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Patients protest Brooklyn dialysis center closing

The Brooklyn Kidney Center (BKC), a dialysis center in Park Slope, has notified patients and staff that it is closing its doors next month, leaving its patients – many in wheelchairs or otherwise disabled – scrambling to find seats in other centers in Brooklyn or elsewhere. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran opens infusion center for cancer patients

With help from an $18,000 donation from Northfield Bank Foundation, NYU Lutheran Medical Center has opened a new infusion center in Bay Ridge to treat patients with cancer, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis and neurological disorders. … Full Article

Kids use art to raise awareness of asthma

A dozen New York City area students, including four from Brooklyn, were winners of a poster contest sponsored by HealthPlus Amerigroup to raise awareness of asthma. The kids will have the honor of seeing the posters they created used in a special calendar. … Full Article

NY Assembly passes ‘LICH Act’ hospital bill

A bill that would require an assessment of community health needs and more transparency when hospitals are threatened with closure passed the New York State Assembly on Wednesday. … Full Article

Schumer joins fight to save VA hospital surgical unit

A controversial plan by Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare to close a 25-bed surgical unit at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center has drawn the ire of New York’s senior senator. … Full Article

Interfaith previews new dental center

Hospital administrators, local officials, community leaders, staff, teachers and students from P.S. … Full Article

Maimonides adopts new approach in nursing

In an effort to address the complex needs of patients and their caregivers, the Nursing Department at Maimonides Medical Center has adopted a new approach to delivering care and interacting with patients and families, according to hospital officials. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols blast plans to close VA Medical Center unit

Plans by the Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System to close an in-patient surgical unit at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center in Bay Ridge are coming under fire from two local elected officials who charged that the shutdown will hurt patients, particularly elderly veterans. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran has new chief medical officer

NYU Lutheran, the Brooklyn hospital that became part of the NYU Langone Health System in April, is getting a new chief medical officer. … Full Article

Maimonides Cancer Center honors Brooklyn Nets, community members at annual benefit

On Tuesday night at the scenic LeFrak Center in Prospect Park, roughly 600 people came together for the 2015 Cancer Center Benefit, organized by the Brooklyn-based Maimonides Cancer Center, to celebrate the facility’s 10th anniversary. … Full Article

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