Join Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
for a community discussion on the health care needs of Roosevelt Islanders at
10 AM on Saturday, July 9 at The Cafe at Cornell Tech.
The July 9 meeting is a follow up to June 11 meeting exploring the health care
needs of Roosevelt Island residents.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
joined with Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) President Rossana
Ceruzzi, long time and soon to retire Roosevelt Island pediatrician Dr Kathy
Grimm and a group of about 20 concerned residents
to explore plans to bring a comprehensive health care facility to Roosevelt
Island during a Saturday, June 11 morning meeting at Cornell Tech.
I had a great town hall meeting this morning with Roosevelt Island residents
talking about the healthcare needs and access for Island residents.
Healthcare inequity is something that affects NYers every single
day & I’m here to find solutions.
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney)
June 18, 2022
Following the meeting, Dr Grimm took Congresswoman Maloney on a tour of the
medical offices she currently shares with
Dr Jack Resnick at 520 Main Street. That office is hoped to be the future home of a new Roosevelt Island
comprehensive medical facility.
I spoke with Ms Maloney and Doctor Grimm after the office tour which included
the room where an X-Ray machine was left by the
Urgent Care company
that vacated the premises several years ago. According to Ms Maloney:
I’m here with Dr Katherin Grimm who has served this community for many
years. She regretfully is going to cut her hours back and we need another
medical facility here on the Island.
We just had a meeting with community leaders. We have come up with a plan.
We are going to approach RIOC to see if they will buy into it and support
We are conducting a survey of the residents of the Island. If they
would use this facility if a world-class medical establishment came
Medical care is needed on the Island not only for Covid shots and treatment
but for pediatrics and for all types of care.
I hope I’ll be able to work with community to achieve this goal
During the meeting at Cornell Tech, RIRA President Rossana Ceruzzi told the
group she has spoken with Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Shelton Haynes about the proposed new medical facility for 520
Main Street. Ms Ceruzzi requested RIOC and Hudson Related (the Main Street
Retail Master Leaseholder) provide some incentives such as free rent for a
period of time to a new medical practice as an inducement to open on Roosevelt
Island. Ms Ceruzzi said Mr Haynes indicated he was open to the idea and is
willing to explore it further.
Ms Maloney and Ms Ceruzzi hope to attract a first class medical provider such
as Weill Cornell Medicine, NYU Langone or Northwell to a new Roosevelt Island
If you would like to see a comprehensive health care facility on Roosevelt Island, please come to the Saturday July 9 meeting with Congresswoman Maloney at Cornell Tech Cafe to share your ideas.