Transitioning SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn needs a comprehensive solution to its medical care crisis. Downstate Medical Center, with its unparalleled community presence as a world-class teaching hospital, can and should be part of that solution.
Downstate continues to fill a critical role in training health care professionals: It trains more physicians practicing in NYC than any other medical school and has one of the highest rates of graduates who practice in underserved areas. One in three Brooklyn doctors and one in nine New York City doctors were trained at Downstate. A full 90% of its nursing graduates continue to work in NYC.
Downstate is restructuring its health services in order to serve Brooklyn better and achieve long-term financial stability. Please see "A Call to Action - Sustainability Plan for Downstate Medical Center" and additional resources detailing Downstate's sustainability plan in the resource library (left.)
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