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Northwell Health was commissioned by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to conduct a feasibility study that includes recommendations for providing comprehensive, sustainable health care to residents of central and northeastern Brooklyn.
The report, The Brooklyn Study: Reshaping the Future of Healthcare, was performed through Northwell Ventures, the health system’s healthcare consulting division. The study includes far-reaching proposals for transforming health care delivery in the region, strengthening clinical programs, reducing hospital operating deficits and expanding primary care capacity.
One recommendation made is to restructure four local hospitals—Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center—into a new regional health system. Additional recommendations include developing an extensive primary and ambulatory care network, as well as creating a Health Enterprise Zone to focus on addressing social determinants of health.