NYC Langone Medical Center Cobble Hill at 83 Amity Street, corner of Hicks Street
Doctor David Barlas, the Chief of Service at NYU Langone Cobble Hill Emergency Center
with Sara Ostolaza, Community Coordinator
Long Island Hospital, the health facility that served the South Brooklyn for over 150 years, is long gone, but its former emergency room is still serving the community as before.
In 2014, NYU Langone Medical Center took over the emergency room at 83 Amity Street, invested five million dollars, and opened the NYU Langone Cobble Hill Emergency Department, which provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for walk-in visits and ambulances.
Doctor David Barlas, the Chief of Service for the Cobble Hill Center gave members of Community Board 6 and Community Board 2 a tour of the facility yesterday. The center can easily accommodate 100 patients in need of urgent care. Adults and children are treated by Board Certified emergency physician and nurses and most are able to be discharged to their home. Those who require hospital admission will be stabilized before being transported by ambulance to a receiving hospital of the patients choice, including NYU Lutheran, which can provide Level 1 trauma care or NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital in Manhattan.
The Cobble Hill Center provides in-house imaging services, an on-site laboratory, and a satellite pharmacy, which means test results can be read promptly and medication administered immediately.
In short, doctors here can diagnose and treat patients with all types of emergencies just like any hospital emergency room.
NYU Langone has big plans for its Cobble Hill location. Construction of a brand new 4-story, 125,000 square foot outpatient facility will begin soon at 339 Hicks Street at the corner of Atlantic Avenue. (Its main entrance will be on Atlantic Avenue.) It will have a staff of 400 medical professionals, which will include up to 70 physicians In addition to the current services, the new building will be equipped with a surgical suite for outpatient procedures, primary and specialty care medical practices and a Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.
So keep NYU Langone Cobble Hill in mind if you are in need of emergency treatment. The center's website updates the waiting time every five minutes, so that you know exactly how long it will take before you will be seen by a physician. On this Wednesday morning at 11 am, the wait time is 3 minutes. That is pretty great.