49th Assembly District
from Assemblyman
Peter Abbate
District Offices: 8500 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214 • 718-236-1764 • 6419 11th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219 • (718) 232-9565
Assemblyman Peter Abbate

Working to ensure that medical care continues in our community

Dear Neighbor:

For the last three years, I had been working with Councilman Vincent Gentile, State Senator Marty Golden and other prominent local leaders trying to ensure that our community has a well run facility to handle medical cases. Unfortunately, the people who were running Victory Memorial Hospital led the institution down a path that resulted in its takeover this past July by the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

It is shameful that Victory had to close its doors, but our community has averted a crisis by having Downstate step in. The hospital has a 24 hour urgent care unit, an ambulatory surgery facility and a number of other clinics at their 92nd Street location. Additionally, the nursing home is still serving the needs of our community’s senior citizens.

Click here to view a copy of a letter I received from William Guarinello, former Chairman of the Victory Memorial Board of Trustees, thanking me for my efforts in trying to keep Victory’s doors open. Also to acknowledge the efforts of Jerry Kassar, I’ve included an excerpt from his article from the Brooklyn Spectator (July 5-11, 2008).

I will continue to do all I can to see that quality of life issues such as this get addressed and resolved in our neighborhoods. If I can ever be of assistance, please contact me at one of my local offices, 8500 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214 (718-236-1764) or 6419 11th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219 (718-232-9565).