|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2008
Woodhull Medical Center Welcomes OB Patients with Open Arms and a State-of-the-art Birthing Center
Brooklyn - November 26, 2008 - Woodhull Medical Center today announced that its doors are open to any pregnant women who are concerned about being left without a provider if Long Island College Hospital closes its Obstetrics Service.
"We have delivered more than 1900 babies so far this year and have room for more. We look forward to having women from the Brooklyn community join our state-of-the-art birthing center," said Paul Kastell, Chief of the OB/GYN Department at Woodhull Medical Center.
Woodhull offers newly renovated Private Labor and Delivery Suites and 15 private post partum rooms with a family friendly atmosphere that enhances the bonding experience between mother and baby and father and baby. Delivering mothers can count on 24 hour care that includes a team of highly trained mid-wives nurses, and board-certified doctors.
Some of the unique services that are available to mothers-to-be are child birth classes taught in English and Spanish and breast feeding specialists who educate women about the benefits to mother and child of breast feeding and work with these women to make breast feeding part of the birthing experience.
In addition, Woodhull has a state-of-the-art security system to ensure the safety of the babies born in the hospital.
Woodhull also has convenient locations that offer comprehensive pre-natal care services.
Pregnant women can call 718-388-5889 to get more information or schedule an appointment.
Coney Island Hospital, another member hospital of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will also be accepting LICH OB patients in their facility.
Woodhull Medical Center is a 411-bed acute care hospital in Brooklyn, serving the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Woodhull offers culturally competent, sensitive care, and translation services in multiple languages. It serves as the anchor for the North Brooklyn healthcare network, encompassing 15 community-based health centers, and is a member of The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country. Woodhull also is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine.