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News Archive '05

TBHC Podiatry Runs 24/7

November 18, 2005
To chedule an appointment with the Dept. of Podiatry please call 718 250-8753 You may not notice as you go through your daily routine, but there is a great deal of activity up on the 8 th floor in the Maynard Building at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). In addition to General and Orthopedic Surgery (featured in the last issue of Heartbeat magazine), you will find the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Read more >

Caledonian's Outpatient Dental and Oral Surgery facility

November 2, 2005
The past year has seen a great deal of growth and expansion with the Caledonian Health Center's newly-opened Outpatient Dental and Oral Surgery facility. The new nine-chair facility is now open everyday, Monday though Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering comprehensive dental and oral surgical services. Read more >

The Caring Heart Award

October 24, 2005
This year's annual Caring Heart Award is presented to Audrey Sealey, a twenty-year plus veteran staff member who is presently engaged as the Trauma Coordinator, Department of Surgery. She is known for her compassion for patients, taking into account their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. She sees patients holistically, and works diligently at ministering to them. She treats patients as if they are members of her own family. Read more >

TBHC Cancer Support Programs

October 22, 2005
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New Clinics at TBHC to Better Serve the Community

October 3, 2005
Over the last year, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has established several enhanced patient services within the hospital to serve our community's various health needs. TBHC is proud to announce the following new services for our patients: Read more >

TBHC Spotlight on Dr. Andras Fenyves

October 1, 2005
Dr. Andras Fenyves was born in Hungary . He attended Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest , Hungary and while in school, worked as a part-time ambulance paramedic to support his family. He was inspired by his father as well as his grandfather, who were both physicians. Dr. Fenyves graduated in 1995 and moved to The United States, where he enrolled in the Internal Medicine Residency Program of New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital . Following his residency training, he worked as a hospitalist physician with Central Brooklyn Medical Group. Read more >

New Member of Ambulatory Care at Caledonian

September 30, 2005
Dinah Surh, MPH is a native New Yorker who loves the opportunities and challenges of providing healthcare for our ethnically diverse communities. Dinah has over twenty years of direct senior ambulatory care management experience in large hospital-based and community-oriented primary care networks, on both a facility and corporate-wide basis. These settings have provided her the opportunity to create and facilitate the implementation of many innovative primary care and community-based programs in the large urban neighborhoods of New York City. Read more >

TBHC Physicians Provide Medical Care to Hurricane Katrina Victims

September 26, 2005
This past September, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals from all over the United States went to New Orleans to assist in the aftermath of the greatest natural disaster to ever hit the United States, Hurricane Katrina. Representing The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) were Dr. Irizarry, Chairman of Emergency Medicine Department, and Dr. Raymond Harvey, from the Department of Family Practice. Read more >

Quilting Party for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Dept. Written by Phoebe Steinhoff

September 21, 2005
[Schedule an appointment with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department] Read more >

New PCAP Program, Comenzando Bien

September 16, 2005
Click here to schedule an appointment with the PCAP department Comenzando Bien Program The Prenatal Care Assistance Program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) always seeks to advance and improve on existing conditions under the direction of Egondu Onuoha, PCAP Director. Although PCAP currently services all women who are pregnant with prenatal education via the PCAP team, they know that expanding prenatal care educational outreach to the community is very important. Read more >

WIC Current Events and Programs for 2005

September 6, 2005
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TBHC's Nursing Home Liaison

August 25, 2005
Ms. Annaliza Garcia, RN, holds a unique position in The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) as our Nursing Home Liaison. Ms. Garcia holds many responsibilities within her department, as she is, essentially, the entire department! As the person responsible for establishing and maintaining liaison activities between TBHC and all the nursing facilities within the community, Ms. Read more >

TBHC Student Nurse Exam Program

August 24, 2005
For the last four years, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been hosting its annual Student Nurse Extern Program, which took place June 13 through August 19. Denise Harris, RN, Nursing Education Coordinator (NEC) for ED, explained, "The program was designed to give undergrad nursing students hands-on experience and basic nursing skills". These students are coming from many different colleges, such as Long Island University , New York City Tech, Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing, LaSalle University , LaGuardia Community College , College of Mt. Read more >

Painting a Perfect Picture

August 23, 2005
[click here to schedule an appointment at the PATH Center]     Kenneth Mitchell, Peer Educator in The PATH Center, is painting a mural on the wall of the PATH Family Program at Caledonian - a gift to the children who are seen in PATH. Karen Thompson, the Program's Coordinator, asked Mr. Mitchell if he would consider lending his talent.  Read more >

