|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
September 25, 2012
The New Harlem Hospital Center Patient Pavilion
Opens to the Public Sept. 27
HHC President Alan Aviles, Harlem Hospital Executive Director Denise Soares,
Congressman Charles Rangel, HHC Global Ambassador Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean
and Community Leaders will Mark the Opening of New $325 Million Mural Pavilion
New York, NY - The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) will mark the completion of a four-year, $325 million major public hospital modernization project at Harlem Hospital Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 27 at 11 a.m. The new six-story building will house a new Emergency Department, Burn Unit, Intensive Care Unit and will expand access to preventive health services to address the community's high rates of asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and stroke. The hospital will also unveil historic murals by African-American artists that have been restored and will be on permanent exhibit inside the new hospital building and are dramatically reflected in the block-long glass façade of the new facility.
Who: Harlem Hospital Center and other NYC public hospital officials,
Congressman Charles Rangel, HHC Global Ambassador and music industry leader Swizz Beatz
What: Opening of the new Harlem Hospital patient pavilion
When: Thursday, September 27, 11 a.m.
Where: Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street
Please RSVP to HHC Press Office, 212.788.3339, to secure a tour of the new space and to schedule one-to-one interviews with participating officials.