The Brooklyn Hospital Center Named Official Hometown Hospital of Barclays Center

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Barclays Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center to partner in keeping Brooklyn healthy.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Barclays Center as its official Hometown Hospital.

The announcement was made by hospital President and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD, who said The Brooklyn Hospital Center serves more than one million of the borough’s residents.

“We are thrilled to be the official Hometown Hospital of Barclays Center, which is continuing the renaissance of downtown Brooklyn,” said Dr. Becker. “Our partnership with Barclays Center will aim to keep Brooklyn healthy by providing a very visible and important platform to accomplish our goals.”

“We are delighted to welcome The Brooklyn Hospital Center as our official Hometown Hospital,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. “The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been keeping Brooklyn healthy for more than 160 years and is an important Brooklyn institution. In becoming a part of the borough’s diverse community, Barclays Center is dedicated to teaming with The Brooklyn Hospital Center in promoting health and wellness.”

According to Dr. Becker, one of the most exciting aspects of the sponsorship will be The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Interactive Space located on the main concourse of Barclays Center. The Interactive Space will be open during arena events and feature entertaining, interactive health care information for the public.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center will also sponsor all Barclays Center promoted high-school-related events and host a BROOKLYN HOOPS™ basketball camp for 50 kids.

In addition, TBHC will conduct health education and screenings, providing giveaways, activities, and valuable health tips for fans and athletes in conjunction with the Barclays Center Mobile Unit The Experience throughout the community, as well as at its annual health fair in Fort Greene Park and at the Barclays Center outdoor plaza.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center:
Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed teaching hospital, offering primary and specialized medical care, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services, cutting-edge technology, and specialized surgery to nearly 300,000 patients annually. Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s downtown revitalization district, TBHC is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and trains more than 250 physicians each year.

About Barclays Center
Scheduled to open in September 2012, Barclays Center will be a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM ( and SHoP Architects (, Barclays Center will have one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center will offer 18,200 seats for basketball and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and will also have 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs, and a restaurant.

Barclays Center will host an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, professional hockey, and the Brooklyn Nets. Some of the special programming that is already scheduled includes JAY Z, who will open the building on September 28 with the first of his multiple concerts, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Rush,UB40, Maxi Priest, The King’s Men gospel concert with Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel Houghton, the Barclays Center Classic men’s college basketball tournament, Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, Islanders vs. Devils game, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice, and the New York Masters equestrian show jumping. Current programming alliances with Barclays Center include Golden Boy Promotions, IMG, Feld Entertainment, Lagardère Unlimited, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include Calvin Klein, Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, MetroPCS, Stolichnaya, and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: Anheuser-Busch, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, The Coca-Cola Company, Haier America, HighPoint Solutions, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Tyco, and Willis.

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center will be accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

For more information on Barclays Center please visit

The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Catherine Derr, 718.250.8325

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Public Relations
Contact: Nadine Woloshin 212-843-8041; 917-699-9456; nwoloshin(at)rubenstein(dot)com

Barclays Center
Barry Baum, 718-942-9533, bbaum(at)brooklynnets(dot)com
Mandy Gutmann, 718-942-9587, mgutmann(at)brooklynnets(dot)com

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