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‘We’re in Disaster Mode’: Courage Inside a Brooklyn Hospital Confronting Coronavirus
NEW YORK TIMES, March 26, 2020 — It was not even 9 in the morning and Dr. Sylvie de Souza’s green N95 mask, which was supposed to form a seal against her face, was already askew. In freezing rain on Monday, she trudged in clogs between the emergency department she chairs at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and a tent outside, keeping a sharp eye on the trainee doctors, nurses and other staff members who would screen nearly 100 walk-in patients for the coronavirus that day. (read more)


“People Are Dying”: The Front Lines of the COVID-19 War Are in the World’s Media Capital
VANITY FAIR, March 26, 2020 — As the coronavirus wave crashed with deadly force into New York City, journalists brought harrowing hospital images to screens across America. How will it change the debate?. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center On The Frontlines
BKLYNER, March 26, 2020 — The new numbers are out. As of 10 am, the total amount of positive cases in NYC is 21,873. In Brooklyn, that number has gone up to 5,705 cases. There is also a total of 281 coronavirus-related deaths in the city. Remember, with an increase in testing will be an increase in numbers. Keep staying at home! (read more)


Brooklyn Telemedicine Center Opens To Pre-Screen Patients For Coronavirus Symptoms
WCBS 880, March 20, 2020 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center now has a telemedicine facility, which allows people to be pre-screened for potential symptoms of coronavirus at their home. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is now calling on these services to be available throughout the city. (read more)


New York Hospital Creates Telehealth Command Center
BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW, March 20, 2020 — New York City-based Brooklyn Hospital Center deployed a telemedicine command center with its Fort Greene facility March 19 to meet patient demands as the coronavirus spreads, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. (read more)


BP Adams Promotes Telemedicine Appointments
KINGS COUNTY POLITICS, March 20, 2020 — Borough President Eric Adams joined The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) to promote a new facility within the hospital dedicated to telemedicine appointments amid the outbreak of coronavirus in New York City today. (read more)


Coronavirus Cases Strain New York City Hospitals: ‘We’re Getting Pounded’
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, March 20, 2020 — New York City hospitals are already straining under the onslaught of novel coronavirus cases, even as state officials say the real peak of the outbreak is nearly a month and a half away. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Hopes Technology Can Keep Waiting Rooms Clear During the Coronavirus Crisis
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, March 19, 2020 — Brooklyn Hospital Center unveiled a new telemedicine command center inside their Fort Greene facility on Thursday that health care professionals and the borough president hope will help reduce the number of patients in the hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic. (read more)


BP Adams Joins Brooklyn Hospital in Unveiling New Tent Facility for COVID-19 Testing
CARIBNEWS, March 19, 2020 — Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined with The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s President and CEO Gary Terrinoni, health care workers, and elected leaders to unveil a new on-site tent facility to pre-screen patients who believe they have contracted novel coronavirus and to determine if they need to be tested for the sickness. (read more)


Victoria’s Diary: Brooklyn Hospital Celebrates 175 Years
BROOKLYN PAPER, March 19, 2020 — Lucky me, I got to return last month to one of my favorite restaurants in New York City: the River Café, snuggled under the Brooklyn Bridge on the waterfront. The proud, respected and popular café owner “Buzzy” O’Keeffe was one of several people recognized for their contributions to Brooklyn. (read more)


Adams to Join Brooklyn Hospital to Promote New Telemedicine Command Center
KINGS COUNTY POLITICS, March 19, 2020 — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams today will join The Brooklyn Hospital Center to promote a new facility within the hospital dedicated to telemedicine appointments amid the outbreak of coronavirus in New York City. (read more)


Arming The Public: Hospital Tents Becoming the New Normal
SPECTRUM NEWS NY1, March 18, 2020 — Tents pitched outside of hospitals are becoming the new normal as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. On Wednesday, this tent outside of the Brooklyn Hospital Center will begin pre-screening patients who believe they have contracted COVID-19. If they meet certain criteria, they will then be directed to the emergency room and tested for the virus. (watch video)


Brooklyn Hospital Opens Coronavirus Pre-Screening Tent
PATCH, March 17, 2020 — An unassuming tent outside The Brooklyn Hospital Center could help bring people peace of mind over the new coronavirus and ease the strain on emergency rooms. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Erects Tent to Pre-Screen Patients for Coronavirus
NBC NEW YORK, March 17, 2020 — The Brooklyn Hospital set up a pre-screening tent for patients as the area’s hospitals brace for a crush of patients. John Chandler reports. (watch video)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Unveils New Pre-Screening Tent as Coronavirus Cases Increase
NEWS 12 BROOKLYN, March 17, 2020 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center unveiled a new coronavirus pre-screening tent outside its building Tuesday. The tent comes as an effort to lessen the strain on emergency rooms as the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase across the city. The tent is set up to pre-screen patients who think they may have been exposed to the virus or who think they are exhibiting symptoms. Hospital staff tells News 12 they are seeing about 100 patients a day with coronavirus symptoms. (watch video)


