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Tyrana Carter

TBHC, your community hospital, a family affair!

Tyrana Carter
What does TBHC mean to you as a community hospital?

“I’ve had my ups and downs at TBHC,” said Tyrana Carter. “I had both my babies there. One was born in 1981, and the other in 1990. I had a great experience — it was the best hospital at the time, and it’s where I decided to have my kids.

“My husband passed away in 2017 at TBHC, when they had just opened up the hospice unit, which was the best thing ever. When my husband got sick and didn’t get better, I was able to transfer him from his floor to TBHC’s hospice. I was thankful I didn’t have to go through the process of transferring him elsewhere. The hospice staff was so supportive. The doctors and nurses took amazing care of my husband.

“I live in the neighborhood, across from the hospital. During the 2020 surge, we could always see and hear the sirens. This is the only Emergency Department in this area, between Fort Greene and the Walt Whitman and Ingersoll housing developments.

“During the ‘7 pm clap,’ my daughters and grandkids would go out to the balcony to support [TBHC staff]. Then, my grandkids asked, ‘Why we can’t go over there?’ My grandkids started making signs to bring to the Emergency Room during the clap.

“Now, all two of my daughters, my son and his wife, all transferred to adult medicine sites at TBHC. Six of my grandchildren receive pediatric care at TBHC, and they were vaccinated onsite, as well. I was referred in, and I do the GYN service. We all have great experiences, and I highly recommend TBHC’s services to everyone.”

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