Woodhull Medical Center

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Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center is a health care system located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York City, United States. Its focus is on preventing disease and promoting healthy lifestyles in the community of North Brooklyn through its fifteen centers. Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center is administratively under New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Mayor John V. Lindsay and Governor Nelson Rockefeller proposed Woodhull hospital in 1967, as a modern facility with single bed rooms and amenities found in private hospitals. Ground was broken in 1970 and due to budget issues it was not completed until 1982.[1]

Woodhull has a program against childhood asthma that is prevalent in the Brooklyn area. It has partnership with local schools and the North Brooklyn Asthma Action Alliance for this cause. Woodhull's Paul Poroski Family Center has been designated as an AIDS Center by the New York State. The center has the following special subdivisions: AIDS Center; Behavioral Health; Chronic Care Management; Asthma Care; Diabetes Care; Level III Perinatal Center; SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) SART (Sexual Assault Response Teams) Center; Women's Health.

Artist Keith Haring created a public mural in the ambulatory care department.


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Coordinates: 40°41′58″N 73°56′33″W / 40.69944°N 73.94250°W / 40.69944; -73.94250