Health

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

Brooklyn Hospital Center’s interim CEO to take over on March 1

A trustee of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Jonathan M. Weld, will be taking over as interim president and chief executive officer of the hospital on Sunday, March 1. Weld will serve while the board continues its search for a successor to departing CEO Dr. Richard B. Becker. … Full Article

NYC Councilmember Eugene presents $2.8 M to Kings County Hospital for new PET/CT scanners

NYC Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-40) on Friday presented a check for $2.8 million to Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, to be used to purchase new high-tech PET/CT and CT scanners. … Full Article

Maimonides raises flag to promote heart health

Maimonides Medical Center, recognized by the federal government as one of the top 10 hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac care, marked National Heart Month by raising a flag to honor the work done by doctors, nurses and medical teams to save the lives of patients. … Full Article

Schumer calls for free measles vaccine for kids and adults

Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make measles shots free and easy to obtain for schoolchildren and adults across the country. … Full Article

Maimonides doctors can replace heart valves without major surgery

A heart operation is never going to be as simple as going to the dentist, but doctors at Maimonides Medical Center are working on ways to reduce cardiac complications for their patients. … Full Article

Maimonides and North Shore-LIJ hospitals explore partnership

Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center and Long Island’s North Shore-LIJ Health System announced on Tuesday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiating “exclusive negotiations” to explore a partnership. … Full Article

Former head of nursing returns to Lutheran HealthCare

Lutheran HealthCare has reached back into its past for help in shaping its future. … Full Article

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