Richard Ortiz, RN, MSN
Senior Director of Nursing, Emergency Department
The delivery of Nursing services in TBHC’s Emergency Department (ED), including Pediatric Emergency and TBHC’s fast-track zone, is a vital, demanding, 24/7/365 operation, providing comprehensive emergency medicine to patients suffering acute illnesses and traumatic injuries. TBHC’s ED is a Level 2 Trauma Center that treats over 70,000 cases each year.
TBHC is also a New York State Designated Official Stroke Center and has earned The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognition for its best medical practices for stroke and heart care. The ED is also unmatched in critical “door-to-balloon” heart stent time performance, with metrics that beat New York State guidelines in all measures, which amounts to more lives saved in our community.
In July 2019, TBHC officially broke ground on a $25 million renovation project to expand and upgrade the Emergency Department, which will include state-of-the-art treatment rooms, and space for bariatric, psychiatric and advanced cardiac services. This construction will result in a more modern and efficient facility to meet the needs of our growing Brooklyn community. This project is slated for completion in 2022.