New pharmacy and better cancer services are among the improvements.
The hospital’s chief medical officer, Dr. Yvette Johnson-Threat, says there are several new services heretofore unavailable to the community.
Johnson-Threat said the hospital didn’t have the full breadth of cancer services the community needed. It also added services to treat congestive heart failure, a common diagnosis at the hospital.
Not having a neighborhood pharmacy, she said, caused a “critical need” in the East End. “To get to CVS from this neighborhood doesn’t seem like a big chore, but it is,” she said. “You have to catch two buses to get to 25th and Main.”