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  • April 9, 2010

    Nets Players Chris Douglas-Roberts and Terrence Williams Read to Young Patients at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    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.”

    About EmblemHealth:

    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

  • April 9, 2010

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center Goes to Albany

    Dr. Becker and Mr. Weld joined over 350 health care executives for The Health Care Association of New York’ (HANY’S) Lobbying Day against Gov. David Paterson’s proposed $1 billion in health care provider cuts and taxes.

  • April 9, 2010

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

    BROOKLYN, NY--The Brooklyn Hospital Center Community Advisory Board (TBHCCAB) will hold its annual public meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2010.

  • April 9, 2010

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

    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, MD, 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.”

  • April 9, 2010

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

    The Kiwanis Club of Bedford Stuyvesant and The Brooklyn Hospital Center to offer free glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol screenings and giveaways at family health fair Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 609 Dekalb Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 609 Dekalb Avenue.