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NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn Receives $166 Million from the Bezos Family

Announced November 22, 2021: NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn will be receiving a $166 million gift "to transform healthcare delivery, community health, & health equity" from the Bezos family! It is a reflection of a continued partnership with NYU Langone, and our collective commitment to providing care for all across Brooklyn.

“Four years ago, through the Bezos Family Foundation, we invested in NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn to help support the families of Sunset Park and bring them access to higher-quality care. Today, in the midst of a pandemic that has accentuated the need for more comprehensive health supports, our family wishes to deepen our personal commitment to the community and to NYU Langone Health’s efforts in Brooklyn,” says Mike Bezos.

“I cannot thank the Bezos family strongly enough for their visionary dedication to our communities and for their continued belief in NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health. “Our work in Brooklyn in particular has been shaped in a profound way by the family’s partnership and by our shared belief and heartfelt conviction that absolutely everyone deserves the highest-quality care and support that helps improve their lives and wellbeing.”

The $166 million philanthropic pledge made by the Bezos family will allow NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone to build on their achievements, and the strengths of these diverse communities, and create a dynamic model for community-wide health improvement in Sunset Park that will address social determinants of health and key drivers of health inequities. Along with the Bezos family, a broad and deep network of community partners, and other key stakeholders, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn will continue to create a comprehensive health system that not only tackles community and clinical needs, but also develop an interwoven network of care and support.

The Bezos’s have entrusted NYU Langone with this initiative because of the investments and progress the institution has made in Brooklyn. Through its full-asset merger with Lutheran Medical Center in 2016 to create NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYU Langone Health continues to carry forward a rich history of partnership in Sunset Park and greater Brooklyn. NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn provides excellent care for the diverse immigrant population of southwest Brooklyn, strengthened by its partnership network with key social service agencies and community-based providers, and both are fundamental to its plans for the future.

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