With the United States having surpassed Italy and China with over 100,000 coronavirus cases, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is answering Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s directive to prepare University Hospital of Brooklyn as a COVID-19 only facility.
Of the 100,000 US cases, 52,000 cases are in New York State, nearly 30,000 are in New York City, and more than 7,000 cases are in Brooklyn.
The hospital is working closely with neighboring hospitals to transfer patients and continue the highest level of care that the patients, their families, and the community expect.
The heroes on the front lines and other essential staff are working around the clock to care for COVID-19 patients and those with related symptoms.
“We will work tirelessly with our partners at every level to prepare for the challenges ahead, and stand ready with them to meet those efforts with perseverance and compassion to combat the anticipated COVID-19 apex and save lives,” the hospital wrote.
“University Hospital of Brooklyn’s dedicated medical, nursing, respiratory therapy, environmental services, and other professional staff remain ready to care for COVID-19 patients as we had been doing since our first patient a few weeks ago.”