Health

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. … Full Article

Study: More in NYC sent to treatment after drug law reforms

More New York City residents arrested on felony drug charges are being sent to treatment instead of jail and prison since harsh state drug laws were reformed in 2009, but still only one in five eligible defendants is actually enrolled in a program, according to a new study released Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospital Center’s CEO is stepping down

Dr. Richard Becker, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), is leaving his job to become the CEO of New Found Health, a hospital and healthcare company affiliated with private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners.  … Full Article

How to stay healthy in cold weather? Doctor has tips

Flu season is here, but Brooklyn residents can avoid the coughing, sneezing and aching agony associated with the flu if they take precautions in the cold weather, according to a top doctor. … Full Article

Marty Markowitz joins Brooklyn Board of Directors at American Heart Association

Marty Markowitz, Vice President, Borough Promotion & Engagement at NYC & Company, was named to the Brooklyn Board of Directors at the American Heart Association this month.   … Full Article

NY Methodist Hospital and Preserve Park Slope reach agreement on new outpatient center

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) and Preserve Park Slope (PPS) on Thursday announced the settlement of the litigation commenced by PPS, challenging the approval of the hospital’s Center for Community Health (CCH) by New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals.  NYM, PPS and the city’s C … Full Article

Gentile sponsoring free mammograms

Women seeking mammograms can get the all-important the breast cancer screening for free, thanks to Councilmember Vincent Gentile and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, who are teaming up to provide a mobile clinic outside the lawmaker’s Bay Ridge district office on Jan. 9. … Full Article

NYU Langone helps Lutheran HealthCare expand pediatric services

The Emergency Department at Lutheran Medical Center will be expanding its services for children, including having some of its doctors and nurses dedicated to pediatric care 24/7 under an agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center, officials announced this week. … Full Article

NYC Council calls for renewal of Sept. 11 health bill

 The New York City Council is introducing a resolution calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.
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Guild for Exceptional Children joins Rite Aid’s KidsCents charity

A Bay Ridge-based organization that helps the developmentally disabled stands to benefit from shoppers buying shampoo, toothpaste and other items at local Rite Aid pharmacies. … Full Article

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