Health

Maimonides Medical Center celebrates Black History Month

Maimonides Medical Center hosted a celebratory event in honor of Black History Month on Feb. 9. The program included welcoming remarks from Ken Gibbs, president and CEO at Maimonides; a keynote address by Hon. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s oldest hospital has new CEO, new plan for managing care and growth

Snuggled between DeKalb Avenue and the southern end of Fort Greene Park is a brick-and-mortar source of potential — a hospital with so much history that it was built when the only way to cross the East River was by ferry.  … Full Article

Maimonides honors National Heart Month

The Heart & Vascular Center at Maimonides honored National Heart Month with a flag-raising ceremony and speaking program on Feb. 5 in the main lobby of the hospital. … Full Article

NYC waters are teeming with plastic particles, study finds

The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply, according to a new report by an environmental group. … Full Article

Pediatric neurosurgeons join New York Methodist Hospital

Pediatric neurosurgeons Dr. Mark Souweidane, Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Caitlin Hoffman recently joined the faculty of New York Methodist Hospital (NYM). … Full Article

Maimonides cites low re-admission rates for patients

Maimonides Medical Center, a hospital famous for its treatment of heart disease, has the lowest readmission rates of cardiac patients of any health care institution in New York City, according to hospital officials, who cited information from the New York state Department of Health (DOH). … Full Article

Senate task force to hold hearing in Brooklyn on heroin addiction

State lawmakers, doctors and families of young people killed by heroin overdoses will all be in Dyker Heights later this month for a hearing aimed at finding solutions to a shocking and growing problem of drug abuse in New York. … Full Article

Donovan asks: Does U.S. have resources to fight Zika?

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Zika virus is spreading explosively throughout the Americas, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has requested information from the U.S. … Full Article

De Blasio honors Pam Brier, former Maimonides CEO and president

Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray, congressional leaders, prominent members of the business community, leaders from across the health care industry and local elected officials joined together on Wednesday at the Maimonides Annual Gala to honor recently retired Maimonides Medi … Full Article

New York Methodist Hospital establishes Child Life Program

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) has established a Child Life Program that provides children with the emotional and psychosocial support that helps them and their families cope with inpatient hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room.  … Full Article

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