Stop the closing of Kingsbrook
We are simply a group of concerned Brooklynites trying to stop the closing of this important community resource in an already underserved community.
Who we are
The Kingsbrook Community Action Committee has come together to demand that Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center stay open indefinitely. Kingsbrook is a safety-net hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn that has been serving our community for almost 100 years. It is slated for closing as part of a state-led process. Read the first letter we sent to Cuomo.
How You Can Help
Call Cuomo’s Office
You can call Cuomo’s office directly at 518-474-8390, or for greater impact, contact your rep directly. Not sure who? Visit: bit.ly/call4kingsbrook
Sign the Petition
Show your support by completing our form. Add your name, and share our petition to save Kingsbrook Medical Center, sign it by clicking here.
Join us for actions
We are hitting the streets to get the community to join us. Contact us to help or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to help spread the word!
What We Want
All Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center services and beds must remain functioning with full staff for all 200 beds indefinitely.
Stop draining Kingsbrook of resources. Safety net hospitals should be fully funded.
The undemocratic and outdated 2016 restructuring plan to close Kingsbrook as a hospital must be scrapped completely.
Any organizations or individuals with financial conflicts of interest should be excluded from planning and decision-making about hospital closures and service cuts.
The pandemic has shown the need to maintain and expand hospital capacity. We additionally support a moratorium on all hospital closures and no cuts to safety net hospital funding.
More information about Kingsbrook
The following information was pulled directly from the Kingsbrook website: https://www.kingsbrook.org/. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a nationally recognized full service teaching hospital, a member of the One Brooklyn Health System family of hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities located in the heart of Brooklyn. Kingsbrook is honored to be among the highest performing…
Fight Racist Hospital Closing, Keep Kingsbrook Open
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What are our Demands?
Kingsbrook’s community was in a healthcare crisis before the pandemic. Not only were Black neighborhoods hit harder by COVID-19, but they were already struggling with a higher burden of disease and premature death due to the effects of systemic racism. Closing this hospital will increase already long wait times at surrounding hospitals. It will worsen…