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News Archive '04

The Angelic Voices of TBHC

December 24, 2004
We Lift Our Voices High unto the Lord! Vanurance Benjamin, MD, MPH, and President of the choir, founded the Angelic Voices in 1998 at Bronx Lebanon Hospital while a resident. As a child, growing up in Houston , Texas , a musical ministry had always been one of his desires. Coming from a very spiritual background, he explained that "he said a prayer, and it was answered". The choir began singing at hospital functions in 1998. The community opened up its arms, embraced his dream, and allowed the Angelic Voices to sing for them. Read more >

The Great American Smoke-Out

November 9, 2004
Thursday, November 19, 2004 is the Great American Smoke-Out, and this year the Cancer Commission Department would like to assist all of the staff of The Brooklyn Hospital Center in their quest to be part of the Smoke-Out. How are we going to help? Please check the list below: Read more >

Path Center Honored by NYC Department of Health

November 8, 2004
The PATH Center and its Medical Director, Dr. Leonard Berkowitz, were among the HIV service providers honored with Community Partnership in Public Health awards on Friday, November 12, 2004. Read more >

Pediatric Reverse Trick or Treat

October 29, 2004
Friday October 29th, 2004 Pediatrics celebrated Halloween on the inpatient unit with our reverse trick or treating. This happens when members of other departments come and bring a trick or a treat to ALL the hospitalized children. The kids love having visitors come to see them and brighten their days. The parents are also excited, especially the parents of that one baby celebrating his or her first Halloween. This year we had a face painter, some costumes and also encouraged families to bring in their own costumes from home. Read more >

Physical Therapy Helps Bride Walk Down the Aisle

October 23, 2004
In today's society there are still workers at The Brooklyn Hospital Center who are fulfilled by the labor of their love in helping patients to recover and resume the life they once knew or helping them to come as close as possible to the life they once had. The success of the patient does not solely rely on the worker, but is dependent on the patient as well. The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which is located in the Fort Green section of Brooklyn, is one hospital that was blessed with Mrs. Safiya Spellman and staff members who made a difference in her life. Read more >

Caledonian Health Fair Offers Free Flu Vaccine

October 16, 2004
On Saturday October 16th 2004, the Caledonian Family Health Center hosted its 2nd annual Health Fair as a Diagnostic and Treatment Facility. The Health Fair was held in both the front parking lot as well as in the ambulatory care suite where community residents were screened for blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. In addition, oral screenings were conducted as were hearing tests. Distribution of the flu vaccine accounted for some of the success of the Health Read more >

Brooklyn Hospital Welcomes A New Residency Program

September 18, 2004
On June 30, 2004, the Conference Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center was full of mostly energetic, and perhaps slightly apprehensive, new residents. Amongst this group were a few select pharmacists. Read more >

Radiology Receives Prestigious Accreditation

August 18, 2004
[click here to schedule an appointment with Radiology Oncology]      Earlier this year, the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center applied for a renewal of our accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). In Radiation Oncology, we have always tried to provide excellent care to our patients. We sought to obtain this accreditation because we believe that this is the most prestigious accreditation in Radiation Oncology. Read more >

And the Winner of the Caring Heart Award goes to....

July 19, 2004
The Pastoral Care Advisory Committee was challenged beyond expectation! The members' task was to review the twenty nominees for the coveted Caring Heart Award 2004, and choose the recipient. The fact of the matter was that all twenty deserved this great honor. Read more >

Pediatrics Sets Up Distinct Means to Orient New Residents

June 15, 2004
Where can you find a 92-year-old carousel, a tortilla factory, and the gravesite of the first African American woman physician to work in New York City? In Brooklyn, of course! These are just some of the things 10 neophyte pediatricians learned about their new home borough on June 25. The physicians, all of whom start their pediatric residencies at The Brooklyn Hospital Center this July, participated in a Brooklyn Treasure Hunt as part of their orientation. Read more >

Resolution 2004

January 5, 2004
VOLUNTEER SERVICES Hazel Stephen, Coordinator:"To rejuvenate the volunteer department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center to include more volunteer community programs, in efforts to mentor young adults who are interested in health care professions." SURGERY Dr. Stephen Carryl, Chairman:"(For) the department of surgery (to) become the premiere department in the hospital!" GASTROENTEROLOGY Dr. Kiran Bhat, Chief: Read more >

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