South Brooklyn welcomes brand-new hospital named for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A new public hospital is opening in New York City for the first time since 1982 and will be named after late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 
A 7-foot bronze statue of her stands in the main lobby of the brand-new Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital.  
“It’s named after a fierce Brooklyn person,” said Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Someone who stood for the values that mean so much to us about equality and access.” 
The building is right next to NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn, which used to be called Coney Island Hospital. It was built with help from a $923 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy badly damaged the hospital one decade ago. 
The facility includes high-tech surgical suites and 140 medical and behavioral health beds. 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s daughter says her mother would be honored to be represented in a project so aligned with what she stood for. The hospital is set to open early in 2023.