New Shining "Star of Life" Ambulance Written by Marilyn Capuano

August 17, 2005
Although we see the "Star of Life" almost every day, it is one of those things that blend into our everyday life and we don't give it much thought. You may not even be able to recall where you see it; it is on the emblem of the uniforms worn by all certified Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics and on every ambulance used to provide emergency medical services. There are six points to the star, each representing an aspect of the Emergency Medical Services System. They are:     * Detection     * Reporting Read more >

TBHC Host Visiting Physicians Team from China

August 7, 2005
This past year, Mr. Samuel Lehrfeld, President and CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), was joined by Mr. Mohammed Shahjahan, Director of Respiratory Care during a trip to Fujian Provincial Hospital in China . The trip had two distinctive purposes - one was to improve TBHC's relations with the Chinese population in the Brooklyn Community, and the other was to present a conference on the healthcare management of patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Read more >

TBHC Introduces the Clinician Desktop

August 3, 2005
In late 2004, The Brooklyn Hospital Center's (TBHC) Information Systems initiated a project to create a Clinician Desktop PC. This system was implemented to "bridge the gap" between where we currently are with information technology and where we envision TBHC in the next few years. Read more >

TBHC Welcomes New Senior VP of Nursing

August 1, 2005
Mrs. Opal Sinclair-Chung has recently joined The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) as Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer. A senior healthcare executive with over fifteen years of progressive experience in nursing operations and patient care management, Ms. Sinclair-Chung holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Healthcare Administration, with a Minor in Community Health from Long Island University. Read more >

TBHC Visits Grenada in Collaborative Leadership Effort

July 27, 2005
This past year, representatives from the country of Grenada and The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) met on two occasions. The first meeting with the Prime Minister, Dr. The Right Hon. Keith C. Mitchell, MP, included presenting the country of Grenada with an ambulance; the second meeting was to explore opportunities of working together. This meeting included the Minister of Health of Grenada, Senator Hon. Read more >

Improvements to the TBHC Medical Library

July 24, 2005
The Brooklyn Hospital Center 's (TBHC) Medical Library, located on the third floor North Pavilion, has recently acquired some improvements, particularly in regards to their computer systems and literary resources. These upgrades were possible primarily due to the monies collected from the 2003 Founders Ball. Read more >

TBHC Infusion Center Plans

July 6, 2005
Proceeds from last year's 2004 Founders Ball are going towards the creation of a new, state-of-the-art Infusion Center . This new Infusion Center will allow our physicians, expert in the care and treatment of both children and adults afflicted with cancer and other allied diseases, to provide patients with treatment in a comfortable and comforting environment. Read more >

Tribute to Arthur Blutstein

July 2, 2005
This past year marked the retirement of a long-time employee and friend of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). On July 1, 1967 , Arthur Blutstein began a career that spanned 38 years. He started his career at the Caledonian Hospital and moved to The Brooklyn Hospital after the merger of the two institutions in 1983. Mr. Blutstein married his wife, Judy, 26 years ago, presently the Perinatal Nurse Coordinator for Dr. Cabbad. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Tamara, Jessica and Melissa, all of whom were born at Caledonian or The Brooklyn Hospital. Read more >

2005 Founders Ball to Benefit Geriatrics Unit

July 1, 2005
Each year, The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation hosts the Founders Ball, an annual event held primarily for fundraising purposes. This year, the proceeds of the 2005 Founders Ball will benefit a specialized and comprehensive Geriatric Unit. Read more >

2005 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

June 20, 2005
Click here to view pictures from the 2005 Graduate Recognition Ceremony For your convenience, pictures from the 2005 Graduate Ceremony photos are available online at Kodak's official web site The Kodak website will allow you to view and print selected images. If you need additional assistance, please contact The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Outreach Department at 718-250-8325. Read more >

TBHC Appoints New Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

June 16, 2005
[click here to schedule an appointment with Robert Meyerson, M.D., FAAOS]     Read more >

National Cancer Survivors Day at TBHC

June 15, 2005
Saturday, June 4, 2005 was a day of celebration at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, as 240 cancer survivors, their relatives, and friends celebrated "National Cancer Survivors Day" The survivors ranged in age from 80+ to 5 years old. Read more >

2005 Graduate Recognition Ceremony

June 2, 2005
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TBHC Medical Team Helps in Honduras

June 2, 2005
Fundación Amor a Honduras is an organization that helps people with low incomes in need of medical care and treatment, and operates with donations from the U.S. Dr. Alexis Reyes, President of the organization, met Jeovanni Rivas, Director of Biomedical Engineering (Comprehensive Equipment Management Corporation) from The Brooklyn Hospital Center during a recent visit to his aunt in Honduras. At this meeting, the two addressed the limited amount of available medical equipment in the country. As Mr. Read more >

TBHC Pediatric Resident Treasure Hunt

June 1, 2005
The second annual Department of Pediatrics Residents' Brooklyn Treasure Hunt took place on Friday, June 24, 2005. Council member Leticia James presided over the kick-off ceremony at the hospital. Read more >

