Health

New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope has received designation from the state Department of Health (DOH) as a trauma center, meaning the hospital is certified to handle severe, life-threatening … Full Article

Legislation would permit pregnant women to obtain insurance year round

February 15 marked the close of the open enrollment period for health insurance. This means big trouble for uninsured women who have just discovered that they’re pregnant. … Full Article

Squadron puts LICH bill on Senate front burner

A bill meant to ensure that what happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) never happens again to another hospital in New York is poised for consideration in the NYS Senate. … Full Article

New York’s First Lady visits VA to encourage veterans

New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, who has made it her mission during her husband’s mayoralty to speak out on mental health issues, paid a visit to the Veteran Administration’s New York Harbor Healthcare System in Bay Ridge on Thursday to congratulate veterans taking part in an art ther … Full Article

NYS bill would require Medicaid to pay for oxygen wound treatment

Photos of the injuries are stomach-churning: gaping wounds on the bottom of diabetic patients’ feet, amputations that never close, skin ulcers that fail to heal. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center names Mary Anne Healy-Rodriguez senior vice president and chief nursing executive

 The Brooklyn Hospital Center announced Wednesday that Mary Anne Healy-Rodriguez, PhD, RN, NEA-BC has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive. Dr. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Counseling Center moves its office

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a provider of health services to adults and children, has moved its Bay Ridge Counseling Center to 9201 Fourth Ave., officials announced. … Full Article

Living to be a ‘healthy 100’: Maimonides specialist tells all

Recently my wife and I were invited to celebrate the 100th Birthday party of one of my patients. She was one of my first patients shortly after we moved from Minnesota to New York. I performed surgery on her more than thirty years ago (it was not for cancer). … Full Article

Pediatric surgery expands at New York Methodist Hospital

The number of children who come to New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) for general surgery has increased by almost 50 percent in the last two years, with the Hospital now logging almost 500 cases annually. … Full Article

American Heart Association announces new Brooklyn Board of Directors

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has appointed new executive board members for the organization’s Brooklyn Board of Directors. … Full Article

Lutheran Family Health Centers board elects new chairman

A dentist with a passion for helping Brooklyn’s immigrant communities has been tapped to serve as chairman of Lutheran Family Health Centers. … Full Article

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