A kind doctor is one who is said to have a good bedside manner. But Dr. Mary Kristine Ellis is different. She shows her compassion for her patients by taking them to the grocery store. … Full Article

Maimonides Hospital holds ‘Champions of Healing Annual Gala’

The Kids for Kids Foundation, an organization to raise funds for children and families battling catastrophic diseases, was honored by Maimonides Medical Center on Monday at the Champions of Healing Annual Gala at Barclays Center. … Full Article

Brooklyn court fines drug company $260 million for selling misbranded cancer drugs

One of the nation's largest wholesale drug companies pled guilty in Brooklyn’s Federal Court Wednesday morning to illegally distributing misbranded drugs and for failing to register with the Food and Drug Administration. It agreed to pay a fine of $260 million. … Full Article

Health visionary Dr. Mitchell Katz tapped by de Blasio to save NYC’s public hospitals

With cutbacks on the city’s public health care system looming, the highly-lauded head of Los Angeles’ public health system, Dr. Mitchell Katz, has been nominated by Mayor Bill De Blasio to run NYC Health + Hospitals (also known as Health and Hospitals Corp., or HHC). … Full Article

Medicaid cuts could ‘decimate’ safety net hospitals all over Brooklyn

On Oct. 1, Brooklyn’s public and safety net hospitals could be hit with potentially crippling cuts to Medicaid payments, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned on Tuesday. … Full Article

Plan to convert Brooklyn VA Hospital to ambulatory center raises alarm with vets, pols

A plan to eliminate inpatient surgery at Brooklyn’s VA hospital and transfer these services to the Manhattan VA hospital is raising alarm among Brooklyn and Staten Island military veterans and local officials, who say they are worried the move will cause a hardship for veterans in the outer borou … Full Article

Author Sheryl Haft introduces kids to ‘Baby-Boo’

Children’s book author Sheryl Haft met some of her youngest fans at a fun-filled gathering this week at the Magical Years Early Childhood Center of the Family Health Centers, a Sunset Park program sponsored by NYU Langone.  … Full Article

Music That Heals receives grant to perform at Maimonides Hospital

With a roster of more than 40 professional musicians Music That Heals (MTH) is proud to be showcasing some of these talented performers at Maimonides Hospital through a grant received from the Francesco Loccisano Foundation (Frankie’s Mission), who is dedicated to helping families of children wit … Full Article

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn names new chief of surgery

Dr. Prashant Sinha has been named the new chief of surgery at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, taking the reins of a department that has become the Brooklyn hub of NYU Langone Health. … Full Article

NYU Langone receives $25 million gift from the Bezos Family Foundation

NYU Lutheran Medical Center has formally changed its name to NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn. The name change is a major development for longtime residents of the neighborhood who have always known it as Lutheran Hospital. … Full Article


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