Health

Bay Ridge group gets grant for mental health help

A Bay Ridge-based organization that runs educational programs for residents from the Middle East has been named as one of the recipients of a grant from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and will now expand its mission to provide assistance to people facing mental health issues. … Full Article

NYC’s mental health programs expanded by first lady

Fourteen community organizations – with eight serving Brooklyn – have received grants in an innovative program spearheaded by First Lady Chirlane McCray to provide mental health care in existing neighborhood facilities. … Full Article

Eugene secures $4.9 million for Kings County Hospital

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, the City Council’s only physician, has done something to improve the health of Kings County Hospital, but he didn’t need a stethoscope to do it. … Full Article

Blood drive pays tribute to P.S. 102 custodian

A Bay Ridge school custodian who died three years ago will be remembered at a blood drive organized by his mother. … Full Article

New York Methodist Hospital welcomes new chief of thoracic surgery

Dr. Sebron Harrison recently joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) as chief of thoracic surgery. … Full Article

Seniors make blankets for NYU Lutheran newborns

In an act of love and generosity, senior citizens from the Sunset Park Neighborhood Center devoted four months to knitting baby blankets for new moms in need, according to officials at NYU Lutheran, who said the seniors recently visited NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Women and Children' … Full Article

Interfaith’s Smile Brooklyn Dental Center screens elementary schoolers at ‘Give Kids A Smile’ event

Thanks to Interfaith Medical Center’s Department of Dental Medicine, 66 elementary school students from The Weeksville School (P.S. … Full Article

Maimonides celebrates Lunar New Year

In celebration of Lunar New Year, the Year of the Monkey, Maimonides Medical Center hosted a special event on Feb. … Full Article

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

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