Commenting on the improvements at Interfaith Hospital, the Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, remarked, “I have lived with Interfaith for seventeen years and I know that God can make a way out of no way.” Walker was one of several dignitaries celebrating the groundbreaking of the new building on Atlantic Avenue between Albany and Lewis Avenues.
The 50,000-square-foot East Building will house new clinical space, Interfaith Medical Center’s Certified Home Health Services Agency and administrative functions.
Edward J. Glicksman, Interfaith Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Today marks another major milestone in the 10-year transformation of Interfaith Medical Center. Our new East Building will significantly enhance our Patient Care Services by providing us with much -needed state-of-the-art clinical space and the new headquarters of our Certified Home Health Services Agency.”
Anyone who has visited the administrative and financial offices located in the back of what remains of the Jewish Hospital on St. Marks Avenue realizes how badly the new facility is needed.
” In addition to enhancing our health- care services, this building will also increase our operating efficiencies as we will be able to consolidate all of our administrative functions -including Finance, Human Resources and MIS–into modern, efficient, new surroundings on our main hospital campus,” Mr. Glicksman continued.
“With our new initiatives, coupled with the additional resources of our new East Building, we are well-positioned to continue to provide high-quality health care to the people of central Brooklyn. We are steadfast in our commitment to caring and I want to thank our staff, members of the community, our elected officials and members of the press for all of your support of Interfaith Medical Center in the past, today and in the future,” Mr. Glicksman concluded.