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Brooklyn Hospital Applies for Grant to Fund Three-Hospital Merger; Wyckoff Heights Unaware of Inclusion

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hospital has applied for a grant from the state to help fund a merger between it, Interfaith Medical Center and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, both also in Brooklyn, according to a Crain's New York Business report.

The state's Medicaid Redesign Team recommended the merger to better coordinate and integrate care for Brooklyn residents. However, Wyckoff Heights CEO Ramon Rodriguez told Crain's he was unaware it had been included in the merger described in the grant application.

Wyckoff's board has not yet agreed to the merger, which would give control to Brooklyn Hospital. Several Wyckoff board members have stepped down or resigned in protest of the deal.

Wyckoff did however apply for its own HEAL grant separate from Brooklyn Hospital, according to the report. The application stated Wyckoff would use the funds to create an integrated delivery system with primary care providers, according to the report.

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