Neighborhoods with access to high-quality essential healthcare services
Over the past decade, far too many New York City communities have lost critical healthcare services due to the closure of hospitals essential to their wellbeing. Changes in the science of healthcare delivery and healthcare reimbursement are realities we have to face. But New York City cannot allow neighborhoods to lack critical medical services. And we certainly cannot allow the closure of major hospital facilities that would leave communities without essential healthcare.
For these reasons, Mayor de Blasio called for the creation of several new models in healthcare, including the Brooklyn Health Authority, to ensure that no community is left without essential care services. The Authority’s role was envisioned as ensuring adequate funding, leading integrated planning, and promoting the new types of coordinated healthcare service delivery models that protect families and workers given the shifting healthcare landscape.