NEW YORK (Oct. 31)
The Maimonides Medical Center of Brooklyn announced a $25,000,000 building construction program to meet patient and research needs over the next 10 years.
Mortimer L. Neinken, president of the board, said that the money would be used for five new buildings to handle the most efficient scientific equipment for examination, diagnosis and treatment. The program will increase the medical center’s patient capacity from 580 beds to 700, plus another 300 nursing home beds.
Work has started on the first structure, a four-story community mental health center. Other units will be a clinical services building, a service building, a parking garage and a nursing home. The costs will be met partly by governmental sources; the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York of which Maimonides is an affiliate; and voluntary contributions.