|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2008
||Congressional Representative Nydia Velazquez and North Brooklyn Senior Vice President Iris Jimenez-Hernandez open Woodhull Hospital's new Radiology Learning Lab, a collaboration with the New York City College of Technology.
Radiology Learning Lab
To Open At
Woodhull Medical Center
Opportunity For Community Students To Train For A Professional Career
Woodhull Medical Center has partnered with the New York City College of Technology to establish a Radiology Learning Lab on the premises of the hospital.
The Lab is designed to promote a learning environment that will enhance the clinical experiences of students assigned to the hospital. In addition, the Lab will provide an opportunity for radiographers to engage in clinical research activities.
“This learning lab will enable Woodhull to extend its outreach to the communities it serves and provide a future in the healthcare arena for the youth of North Brooklyn”, said Iris Jimenez Hernandez, Senior Vice President of the Woodhull North Brooklyn Health Network.
Students from the New York City College of Technology Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging Program will intern at Woodhull's Lab. They will be supervised by faculty from the College and mentored by licensed radiologic technologists on staff at Woodhull.
“We are very pleased about our partnership with Woodhull Hospital, which will offer our College students expanded opportunities for a meaningful career in the field of radiography, and provide them with clinical hands-on experience”, said Barbara Grumet, Dean of the New York City College of Technology.
The Learning Lab was made possible through a generous federal funding allocation of $321,000 from Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez.
“Through this latest collaboration with the New York City College of Technology, our neighbors gain improved healthcare options and increased career opportunities,” Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez said. “I am proud to support Woodhull's efforts to both improve and expand their services to the Brooklyn community.”
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 16 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.