Health

Brooklyn hospitals welcome first babies of 2017

The first baby born at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in 2017 arrived just a few short hours into the New Year. At 4:10 a.m. on Jan. 1, little Helen Zhu made her big debut at the hospital at 150 55th St. in Sunset Park. … Full Article

Sen. Marty Golden announces new state laws to protect public health to take effect in January

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced numerous pieces of legislation he supported on Tuesday that are set to become New York state law in January designed to improve public health. … Full Article

The Brooklyn Hospital Center seeks state grant to expand local award-winning care

As Downtown Brooklyn continues to experience tremendous growth and transformation, the leadership of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) hosted a “Building Brooklyn’s Future” breakfast briefing with local elected officials to discuss the future of the hospital. … Full Article

Fortis files plans for another tower on the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

The controversial redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill continues with another tower announced on Thursday. … Full Article

Dr. Richard Liebowitz named president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Richard Liebowitz has been appointed president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective Feb. 6. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran names new dialysis unit director

In a move to help patients have more success in combating kidney disease, NYU Lutheran Medical Center has hired a new director for its dialysis unit. Dr. Elizabeth S. … Full Article

NYC rushes to insure thousands of residents before Obamacare dismantled

With the future of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in doubt, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined a host of city officials and health professionals on Tuesday to launch a program to enroll 50,000 low-income city residents in health insurance plans over the next year. … Full Article

Maimonides, Visiting Nurse Service team up to promote health

Maimonides Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in Brooklyn, but part of its mission is to keep people healthy so that they don’t have to go to the hospital. … Full Article

Adams: Brooklyn burn victims’ deaths may have been prevented

Time is critical when getting treated for burns, according to health experts. Yet, despite having the highest population in the city with 2.6 million residents, Brooklyn has no burn center. … Full Article

NY-Presbyterian becomes ‘active parent’ of Park Slope’s NY-Methodist Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope has a “new relationship” with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital network. NewYork-Presbyterian says it has become the “active parent” of New York Methodist, which has been renamed NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. … Full Article

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