Volume 20, Number 40 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | February 16 - 23, 2011
Beth Israel is coming to Chinatown
Beth Israel Medical Center officially opened its Chinatown Multispecialty Group on Wednesday February 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 110 Lafayette Street at Walker Street.
The clinic, staffed by bilingual Chinese-English physicians, surgeons and supporting staff, brings specialty medical services treating heart, vascular, lung, chest, gastro-intestinal and cancer conditions to Chinatown residents.
“The opening of this new group demonstrates another strong union between New York’s Asian community and Beth Israel,” said Dr. Harris M. Nagler, president of Beth Israel Medical Center. Beth Israel’s Asian Services Center, which includes the Chinatown Multispecialty Group, has a long tract record of working with local Chinese American physicians and community leaders to provide quality health care to the community. Nagler said.
The group aims to work with local physicians to provide outpatient needs in Chinatown by bridging the gap and to provide a continuity of care throughout the entire process from outpatient evaluation to hospital treatment and intervention, to post operative care and follow-up, said Martin S. Karpeh Jr. chairman of Beth Israel’s Department of Surgery.
Office hours at the Lafayette Street clinic are normally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with some physicians available “23/7” via cell phone. In additions, the bilingual staff will assist patients and referring physicians with any other needs for hospital services.
Beth Israel Medical Center is part of Continuum Health Partners, Inc., a not-for-profit system that also include St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, Long Island College Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
— Albert Amateau