Starlight Starbright Brings Smiles to TBHC

May 27, 2005
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) welcomed the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation of Metro New York this past May 2005. During their visit, Starlight-Starbright had lunch with our administration and shared their vision and goals on how to collaborate and continue their support of The Child Life Program. Read more >

The Health Partners Mobile Health Clinic in Brooklyn

May 19, 2005
The Brooklyn Hospital Center welcomed Liz Holleran, BSN, RN, Community Health Nurse to the Community and Public Affairs Committee Meeting on May 9th, 2005. Ms. Holleran gave a presentation on behalf of the Brooklyn Community Health Partners Mobile Clinic in regards to community-based care. The Brooklyn Community Health Partners is a program funded through a federal grant obtained through New York University , and run by the Division of Nursing at The Steinhardt School of Education. Ms. Read more >

2005 Nursing Recognition Day Ceremony

May 1, 2005
For your convenience, pictures from the Nursing Recognition Day Ceremony are available online at Kodak's official web site The Kodak website will allow you to view and print selected images. If you need additional assistance, please contact The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Outreach Department at 718-250-8325. Read more >

TBHC Physicians Provide Medical Care in Haiti

April 15, 2005
In April 2005, Dr. Lubin, Dr. Carryl, Dr. LeBlanc and Resident Joseph Chang, Emergency Medicine, embarked on a trip to Haiti to provide medical assistance to a clinic in the local community of Milot, located in the Northern part of the island. This clinic is available to the community through Sacred Heart Hospital , an established hospital center, and organized through C.R.U.D.E.M., a Catholic mission. Read more >

ICANL Deems TBHC Accredited Nuclear Laboratory

April 12, 2005
[Schedule an appointment with the Department of Nuclear Medicine]     Read more >

Caledonian Health Center Strategic Plans, Strategic Partners

March 25, 2005
The Caledonian Health Facility continues to move forward with its partnering efforts through local community-based organizations (CBO's). The Haitian Center Council, the Haitian Women's Program, and CAMBA continue to be partners with the Caledonian Health Center , working closely with the PATH center to address the needs of individuals with HIV and AIDS. As our relationships with organizations expand, the Caledonian Health Center is looking to work more closely with our partnering CBO's to address the primary care needs of a larger number of their constituents. Read more >

Caledonian Health Center

March 10, 2005
The Caledonian Health Facility continues to move forward with its partnering efforts through local community-based organizations (CBO's). The Haitian Center Council, the Haitian Women's Program, and CAMBA continue to be partners with the Caledonian Health Center , working closely with the PATH center to address the needs of individuals with HIV and AIDS. Read more >

TransCare Donates Ambulance to Grenada

March 2, 2005
Recently, Brooklyn-based TransCare Ambulance Corporation donated an ambulance to the country of Grenada to help the victims of Hurricane Ivan during a ceremony with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz . On March 4, 2005, TransCare Chief Executive Officer Matt Harrison, along with President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brooklyn Hospital Center Sam Lehrfeld, presented the ambulance keys to the Honorable Allen McGuire, Consul General of Grenada. Read more >

Patient Satisfaction

February 22, 2005
The Power of the Word -             Kindness is a language which thedeaf can hear and the blind can read                     - Mark Twain What to Know Read more >

TBHC Tsunami Relief Fund

February 15, 2005
The hearts of our staff were touched by terrible tragedy and loss of tens of thousands of lives due to the tsunami in Asia. It spurred us to action. "How can we sit around enjoying life when so many are suffering?" was a question heard on the patient units, the cafeteria, and the hallways. "Let's take up a collection and in this way show our love and support for the victims of this disaster." Read more >

TBHC Celebrates Kids Kicking Sickle Cell Anniversary with Awards Ceremony

February 4, 2005
Recently, The Brooklyn Hospital Center celebrated the Kids Kicking Sickle Cell (KKSC ) program's first anniversary. To mark the occasion, it held an Awards/Belting Ceremony for participants in its martial arts empowerment program. The ceremony was held at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) in Fort Greene , Brooklyn on Wednesday, February 9 th at 6 pm in the cafeteria, and honored all of these young heroes for their achievements. Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, Founder and National Director, and Dr. Read more >

TBHC Hosts "Wear Red Day" Campaign Feb 4, 2005

January 7, 2005
This coming February 4 th marks the 2 nd annual National Wear Red Day for Women! If you're uncertain as to what the significance of this day is, it is a national campaign where people across America will be wearing red to show their support for women and the fight against heart disease. Join the millions of women, including this year's spokesperson, Grammy award-winning R&B singer Toni Braxton, who will wear red to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number-one killer of women. Read more >

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