BP Adams Unveiling New Tent Facility To Pre-Screen COVID-19 Cases
KINGS COUNTY POLITICS, March 17, 2020 — Borough President Eric Adams will join The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s President, health care workers, and elected leaders today to unveil a new on-site tent facility to screen patients who believe they have contracted the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to determine if they need to receive tests for the sickness. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Unveils Coronavirus Pre-Screening Tent
BROOKLYN PAPER, March 17, 2020 — As doctors prepare to treat a coming wave of coronavirus patients, the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene will begin pre-screening potentially infected patients with basic thermometers and other tools at a new outdoor facility — which will reduce the hospitalized population and ease the load on the healthcare system, said Borough President Eric Adams. (read more)


Cuomo Open to ‘Shelter in Place’ Order, Expects Coronavirus to Peak in 45 Days
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, March 17, 2020 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo told New Yorkers on Tuesday that “the buck stops on my desk” as he laid out the state’s plan, and to some extent, the region’s plan, for combatting the novel coronavirus. Experts have predicted the COVID-19 outbreak will peak in 45 days, Cuomo said, setting an unprecedented deadline for creating thousands of new hospital beds to handle the expected influx of patients with acute respiratory illness. (read more)


BP Adams Unveiling New Tent Facility To Pre-Screen COVID-19 Cases
KINGS COUNTY POLITICS, March 17, 2020 — Borough President Eric Adams will join The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s President, health care workers, and elected leaders today to unveil a new on-site tent facility to screen patients who believe they have contracted the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to determine if they need to receive tests for the sickness. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Unveils Coronavirus Pre-Screening Tent
BROOKLYN PAPER, March 17, 2020 — As doctors prepare to treat a coming wave of coronavirus patients, the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene will begin pre-screening potentially infected patients with basic thermometers and other tools at a new outdoor facility — which will reduce the hospitalized population and ease the load on the healthcare system, said Borough President Eric Adams. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Unveils New Pre-Screening Tent as Coronavirus Cases Increase
NEWS 12 BROOKLYN, March 17, 2020 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center unveiled a new coronavirus pre-screening tent outside its building Tuesday. The tent comes as an effort to lessen the strain on emergency rooms as the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase across the city. (watch video)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Unveils New Tent Facility to Pre-Screen Potential COVID-19 Cases
WINSAM ON DEMAND, March 17, 2020 — As hospitals worry about an influx of people who think they might be positive, one health facility is trying something completely different. (listen to audio)


Keep Calm And Carry On?
BKLYNER, March 11, 2020 — The number of confirmed cases in Brooklyn still stands at 6, but it is most likely much higher. As of early this morning, the city had confirmed 10 additional cases, by 3 pm that number was up to 16, according to the Governor, bringing the total confirmed cases in NYC to 52. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Celebrates its 175th Anniversary
BROOKLYN REPORTER, February 18, 2020 — It was an evening to honor the best of Brooklyn at the fourth installment in Brooklyn Hospital’s ongoing series celebrating its 175th anniversary. Ten of the borough’s most illustrious civic leaders and organizations past and present were awarded medals of recognition for their impactful efforts in helping to shape and define Brooklyn during a celebration at the River Café. (read more)


Schneps Media Kings of Kings County Awards Showcases Borough’s Best
BROOKLYN PAPER, January 27, 2020 — Hail to the Kings! Schneps Media honored Brooklyn’s best at its annual Kings of Kings County awards and networking event at Grand Prospect Hall on Jan. 23. The night’s honorees represented professions including doctors, attorneys, business leaders, and more, who were recognized for their record of public service and unwavering enthusiasm for Kings County! The Brooklyn Hospital Center was a sponsor of the event and TBHC’s Lenny Singletary, SVP, External Affairs, Strategy & Marketing, was an honoree. (read more)


2020 50 Over 50 Awards: the Age Disruptors
CITY & STATE, January 27, 2020 — This January, City & State and AARP will honor 50 of the most distinguished public servants in New York who have committed decades of their lives to making New York a better place for our fourth annual 50 Over 50 event. These 50 accomplished citizens will be profiled in a special edition of City & State Magazine and celebrated at an evening reception at Prince George Ballroom. Join us for a celebration with New York’s most prominent leaders in government, business, media and beyond over the age of 50! TBHC’s Gary G. Terrinoni, President & CEO, was an honoree. (read more)


Immigration Advocates Win Awards at AAANY Dinner
BROOKLYN REPORTER, November 22, 2019 — Governmental experts who help immigrants make a fresh start in New York City were honored for their work by the Arab American Association of New York at the organization’s 18th Annual Benefit Gala on Nov. 14. The AAANY also recognized Sakibeh Mustafa, community outreach coordinator for The Brooklyn Hospital Center, with the Community Connection Award. (read more)


Books and Periodicals Donated to UG Library
GUYANA TIMES, November 19, 2019 — At a simple ceremony on October 30 last, Dr. Keith Cummings presented a valuable donation of books and periodicals to the University of Guyana’s Library. Dr. Cummings, an attending physician at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a full-service community teaching hospital affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, donated the items worth in excess of $4 million. (read more)


