Health

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 d … Full Article

Bay Ridge floral designer’s mission: Helping kids in hospitals

Robert Rising is proof that great ideas can come out of the most trying circumstances. … Full Article

UPDATE: Drug treatment center backs out of Bay Ridge

State Sen. Marty Golden said Tuesday that he has learned that ACI, the non-profit group seeking to open a drug addiction treatment clinic at the site of the former Victory Memorial Hospital in Bay Ridge, has backed off the plan. … Full Article

Prissana Alston named SVP and Chief Nursing Officer at Interfaith Medical Center

Prissana Alston, a nurse leader with more than three decades of experience, has been named senior vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Interfaith Medical Center.  … Full Article

Brooklyn man tells how he went from couch potato to 5K runner

Three years ago, Donald Stankalis weighed 440 pounds and was a confirmed couch potato. But now, after losing an astonishing 250 pounds, he is no longer a slave to his couch. In fact, he’s so physically fit, he runs in 5K races and plans to take part in half-marathons. … Full Article

LIU Brooklyn cuts the ribbon on new, high-tech nursing school

LIU Brooklyn cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art nursing school on Wednesday and proudly showed off its modern labs, classrooms and suite of simulated learning environments. … Full Article

The Brooklyn Hospital Center names new orthopaedics chief

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) and interim President and CEO Jonathan Weld announced this week that Dr. Joseph Fetto has been named the hospital’s chief of orthopaedics. Prior to joining TBHC, Dr. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran to host 132nd Annual Dinner Dance May 16

NYU Lutheran and its Board of Trustees will host its 132nd Annual Dinner Dance on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. The Venetian Carnival-themed gala will be held at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. … Full Article
New Brookdale Family Care Center Opens In Brooklyn

VIDEO: Brookdale Hospital opens new Family Care Center in East New York

The oldest living person in New York joined in celebrating the opening of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center’s new Family Care Center in East New York. … Full Article

St. Nicholas Home hosts barbecue-fundraiser

Dozens of civic leaders from Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst munched on pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, Buffalo wings and other tasty finger foods at a backyard barbecue Sunday afternoon, but they weren’t eating just for the fun of it. It was part of a fundraiser for the St. … Full Article
LICH Supporters Continue Fight For Hospital

LICH physicians lose appeal, vow to keep fighting for hospital in Brooklyn

The state Supreme Court's Appellate Division in Brooklyn Heights on Friday dismissed the appeal of a doctors group seeking to block the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer. … Full Article

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