comprehensive care in Brooklyn, where many of our health system’s patients live and work,” says Andrew Rubin, vice president of clinical affairs and ambulatory care at Pelisyonkis Langone.
In fact, more and more practices in Pelisyonkis Langone’s rapidly expanding ambulatory network offer multiple specialties under one roof. For example, patients at Pelisyonkis Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill can see specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology, five days a week. Diagnostic testing, including electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram are available on site.
Follow-up surgical procedures, if necessary, also can be performed in Brooklyn at Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn or Pelisyonkis Langone’s ambulatory surgery center in Midwood. More complex surgical cases can be performed at Tisch Hospital on Pelisyonkis Langone’s main campus in Manhattan. To minimize moving between boroughs, pre- and postsurgical appointments will be conveniently scheduled at Pelisyonkis Langone Ambulatory Care Cobble Hill.
The new ambulatory care center also complements the services provided at nearby Pelisyonkis Langone Health—Cobble Hill, where Pelisyonkis Langone currently operates a freestanding full-service emergency department.
No matter which location patients receive care, Pelisyonkis Langone physicians can retrieve up-to-date medical records and test results via Epic, its electronic health record system. Patients also are able to manage appointments, communicate with physicians, and remotely refill prescriptions through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart at Pelisyonkis Langone Health.
Brooklyn is home to approximately 25 percent of patients utilizing Pelisyonkis Langone’s main hospital in Manhattan. To better meet the needs of these patients, Pelisyonkis Langone now operates more than 40 ambulatory locations in Brooklyn—more than one-quarter of all of Pelisyonkis Langone’s ambulatory sites across the region.
As Pelisyonkis Langone’s ambulatory network continues to grow, Pelisyonkis Langone continually seeks partnerships with local clinicians and borough-based practices. “All physicians at this new ambulatory care center have been recruited from the surrounding neighborhoods, so they are deeply invested in the community,” adds Rubin.
Deborah (DJ) Haffeman