Overseas-Based Physician Donates $4.7M in Medical Books to UG
GUYANA TIMES, November 14, 2019 — Dr. Keith Cummings, an overseas-based Guyanese physician, has gifted the University of Guyana Library (UG) medical books to the tune of $4.7 million, as they cover areas inclusive of medicine, biology, and social sciences. (read more)


Eversham Primary Receives Boost for STEM Lab
GUYANA CHRONICLE, November 12, 2019 — THE Eversham Primary School, located on the Corentyne Coast, recently received a significant boost to its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Laboratory. A cheque for $400,000 was handed over to the school by Dr. Keith Cummings, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York City. He is a former student of the school. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Hosts Fabulous Founder’s Ball
BROOKLYN PAPER, October 25, 2019 — Hundreds of Brooklynites gathered at a Downtown Marriott for the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s annual Founder’s Ball on Oct. 16 — where guests celebrated four honorees for their significant contributions to the borough and the medical facility. “We were absolutely floored to see how many people came out to celebrate with us, especially since it was pouring rain,” said the hospital’s Vice President and Chief Development Officer Debbie Niederhoffer. (read more)


For the First Time, New York State Initiative Focuses on HIV Prevention
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, October 24, 2019 — A new statewide initiative aimed at increasing education and prevention methods around HIV/AIDS launched for the first time this year, highlighting a once-a-day pill that reduces the transmission of the disease. Places that currently offer PrEP in Brooklyn include SUNY Downstate, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Housing Works and Brightpoint Health or Community Healthcare Network. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Honors Kings County Women
BROOKLYN PAPER, October 8, 2019 — Brooklyn Hospital Center bigwigs celebrated the medical center’s 175th anniversary with an Oct. 2 award ceremony honoring ten extraordinary women for their outstanding contributions to Kings County — included former Fox 5 news anchor Sukanya Krishnan, New York Public Library COO Iris Weinshall, and Schneps Media President and Publisher Victoria Schneps. (read more)


Grants to Fund Research on Women’s Advancement in Medicine
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, September 12, 2019 — Academic medical centers increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion. Yet, the number of women in orthopedic surgery remains staggeringly low. These are questions that two separate teams of researchers will set out to answer. The team of researchers working with Dr. Leung includes: Sima S. Pendharkar, MD, division chief of hospital medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, and assistant professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine in New York. (read more)


Lizanne Fontaine Talks on Podcast Power Women with Victoria Schneps
SCHNEPS BROADCASTING, September 25, 2019 — Interviews with outstanding women and their keys to success. (listen here)


The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s 2019 Founders Ball Uses Rubik’s Cube Theme to Highlight Healthcare Puzzles and Solutions and Honor Brooklyn’s Best
NEW YORK CITY BIZ LIST, September 9, 2019 — The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s Founders Ball, which typically attracts more than 700 guests and raises over $1 million in net proceeds annually, funds clinical advancements in the region’s oldest and most celebrated voluntary hospital. This year’s event will highlight the Hospital’s success in meeting healthcare challenges, in addition to celebrating distinguished honorees as it gears up for its 175th Anniversary in 2020. This year’s event is chaired by Robert Knakal, Chairman of NY Investment Sales, JLL, and Cynthia Knakal, a community champion and emerging philanthropist. (read more)


A Pilgrimage to Walt Whitman’s Clinton Hill Home
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, August 2, 2019 — First, they walked down DeKalb Avenue to The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which opened as Brooklyn City Hospital in 1845 Whitman, who famously worked as a male nurse during the Civil War, was a volunteer at the hospital in the late 1850s. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department
BROOKLYN PAPER, July 18, 2019 — Three cheers for the Brooklyn Hospital Center, which broke ground on a state-of-the-art new Emergency Department to provide Brooklynites with speedy lifesaving care. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Will Start $25M Emergency Room Upgrade
BK READER, July 15, 2019 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene is beginning an 18-month-long renovation of its emergency department. Hospital officials, joined by Assembly member Walter T. Mosley and community partners, celebrated the groundbreaking of the $25 million project on Wednesday, which will “revolutionize the hospital’s response to traumatic injury and illness.” (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Breaks Ground on New $25M Emergency Department
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, July 11, 2019 — On Wednesday, July 10, the Brooklyn Hospital Center broke ground on its long-planned state-of-the art emergency department, an 18-month-long renovation that will expand the facility to service the more than 70,000 patients that currently are treated there. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Breaks Ground on New $25M Emergency Department
BROOKLYN REPORTER, July 11, 2019 — On Wednesday, July 10, the Brooklyn Hospital Center broke ground on its long-planned state-of-the art emergency department, an 18-month-long renovation that will expand the facility to service the more than 70,000 patients that currently are treated there. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department
NEWS12 BROOKLYN, July 10, 2019 — Brooklyn Hospital Center broke ground Wednesday on a state-of-the-art emergency department. The hospital's emergency department was initially designed to see approximately 45,000 visitors a year. But today, they see more than 75,000. (see more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Will Start $25M Emergency Room Upgrade
PATCH.COM FORT GREENE, July 8, 2019 — The neighborhood's hospital will get a multi-million dollar upgrade to its emergency room over the next year, officials announced. The Brooklyn Hospital Center, found next to Fort Greene Park at 121 DeKalb Ave., will break ground this week on an 18-month project to renovate its emergency department. (read more)


Downtown Kids Department Store Gifts Blankets to New Kings County Moms
BROOKLYN PAPER, June 17, 2019 — Three cheers to Downtown kids store Cookie’s, which gifted blankets to babies delivered at The Brooklyn Hospital Center on June 10. (read more)


Alumni Q&A: Meet Leonid Gorelik, MS ‘10
NYU NURSING MEYERS ALUMNI MAGAZINE, Spring 2019 — Why did you decide to become a nurse? Growing up, I was exposed to nursing through my family; my mom, sister, and aunt are nurses. When I was a senior in high school I couldn’t decide what major to study in college, but always had a vision of one day being a CEO. Being able to lead a team or even an organization was an exciting thought as a teenager. I then realized that nursing could be my vehicle to becoming a CEO. (read more, page 32)


WWE Superstars Visit Children in the Hospital Ahead of WrestleMania
GOOD MORNING AMERICA, April 5, 2019 — Children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center got a big surprise on Wednesday when WWW Superstars and WWE NXT Superstars stopped by. (watch the video clip)


Creating a Multi-Faith Worship Space in a Small Urban Hospital
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL CHAPLAINS, April 2019, Vol. 20, No. 2 — What is a director of spiritual care to do when she must create a new hospital worship space with a $100,000 grant from a kind Catholic benefactor? (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Hits a Home Run for CRC Prevention
BECKER’S, March 29, 2019 — New York City-based Brooklyn Hospital brought in former New York Yankee outfielder and CRC cancer survivor Daryl Strawberry to speak about his colorectal cancer battle, Brooklyn Paper reports. What you should know: (read more)


Baseball Legend Raises Colorectal Cancer Awareness
BROOKLYN PAPER, March 29, 2019 — Caps off to baseball legend and cancer survivor Darryl Strawberry, who kicked off Brooklyn Hospital Center’s colorectal cancer awareness month on March 5. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Plans $33M Emergency Department Upgrade
CRAIN’S, January 4, 2019 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center is planning a $32.7 million modernization and expansion of its emergency department. (read more)


Teen Collects Hats, Funds for Children with Cancer
THE TABLET, December 27, 2018 — Skye Workman is a young woman on a mission — collecting hats to help cancer patients feel good about themselves. (read more)


Good News: Staten Islanders Spread Holiday Cheer to Less Fortunate
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE, December 25, 2018 — Mike Percia, owner of Gator Sewer and Mechanical, LLC, a small Staten Island-based business, collected and distributed over 400 toys to children at The Brooklyn Hospital Children’s Center. (read more)


Champions and Visionaries of Healthcare Recognized at Special Awards Ceremony
BROOKLYN REPORTER, December 7, 2018 — It was an evening dedicated to celebrating and honoring the innovative leaders of healthcare throughout the borough. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and its publisher Dozier Hasty hosted the well-attended Champions and Visionaries of Healthcare event at Dyker Beach Golf Club on Monday, Dec. 3, recognizing doctors and healthcare associates from Brooklyn’s finest hospitals and caregiving facilities for their innovative work. (read more)


Top in its Class: Brooklyn Hospital Center Gets Highest Grade for Patient Safety
BROOKLYN DAILY, December 7, 2018 — Congrats to The Brooklyn Hospital Center for earning the top grade in patient safety. The Fort Greene medical center is one of only two hospitals in the city to get an A from the Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare ratings organization, and the only Brooklyn A-rated hospital. In fact, only about eight percent of hospitals in the entire state received this grade. (read more)


4 NYC Hospitals Get Failing Grades in Infection Rates & Safety Measures
THE JEWISH VOICE, November 21, 2018 — A quartet of hospitals in New York City received failing grades in a new report card measuring infections and other safety measures. Elmhurst Hospital and St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens and Maimonides and Interfaith hospitals in Brooklyn all were given Fs for issues ranging from dangerous objects left in the body after surgery to wounds splitting open, bed sores and falls, according to the report by the non-profit Leapfrog Group. The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan received A grades. Overall, New York ranked 46th nationwide for the percentage of hospitals receiving the top grade. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Gets an A for Patient Safety
BK READER, November 14, 2018 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has received an “A” for patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Group report, announced the hospital on Thursday. TBHC has undergone a remarkable transformation since 2015, when the facility was given an F-rating by Leapfrog, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization that grades more than 2,600 hospitals across the country. (read more)


Only 1 Brooklyn Hospital Deemed Fit in Safety Check
FORT GREENE-CLINTON HILL PATCH, November 14, 2018 — There's only one hospital in Brooklyn with a safety grade worth writing home about, according to a new study. Brooklyn's 13 hospitals earned two Fs, seven Ds, three Cs and just one A in Leapfrog's Fall 2018 ratings that measured how likely a patient was to risk further injury or infection in hospitals across the U.S. (read more)


