Health

Hospitals in Brooklyn to cut services, hire temps in case of a nurses strike

Nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a strike if negotiations with hospitals fail. … Full Article

Nurses' union says strike authorized if negotiations fail

Leaders of the union representing 18,000 nurses at 14 private hospitals in New York City said Wednesday the nurses could go on strike if negotiations with management fail. … Full Article

Maimonides expert: Every second counts in stroke treatment

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to Dr. Steven Rudolph, director of the Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center, and is the leading cause of disability in adults. … Full Article

Maimonides trustee wins United Hospital Fund award

Maimonides Medical Center was front and center at a recent awards luncheon held by the United Hospital Fund, as one of its board members was honored. … Full Article

City offers mental health help to young Sandy victims

Many of Superstorm Sandy’s youngest victims are still suffering, more than two years after the devastating hurricane, according to officials at the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. … Full Article

NYU Lutheran experts applaud mayor’s mental health stance

Mayor Bill de Blasio is on target when he speaks about the city’s need to expand mental health services according to officials at Brooklyn’s NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, who said that the mental health of children and families demands more attention from city government. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s ‘LICH Act’ inches through NYS legislature

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, called the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act, is inching its way through both houses of the state legislature. … 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

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