BROOKLYN, NY (January 26, 2010)--NETS players Chris Douglas-Roberts and Terrence Williams joined NETS mascot Sly and Denise Shearer, Manager of Special Events at EmblemHealth, to cheer up pediatric patients at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. During the visit, the players read Curious George Goes to School by Margret and H.A. Rey. The players gave autographs and, together with Ms. Shearer and Sly, posed for pictures, and handed out toys provided by EmblemHealth and the NETS.
“We are delighted to be able to bring some cheer to the pediatric patients at The Brooklyn Hospital Center,” said EmblemHealth President and COO Frank Branchini. “The NETS players are inspiring role models for children of all ages, especially for these children who face medical challenges.”
“We appreciate teaming with our partner EmblemHealth to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience for the children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center,” said NETS Vice President of Community Relations Petra Pope. “As our move to Brooklyn draws closer we continue our goal to build a significant community presence in the borough and to introduce more Brooklynites to their future team.”
“This is a wonderful day for our pediatrics patients,” said Kenneth Bromberg, M.D.,FAAP, Chairman of Pediatrics at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. “We are thrilled to welcome the NETS and EmblemHealth to The Brooklyn Hospital Center.”
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies including Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), serves 3.4 million people and provides affordable, quality health care coverage through a range of attractive options. Members have a choice of networks, including access to over 106,000 quality doctors and other health care professionals and most of the leading hospitals across the tristate region. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.