NYC Hospital Safety Grades: Mediocrity Edition
NEW YORK CITY PATCH, November 9, 2018 — New York City hospitals are taking the mantra "Cs get degrees" a little too literally. Healthcare providers in all five boroughs once again performed poorly in Leapfrog's Fall 2018 ratings for hospital safety. More than 50 percent of 44 New York City facilities graded earned a C grade and only three facilities managed a B or an A. The rankings are nearly identical to the lackluster showing from Leapfrog's spring list. In total: Two hospitals earned an A grade, one earned a B grade, 26 earned a C grade, 11 earned a D grade and four earned an F grade. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Gets an A Grade for Safety
CRAIN’S, November 9, 2018 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center received an A grade in the latest Leapfrog Group patient safety ratings, marking a significant turnaround since spring 2016, when the nonprofit organization branded the facility with an F. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Earns Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade “A”
BIOSPACE, November 8, 2018—The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) received the highest grade "A" for patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. TBHC is one of only two hospitals in all of New York City to get an "A" and is the only A-rated hospital in Brooklyn. In fact, only about 8% of hospitals in the entire State of New York received this highest grade. (read more)


Betting on Brooklyn Hospital: Casino-Themed Gala Nets More Than $1M for Medical Center
BROOKLYN PAPER, October 22, 2018 — It was a celebration of good health and good fortune. Hundreds of revelers on Thursday fêted Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Hospital Center at a black-tie bash featuring drinks, dinner, and the chance to win big at casino-style games. The party honored the local hospital’s commitment to providing quality treatment to the community — care that one special guest and former patient said kept him alive while at death’s door. “[The hospital] saved my life,” said David Hwang, a Tony Award–winning playwright who sought treatment at the DeKalb Avenue facility after someone stabbed him in the neck on nearby on S. Portland Avenue in 2015. (read more)


BP Adams Announces Clergy Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
KINGS COUNTY POLITICS, October 18, 2018 — Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) group of Brooklyn clergy announced the Clergy Healthy Lifestyle Challenge earlier this week. (read more)


BP Adams & Brooklyn Hospital Center Announce Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
RAISE VEGAN, October 15, 2018 — Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams is promoting a plant-based lifestyle again, and this time he has teamed up with The Brooklyn Hospital Center of Brooklyn clergy to announce a Clergy Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. (read more)


The Role of Simulation in Enhancing Healthcare Education
HEALTHCARE TECH OUTLOOK, October 2018 — Healthcare professionals of a certain age will recall that their early days of training generally took the form of the see-one-do-one-teach-one mantra, shadowing a more experienced provider and hoping an interesting opportunity presented itself or simply being told to read the policy/procure manual or the requisite skills textbook and follow through as instructed. (read more).


Founders Ball to Highlight The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Heart Collaboration
BKLYNER.COM, September 24, 2018 – Key sponsors and celebrities are showing their support of Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Founders Ball to be held on Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm, at NY Marriott/Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The evening will celebrate the recent collaboration of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) and Mount Sinai Heart. (read more)


Celebrate the Heart of Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s Founders Ball
BROWNSTONER.COM, September 6, 2018 – For almost 175 years, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has served Brooklyn and the surrounding region from its home in Fort Greene — an area that could easily be described as the heart of Brooklyn. Help celebrate their history of compassionate and expert medical care and ensure they continue to stay on the cutting edge of medical technology and patient care by securing your ticket to The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s Founders Ball. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Completes First Phase of Epic Transition
CRAIN’S, September 5, 2018 – The Brooklyn Hospital Center has completed the first phase of its transition to a single integrated medical records system, said Dr. Sam Amirfar, chief medical information officer. The multimillion-dollar launch across roughly 30 Brooklyn Hospital sites serving ambulatory patients is expected to provide new efficiencies for both the hospital and patients. (read more)


Shooting for a Cure
BROOKLYN DAILY, August 16, 2018 — Many thanks for the generous donation of $5,000 to The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s fight against cancer from the Shoot for a Cure initiative. (read more)


NBA & WWE Stars Visit Join Kids for Color Time at Brooklyn Hospital
RADIO.COM, August 16, 2018 — Big time athletes with even bigger hearts are paying a visit to children and their families at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. (read more)


WWE Stars, Nets Visit The Brooklyn Hospital Center
NEWS 12, August 14, 2018 — Some WWE stars and Brooklyn Nets players visited children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center on Tuesday. (read more)


Meet the New Brooklyn Hospital Board Chair
BROOKLYN DAILY, August 9, 2018 — Welcome and bienvenue to attorney Lizanne Fontaine, on her appointment as chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Hospital Center. (read more)


Notable Barristers Doing Notable Things
BROOKLYN EAGLE, August 6, 2018 — Attorney Lizanne Fontaine was recently named chair of the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Board of Trustees. (read more)


At a Glance/Who’s New
CRAINS HEALTH PULSE, JULY 19, 2018 — Nurse, attorney and Brooklyn resident Lizanne Fontaine was recently named chairwoman of Brooklyn Hospital Center's board of trustees. She is the first nurse in the hospital's history to serve in this position. (read more)


Born on Blacktop: Docs Deliver Baby in The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Driveway
THE BROOKLYN PAPER, July 17, 2018 — Talk about a baby on board! Doctors at Brooklyn Hospital Center on Friday orchestrated an extra-special delivery when they welcomed a pregnant mother’s bundle of joy — in the parking lot outside the emergency room. (read more)


