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At the opening of the Church Avenue Family Health Center, TBHC staff and leadership
At the opening of the Church Avenue Family Health Center, TBHC staff and leadership.
  • Hospital News

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center Launches Church Avenue Family Health Care Center

    May 25, 2017

    The Newest Site In Its Ambulatory Care Network Expansion

    The Brooklyn HospitalCenter (TBHC) officially launched its state-of-the-art Church Avenue Family Health Center in Flatbush during a Community Open House on May 24

    The Center located at 2244 Church Avenue is the latest facility in TBHC’s ambulatory care network.

    Gary G. Terrinoni, TBHC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The new Church Avenue Family Health Center demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing Brooklyn residents with quality health care and services. The Flatbush location is part of our strategic plan to provide additional community-based care centers and modernize our facilities.”

    The Center offers a host of primary care and specialty services to the greater Brooklyn community, including: dental care, travel medicine, cardiology, HIV/AIDs care, podiatry, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and infectious disease.

    Cancer Services Program of Brooklyn (CSP), HealthFirst, CAMBA, Affinity, United Healthcare, and Amidacare were among the participating organizations.

    Dr. Leonard Berkowitz, TBHC’s Chief of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of the PATH (HIV/AIDS) Center said that the Church Avenue facility delivers a wide range of medical services in one location.

    “We are making tremendous strides in improving the delivery of health services and expanding our ambulatory network in local communities to ensure that all residents have access to quality, local health care,” said Berkowitz, who treats patients at the facility. “But most important there is room for everyone. We are able to treat the whole person and medical issues that are impacting our neighborhoods the most.”

    The Church Avenue Family Health Care Center offers preventive care, screenings, and assistance with behavioral health and social services needs. Care services also include chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity.

    Education, counseling, and self-management assistance are routinely provided and explanations are made in an easy-to-understand way, with an emphasis on caring for patients with respect, kindness, and sensitivity to religious and cultural beliefs.