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TBHC's PATH Center Receives Award from Mayor Bloomberg on World AIDS Day

December 2, 2010
Dr. Leonard Berkowitz, medical director of TBHC's PATH Center, receives award from Mayor Bloomberg on World AIDS Day.The Brooklyn Hospital’s PATH Center was among the recipients of an award from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1st  at the Brooklyn Public Library.  The Mayor was joined by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley at the event, which officially launched Brooklyn Knows, a community-based testing effort that aims to help a half-million Brooklyn residents learn their HIV status over the next four years. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Opens State-Of-The-Art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

December 1, 2010
Baby Jahmari Williams, who was born in September 2009 weighing just one pound 12 ounces, and his mother Samantha Williams joined local officials,  physicians, administrators and staff from The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) to celebrate the opening of a new, six-bed, state-of- the art PICU funded by The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Unveils New TIAA-CREF Stress Lab, Bringing Advanced Diagnostic Cardiac Care to At-Risk New Yorkers

December 1, 2010
New Facility Commemorates Care of TIAA-CREF Managing Consultant Pierre Dejean Who Had Heart Attack During Meeting with TBHC Hospital President Pierre Dejean, a TIAA-CREF Managing Consultant, who had a heart attack in August during a meeting with  The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) President and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD, joined TIAA-CREF President Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., and other TIAA-CREF representatives, local officials, physicians, administrators and staff for the dedication of the hospital’s new TIAA-CREF Stress Lab, which brings much needed advanced diagnostic cardiac care to the borough’s high-risk population. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department Receives $100,000 Grant From Hyundai Hope On Wheels

September 17, 2010
L to R: Cancer patients Nicholas Modestin & Paulina Lopez ,Trustee J. Barclay Collins II, TBHC President & CEO Richard B. Becker, Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Chief Dr. Swayam Sadanandan & Peter DiPersia, GM of Hyundai’s Eastern Region.Young cancer patients Nicholas Modestin, (age 4) and Paulina Lopez (age 13) and their families joined, physicians, administrators and staff from The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s (TBHC) Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Division to accept a $100,000 Hope on Wheels Grant from local Hyundai dealers and representatives from Hyundai Motor America. The Hyundai grants are given in conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September to support pediatric cancer research and programs dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under 14. Read more >

Kids Have Fun While Learning Healthy Behavior at The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Pediatric Wellness Program

September 7, 2010
A dozen young Brooklynites participated in sports, team building, and learned about healthy living as part of The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s (TBHC) Pediatric Wellness Program for teens and tweens this summer.  The program also offered its counselors--high achieving minority students--the chance to learn about careers in medicine through its partnership with Prep For Prep, which identifies promising students of color throughout New York City and provides them with access to superior education and life-changing opportunities. Read more >

Gary Almedo Stephens, MD, named CMO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center

August 20, 2010
Gary Almedo Stephens, MD, was named Chief Medical Officer of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) in an announcement by Richard B. Becker, MD, the Hospital Center’s President and CEO. “Dr. Stephens has a long tenure with TBHC, says Dr. Becker, who noted the appointment would be effective as of August 16, 2010. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Family Practice Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Diabetes Care

August 6, 2010
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have announced that The Brooklyn Hospital Center Family Practice has received Recognition from the Di Read more >

New Chair of Surgery At The Brooklyn Hospital Center

July 13, 2010
Peter J. Pappas, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Family Medical Residency Program Recognized by American Academy of Family Physicians

June 24, 2010
Terry Pugno, M.D. presents 2010 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award to Vasantha Kondamudi, M.D. (right) and Sherly Abraham, M.D. (left) of TBHC’s Department of Family Medicine.. The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s (TBHC) Family Medical Residency Program has been named one of 10 winners of the 2010 American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP) Pfizer Immunization Awards.  The award is given to family medicine residency programs that have achieved excellence in clinical practice by developing creative solutions that result in increased immunization rates in their communities.   Terry Pugno, M.D. presents 2010 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award to Vasantha Kondamudi, M.D. (right) and Sherly Abraham, M.D. (left) of TBHC’s Department of Family Medicine. Read more >

Saturday In The Park -- TBHC Health Fair Emphasizes Wellness and Prevention

June 8, 2010
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) hosted Saturday in the Park, a free community health fair that raised awareness about healthy lifestyles and provided information about the services and programs that TBHC offers to the community. “As the community hospital in Downtown Brooklyn, we want to make our neighbors aware of the many quality services and programs we offer,” said TBHC President and CEO Richard B. Becker, M.D.  “Our goal is to raise awareness of the diseases that disproportionately affect Brooklyn residents, emphasize the importance of prevention, and provide information on and access to treatment. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Receives Award for Stroke-Related Care

June 3, 2010
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s (TBHC) Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes TBHC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Free, Monthly Diabetes Club Teaches Skills and Offers Support

June 3, 2010
The Department of Family Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has joined forces with the community to combat diabetes, a chronic disabling condition, that is epidemic in the borough. Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Community Advisory Board to Hold Annual Public Meeting: April 20, 2010

March 15, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY--The Brooklyn Hospital Center Community Advisory Board (TBHCCAB) will hold its annual public meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 fr Read more >

Stand up… Stand up! Get off the Couch and Safely into Shape

March 9, 2010
After a winter spent bulking up on television and comfort food, the arrival of spring has many couch potatoes ready to reform and get into shape. To make sure good intentions don’t end up in injuries, Anders Cohen, M.D., Chief of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, offers tips for weekend warriors who don’t want to end up flat on their backs.” “Six-pack abs are not just for looks,” says Dr. Cohen, who was a professional tennis player before he became a neurosurgeon, and has been a sports junkie since the age of seven. “Strong abdominal muscles support the lower back and spine and prevent injuries.  When muscles get lax, people get injured.” Read more >

La Providencia Family Medicine Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center to Host Free Spring Health Fair Sunday, April 3rd

March 3, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY-- The La Providencia Family Medicine Center, a community health center operate Read more >

TBHC Extends Helping Hand to Haiti

March 1, 2010
The New York metropolitan area, particularly those neighborhoods served by The Brooklyn Hospital Center, has the second largest population of Haitians in America. So when a 7.3 earthquake struck Haiti this January, the reverberations were felt here strongly. As a recent poll indicated, three-fifths of all Haitian Americans had either lost a loved one or had a loved one that had been injured or made homeless by the tragedy.    Read more >

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Launches Online, Peer-Reviewed Journal of Health Sciences

March 1, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY –The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has launched The Journal of Health Sciences, a peer-reviewe Read more >

Free Health Screenings at Brooklyn Hospital Center/Kiwanis Club of Bedford Stuyvesant Health Fair Saturday, March 20th

February 20, 2010
Brooklyn, NY-- The Kiwanis Club of Bedford Stuyvesant and The Brooklyn Hospital Center to offer free glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol screenings and giveaways at family hea Read more >

Patricia A. Winston, RN MS Named Chief Nurse Officer at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

February 11, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY -- Patricia A. Winston, R.N., M.S. has been named Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) in an announcement by Richard B. Read more >

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