Vows: A Near-Death Experience Led Them to the Altar
NY TIMES, JUNE 22, 2018 — Bishop Carlton T. Brown stood between a modern-day bride and a modern-day miracle at Bethel Gospel Assembly Church on May 17 in Harlem. (read more)


She Has the Power
BROOKLYN DAILY, MAY 31, 2018 – Hats off to Skye Workman. This borough tween taught us all a lesson about the power of giving. The seventh-grader at Saint Bernard Catholic Academy knew a cancer patient who lost hair as a result of treatment. “That really felt hard,” she said. As someone who enjoys a fashionable beanie, Skye thought about how wearing a hat would make the difficulty of hair loss a little easier. She started a nonprofit foundation called Skye’s the Limit at only 9 years old, and asked friends and family to donate hats for cancer patients. “My mom mentioned The Brooklyn Hospital Center as a good choice for the donations,” Skye says. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Celebrates Community, Corporate and Legislative Service
BROOKLYN REPORTER, MAY 17, 2018 – The future of health services in Brooklyn was celebrated at the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Third Annual Community Corporate & Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, May 9. The event, which was held at the Brooklyn Law School (205 State Street), featured Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries as the keynote speaker. Other participants included Gary Terrinoni, CEO and president of THBC; Leroy Charles, vice president of external affairs at TBHC; and an array of local civic and community leaders. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Earns Best Leapfrog Safety Grade in Brooklyn
CRAIN’S NEW YORK, APRIL 26, 2018 – With NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan as the lone hospital to receive an A, 2.3% of facilities measured in the five boroughs received an A grade. That was below the statewide rate of 5.8%, which ranked 48th among the 50 states and Washington D.C. The Brooklyn Hospital Center earned the only B grade in the city. The hospital said that last year it had the fewest hospital-acquired infections last year since it began tracking data. “TBHC has invested millions of dollars over the last few years to hire top doctors and specialists, who have created new approaches to care and a better quality and safer environment for patients,” Gary Terrinoni, who became president and CEO of the hospital in 2015, said in a statement. (read more)


Hail to the New Chief
BROOKLYN DAILY, MARCH 22, 2018 – The Brooklyn Hospital Center has announced that Dr. Madhavi Reddy has been appointed chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She will also continue as the fellowship program director for the Division of Gastroenterology. Under Dr. Reddy’s leadership as the Fellowship Program Director, the division produced 45 peer-reviewed publications and presented 90 abstracts at national and international meetings. (read more)


At a Glance/Who’s New
CRAINS HEALTH PULSE, MARCH 21, 2018 — Dr. Madhavi Reddy is now the chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She had served in that role on an interim basis since last year. She will continue as the hospital's fellowship program director for gastroenterology. (read more)


Adams Kicks Off Colon Cancer Awareness Month
CARIBBEAN LIFE, MARCH 7, 2018 – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Thursday kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a community forum in the courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall where he joined colon cancer survivors, gastroenterologists and oncology nutritionists in highlighting that the disease is curable, treatable and preventable. (read more)


Hail to the Chief: Top Doctor Awarded Radiation Oncology Fellowship
BROOKLYN DAILY, MARCH 1, 2018 – Three cheers to Dr. David Sherr, Chief of Radiation Oncology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, who was awarded a fellowship in the American College of Radiation Oncology. Fellows must have demonstrated extraordinary service to the college and to the profession through education, research, or service activities. (read more)


Rethinking Pain Meds: Beyond Opioids at The Brooklyn Hospital Center
BKLYNER.COM, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 – Brooklyn is not immune to the opioid epidemic that has taken over the country.  While the city has been fighting the drug crisis by providing the NYPD with naloxone and offering treatment centers for addicts, The Brooklyn Hospital Center is taking a different approach—limiting when opioid medications, which can cause dependency, are given to a patient. (read more)


Long-Serving Brooklyn Hospital Doctor Returns as Head of Pediatrics
BROOKLYN DAILY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – Say hello again to Dr. Noah Kondamudi on his second return to The Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he has been named as the new chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. (read more)


Best of Brooklyn: Doctors Volunteer to Treat Patients in Jamaica
NEWS12 BROOKLYN, JANUARY 11, 2018 – Volunteer medical professionals recently visited Jamaica to help treat patients for free. Members of the American West Indian Medical Association help to treat patients in Jamaica every year who otherwise could not afford health care. Organizer Lorna Bryant set up the charity organization in 2013 to help her homeland. "When we realized how much is needed, I got very passionate to know that we have so much here that we take for granted and that they don't have," Bryant says. (see video)


Nursing With a Passion
CARIBBEAN LIFE, JANUARY 9, 2018 – Her caregiving never stops. A Brooklyn nurse uses her free time to care for people abroad. Guyanese-American nurse technician Angela Grant, who works at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, often uses two to three weeks of her vacation time to provide charity to the needy in Guyana and a few other countries in the Caribbean. She says her drive to care for others overrides her personal desires. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Staff Doing Medical Outreach Missions Abroad
BKLYNER.COM, DECEMBER 26, 2017 – Arguably, the very nature of a hospital’s work is “doing good” for their patients, families and community. However, for many at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), the “doing good” doesn’t stop at the end of the workday. Gary G. Terrinoni, President and Chief Executive Officer of TBHC says, “We are very proud of the hospital’s efforts here in Brooklyn and very proud of the efforts of many of our clinical and non-clinical staff abroad in various medical missions.” (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Heart Collaborate to Provide Comprehensive Cardiac Care in Downtown Brooklyn
BKLYNER.COM, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 –The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Heart hosted a breakfast reception on November 16, to celebrate a clinical collaboration that provides access to comprehensive cardiac care in Downtown Brooklyn. The alliance makes it possible for TBHC to offer sophisticated preventive, diagnostic, interventional and treatment services such as electrophysiology (EP) studies and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). (read more)


Navigating the Maze: Breast Screening Options
BKLYNER.COM, OCTOBER 26, 2017 – MRIs, ultrasound, good old mammograms: the options for breast screenings are overwhelming and it’s tough sometimes to navigate the best choice for you. There’s also confusion surrounding mammogram screening recommendations. We turned to Shalom Buchbinder, MD, Chair of Radiology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), for an expert voice to sort through the maze. “TBHC follows the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging’s guidelines, which we feel are the most sensible, are based on evidence, and ones that save as many lives as possible,” says Dr. Buchbinder. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s 19th Founders Ball Celebrates Record Fundraising
BROOKLYN EAGLE, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 — Football sans politics — knees neither straight nor bent, but only scarred from years on the gridiron — was the theme for The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s (TBHC) 19th annual Founders’ Ball, a keystone charitable event that raised some $1.3 million dollars in support of Brooklyn’s oldest health institution. On hand as guest of honor at the Sept. 27 event was NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend, Joe Namath. (read more)


TBHC and Archer Foundation Taking Care of Law Enforcement Officers
BKLYNER, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 — In June of 2011, New York City Detective 1st Grade Fermin S. “Sonny” Archer Jr. called his wife Amanda de Geneste-Archer to report he was in a minor fender bender while on duty. A few hours later, after complaining of pain in his abdomen, Amanda received another call that her husband was in the hospital. The stress of the accident had brought on symptoms that uncovered a dissected aorta. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center to Host Ball, Honor Docs with NFL Legend Joe Namath
BROOKLYN REPORTER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 — Brooklyn is celebrating some of the world’s greatest doctors and hospital personnel. The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), 121 Dekalb Avenue, will be hosting a fundraiser that includes entertainment, food and an evening with a legendary and beloved football icon. (read more)


Brooklyn Growing Rapidly: The Need for a Modernized Emergency Department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, August 28, 2017 — Commentary by Gary G. Terrinoni: The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) recently received a $25 million Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program grant award from the New York State Department of Health to modernize our Emergency Department (ED) facilities and improve access to quality care. (read more)


12 Ways to Make Losing Weight a Little Easier
BKLYNER.COM, AUGUST 17, 2017 – “Weight loss is hard, there’s no question about that. But it’s not impossible,” says Andrea Skowronek, Registered Dietitian and Coordinator at the Weight Loss Cener at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC). Here are 12 things Ms. Skowronek and the Center’s Dr. Pratibha Vemulapalli advise to make your success more likely. (read more)


Reception Marks New TBHC and BAM Relationship
BKLYNER.COM, JULY 26, 2017 – Two historic Brooklyn institutions recently joined forces. The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) is now a corporate sponsor of Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Between TBHC (founded in 1845) and BAM (founded in 1861), they share 328 years of serving Brooklyn! (read more)


Harlem Globetrotters Surprise Pediatric Patents at The Brooklyn Hospital Center
BKLYNER.COM, MARCH 24, 2017 – Two players for the Harlem Globetrotters paid a surprise visit to the young patients at The Children’s Health Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center on Thursday. Hoops Green and Buckets Blakes dropped by the hospital located at 121 DeKalb Avenue yesterday afternoon and wowed the kids with tricks, signed autographs, and took photos with them. (read more)


Steps You Can Take to Prevent Colon Cancer
BKLYNER.COM, MARCH 10, 2017 – “March is officially Colon Cancer Awareness Month and The Brooklyn Hospital Center would like you to get screened for the highly preventable and detectable disease. (read more)


U.S. News & World Report Names The Brooklyn Hospital Center Among The Best Hospitals In Heart Failure
BROOKLYN, NY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 — “The Brooklyn Hospital Center is incredibly proud to have earned the prestigious distinction of being evaluated as among the best hospitals in heart failure care by U.S. News & World Report,” said Gary Terrinoni, TBHC’s President and CEO. (read more)


OPINION: Show Your Support for Our Neighborhood Healthcare, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
BROOKLYN EAGLE, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 — We don’t need to worry about having to travel into Manhattan to feel like we’re getting world-class medical treatment at TBHC. One reason for the confidence in TBHC is the people. The people who make The Brooklyn Hospital Center great are the same people who make Brooklyn great. (read more)


Welcome Farmer’s Market Fridays at Brooklyn Hospital Center
FORT GREEN FOCUS, JULY 24, 2016 — Hello, Friday farmer’s markets! The Brooklyn Hospital Center has launched a new farmer’s market series on three Friday mornings and afternoons this summer, beginning today and then every two weeks after that through AUGUST. (read more)


Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Kick-Off
GALA CITY LIMITS, JUNE 1, 2016 — The Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala on Monday, June 6th will honor philanthropists and long-time BCS supporters Charles J. and Irene Hamm, builder and corporate leader Forest City Ratner Companies, NYC First Lady and mental health care activist Chirlane McCray, BCS program honoree Lanetta Darlington and BCS outstanding service honoree is Ellen Fine Levine. The gala will run from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street in Brooklyn and includes a reception, auction, dinner and awards presentation. (read more)


Brooklyn Beep Eric Adams Advocates Breastfeeding Bill
FORT GREENE FOCUS, MAY 10, 2016 — “A baby does not arrive in the delivery room with an instruction manual,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Adams, as part of his recent initiative to encourage breastfeeding in New York City, was speaking at the Brooklyn Hospital Center on MAY 6 to champion a bill co-sponsored by Council Member Laurie Cumbo, to require every municipal building to have a lactation lounge open during public business hours. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center Building Sale Could Net More Than $100M
CURBED, APRIL 19, 2016 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center might be ready to sell one of its buildings for just over $100 million, Crain's reports. Last month, the hospital listed one of the buildings on its Fort Greene campus for an undisclosed amount, and bids for the project were due last week. An unnamed source told Crain's that the hospital might have received an offer as high as $115 million. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center in Talks to Sell Building on Fort Greene Campus
THE REAL DEAL, APRIL 18, 2016 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center is shopping around a 21-story medical building on its Fort Greene campus, with bids for the property coming in as high as $115 million. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Maynard Building Back on the Block
THE REAL DEAL, MARCH 29, 2016 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center is once again putting a 21-story, around 151,290-square-foot, mixed-use property across from Fort Greene Park on the market. (read more)


Brooklyn Hospital Center’s New CEO Aims To Build Networks And Trust With Physicians And Community
FORT GREENE FOCUS, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 — Brooklyn Hospital Center has found its new CEO/President after a year of searching.Gary Terrinoni took the helm this month, hired in part based on his track record helping to transform New Jersey’s Kennedy Health System from struggling to financial stability, in just two years as senior vice president and CFO. As he told the Brooklyn Eagle, he anticipates having similar success at Brooklyn Hospital. (read more)


Ringling Brothers Donates $10,000 To Brooklyn Hospital’s Pediatric Cancer Program
FORT GREENE FOCUS, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 — “More elephants, less cancer!” — Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson. The circus took on cancer today, replacing stress with smiles at Brooklyn Hospital Center, where members of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s circus presented a $10,000 check to the hospital for their pediatric cancer program. (read more)


Geriatrics House Calls Program At Brooklyn Hospital Is Building Bridges In Health Care (Part I)
FORT GREENE FOCUS, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — Dr. Marcia Nelson is so reassuring and friendly, patients don’t even realize that their casual conversation about how they’ve been feeling, how comfortable or uncomfortable their beds and chairs are, and what they’ve been eating counts as giving their medical history. But that’s the point. (read more)


David Henry Hwang Talks About What It Was Like To Be Stabbed In Fort Greene
FORT GREENE FOCUS, JANUARY 5, 2016 — Just over one month after being stabbed in the neck in an apparently random attack just feet away from his Fort Greene home, playwright David Henry Hwang wrote a first-person account in the New York Times today of the incident and the aftermath. (read more)


Highest Quality Rating To Brooklyn Hospital For Its Dialysis Service Center
A CHILD GROWS IN BROOKLYN, OCTOBER 23, 2015 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) was recently awarded the highest ranking of five stars from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) for its Rockwell Dialysis Center. It was one of only 13 facilities in the New York region to receive the distinction of a five-star rating. Over 5,500 dialysis treatment facilities were rated under the CMS system, with 147 hospitals ranked from the New York City, Long Island and Westchester County areas. (read more)


New Brooklyn Hospital CEO
CRAIN'S HEALTH PULSE, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 — Brooklyn Hospital will have a new leader, some ten months after its former president and chief executive announced he was resigning to join a private-equity firm. On Nov. 16, Gary Terrinoni will succeed Dr. Richard Becker, who stepped down in March. Dr. Becker earned $1.5 million at the hospital in 2013. Mr. Terrinoni is currently executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer of the Kennedy Health System, a Voorhees, N.J.-based three-hospital network. (read more)


A Hospital in Brooklyn Gets a New President
CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center will have a new leader, some ten months after its former president and chief executive announced he was resigning to join a private-equity firm. (read more)


The Brooklyn Hospital Center Wins Hospitals & Health Networks’ ‘Most Wired’ Award for 2015
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, JULY 17, 2015 — The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been awarded Hospitals & Health Networks’ “Most Wired” Award for 2015. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to infrastructure design, investment in, and direction for the TBHC wired network. The Brooklyn Hospital Center is one of only 15 hospitals in New York State to be recognized by Hospitals & Health Networks. (read more)