South Brooklyn welcomes brand-new hospital named for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A new public hospital is opening in New York City for the first time since 1982 and will be named after late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

News 12 Staff

Oct 6, 2022, 10:00 PM

Updated 616 days ago

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A new public hospital is opening in New York City for the first time since 1982 and will be named after late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 
A 7-foot bronze statue of her stands in the main lobby of the brand-new Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital.  
“It’s named after a fierce Brooklyn person,” said Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Someone who stood for the values that mean so much to us about equality and access.” 
The building is right next to NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn, which used to be called Coney Island Hospital. It was built with help from a $923 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy badly damaged the hospital one decade ago. 
The facility includes high-tech surgical suites and 140 medical and behavioral health beds. 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s daughter says her mother would be honored to be represented in a project so aligned with what she stood for. The hospital is set to open early in 2023.  


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