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Morris Heights Health Center Expands Services Into Central Brooklyn

Morris Heights Health Center Expands Services Into Central Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK-- On Friday, January 21, 2022, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) unveiled a new state-of-the-art health center during a private ribbon cutting ceremony.MHHC Brooklyn, a 15,000 square foot health facility will serve as a one-stop medical provider for thousands of residents in the Central Brooklyn section of the borough, offering family medicine, pediatric medicine, behavioral health, nutrition, and maternal health services. The new health center plans to provide roughly 15,000 visits in the first year. The facility is complete with over 27 patient exam rooms, 2 waiting rooms, 2 reception check-in stations and a W.I.C. office.

The opening of MHHC Brooklyn and its Maternal Health Center of Excellence comes at a critical time. Historically, data has shown that black women have the highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), non-hispanic black women are 3 times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Preliminary data for New York City shows that non-hispanic black women are 8 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women. With the Maternal Health Center of Excellence, MHHC aims to improve health equity in women’s health and eliminate racial disparities in black maternal care.

MHHC Brooklyn is scheduled to open its doors to the community in mid-February 2022.

Click here to view photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony.