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 May 4, 2016

2016 World Wish Day:  Kusum Viswanathan, MD


Make-A-Wish America is grateful for those who heal, like Dr. Kusum Viswanathan, who has referred more than 100 wish kids to Make-A-Wish over the last 30 years.  She says #WorldWishDay "is a great day to sit back and say thank you to all of those people who think about these children, pediatricians, and social workers, the nurses, even the celebrities, who actually give their time."    <<View Video>>




 April 20, 2016

Breakthrough Cholesterol Drug Fizzle Amid Price Pushback


When a powerful pair of cholesterol-lowering drugs first hit the market last summer, initial excitement in the medical community quickly turned to panic.


The new drugs promised to reduce artery-clogging cholesterol by nearly twice as much as older ones.  But they came at an eye-popping price:  more than $14,000 per year, compared with roughly $150 for the standard drugs    <<Read More>>



 


 April 8, 2016

Brookdale Celebrates National Donate Life Month


Did you know...


April is National Donate Life Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the power and beauty of organ and tissue donation.  In 2015, over 30,000 lives were saved in the U.S. because of organ donation.  Six hundred and twelve of those lives were saved right here in the greater New York area.  As we celebrate National Donate Life Month during April, we celebrate the vital role our hospital plays in making this gift of life happen.    <<Read More>>



 

 

 March 10, 2016

Legislative Report:  Senator Roxanne J. Persaud with Mark Toney, President and CEO of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center


Senator Persaud and Mr. Toney discuss Brookdale Hospital Medical Center's emergence to a top tier medical facility.  Some topics of discussion are the recent aesthetic restoration of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and its growing relationship with the neighboring communities of the 19th Senate District.    <<Read More>>



 

 March 1, 2016

Congratulations to Brookdale's Respiratory Therapy Department

by Diana Sullivan, VP - Operations


The department of Respiratory Therapy at Brookdale Hospital has done it again!  We have received the 2016 American Association for Respiratory (AARC) Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award (QRCR) for the 14th consecutive year.    <<Read More>>



 

 January 5, 2016

A Message from the CEO on Black History Month

by Mark E. Toney - President and CEO


As healthcare professionals, the men and women of Brookdale Hospital work each day without expectation of public praise.  We take quiet satisfaction in knowing - even if few others do - that our hard work helps our patients, their families and the community.  <<Read More>>



 December 16, 2015

Brookdale Volunteer Brings Cheer though Handcrafted Gifts to Little Ones in Need

by Arlene Martin, Director - Volunteer Services


Tis the season for giving to those in need.  Celia Jack, Brookdale Hospital Pastoral Care Volunteer, presented several hand stitched blankets to Dr. Viswanathan, Chairman, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to distribute to the most needy pediatric patients.  <<Read More>>



 December 15, 2015

Parents grapple with how to talk to kids about fears after threat closes Los Angeles schools.


After receiving word that all Los Angeles schools would shut down Tuesday (Dec. 15) because of a threat of possible attack, many parents' first thoughts were about how to discuss the scary situation with their kids.  <<Read More>>




 November 20, 2015

'Brookdale at Your Door' Offers Local Senior Residents a Check-in and Check-up on Their Health

By Brooklyn Reader


In an age where Millennials have "got next" and the Internet is King, being young and tech-savvy has become the ultimate American virtue.


However, study after study is showing that America's obsession with social media and online communication, ironically, has produced a generation of young people with fewer friendships, increased feelings of isolation and an inability to effectively communicate unplugged.  <<Read More>>


November 2, 2015


Experts Argue Against New Mammogram Guidelines


The American Cancer Society's newly announced change in mammogram guidelines has made the debate on when, and how frequently, to get breast cancer screening even more confusing for women.   Read More>>




 May 5, 2015

Brooklyn Hospital opens new Family Care Center in East New York


The oldest living person in New York joined in celebrating the opening of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's new Family Care Center in East New York.


Susannah Mushatt Jones, AKA Ms. Susie, who is 116 years old and who has been seeking treatment at the Brookdale center, was present at the recent inauguration of the 5,000-square foot facility at 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, between Flatlands and Cozine Avenues.  Read More>>


 April 22, 2015

Brooklyn Born Green Cart Brings Fresh Produce to Underserved Communities.

Brookdale Hospital patients and Brownsville residents get mobile access to healthy food


On Monday, April 27th, 2015, Brooklyn Born, a community enrichment food vending service, will kick-off the new location of its Green Cart, a mobile food cart that offers fresh produce in neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods, outside Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Arnold & Marie Schwartz Comprehensive Health Care Center, One Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY.  The Brooklyn Born Green Cart will be open five days a week, Monday - Fridays, 10am - 5pm.  The cart will accept EBT cards.  Read More>>


 April 1, 2015


Statement from Brookdale President and CEO Mark E. Toney Applauding $700 Million in State Budget to Improve Brooklyn's Health Care System 


"The State's inclusion of $700 million for capital grants to improve healthcare facilities in Brooklyn is great news.  In addition, many institutions, including Brookdale, are dependent upon the Vital Access Provider (VAP) funding for our daily operations.  Read More>>


 March 10, 2015

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Opens New Family Care Center

Brooklyn, NY - Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center opened a new state-of-the-art Family Care Center located at 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, between Flatlands and Cozine Avenue, that will provide high-quality primary care and enhanced services to residents in East New York and Starrett City.  Read More>>


 

June 18, 2014

Number of Induced Labors Falling in the U.S., CDC Says: After almost two decades of steady increases, the number of U.S. infants born early due to induced labor and C-section has declined in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More >>

March 21, 2014

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Unveils New Urgent Care Center
Center Offers High Quality Non-Emergency Medical Care to East New York and Brownsville Community 365 Days a Year from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Brooklyn, NY - Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center today unveiled a new state-of-the-art Urgent Care Center.  Read More>>

January 10, 2014

'I Matter Initiative' Helps Brownsville Teens Realize Their Potential:  A program at Brookdale Hospital is helping Brownsville teens realize their potential and find the right path toward success.  The "I Matter Initiative" brought 100 minority students from four different neighborhood middle schools together for a discussion aimed at keeping them focused on their education and out of trouble.  Read More >>

December 2, 2013

"FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Alzheimer’s"

With an eye on raising its research profile, on December 2, 2013, Brookdale University Hospital and its Neuroscience Center hosted an academic lecture on Alzheimer's, geared to neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists. The topic, "Food for thought: A novel Approach to the Treatment of Alzheimer's," was presented by world renowned Prof. Pablo V. Escribá, Professor of Cell Biology at the University of the Balearic Islands, Coordinator of the Oncology Section of the Institute for Research in Healthcare Science at the University of the Balearic Islands and Director of the Master/Ph.D. Program in Biotechnology. Read More & Watch the Video Here >>

November 26, 2013

With an eye on raising its research profile, Brookdale University Hospital will be hosting a Dec. 2 invitation-only academic conference on Alzheimer's, geared to neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists. The topic, "Food for thought: A novel approach to treating Alzheimer's," will be presented by Professor Pablo Escribá of the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biomedicine of the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain, with Dr. Wai-Kwan Alfred Yung of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

November 22, 2013

Currently approximately 30% of patients use the Emergency Room as primary care, resulting in long wait times for those who need emergency care. In December, Brookdale Hospital will open their own Urgent Care Center designed to treat those ailments that ought to not necessarily be treated in the emergency room. Read More >>

November 7, 2013

Red Ribbon Banners Are Waving High At Brookdale

The event launched the partnership between Brookdale and Watchful Eye, which was created by the Red Ribbon Revitalization initiative and will focus its attention on the effects and impact of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the communities of Brownsville and East New York.
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November 6, 2013

Clinical Trial Speeds Up The Clock for Heart Attack Patients

In 2011, more than 2,300 city residents died from what the American Heart Association classifies as the most serious kind of heart attack, and now there's a system in the works aimed at bringing that number down. NY1's Erin Billups filed the following report. Read More >>

October 23, 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law that will better protect baby boomer New Yorkers from Hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965.
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October 10, 2013
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $200 million has been awarded to more than 450 healthcare and human service providers and other community-based organizations following the impact of Superstorm Sandy.
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October 2, 2013

Life Saving Procedures Performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Heart disease is one of the nation’s most common health problems and the leading cause of death for Americans age 35 and older. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is a State Certified Cardiac Angioplasty facility that provides the highest quality cardiac care for its community. Read More >>

September 27, 2013
Brooklyn, NY – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and three Brookdale executive staff members were honored on September 24 by New York State Shields, a law enforcement organization that honors members of the private sector who distinguish themselves in their support of law enforcement. New York Shields selected Brookdale for its continuing transformation and commendable outreach to the NYPD.
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August 2, 2013
(HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of infection with the foodborne cyclospora parasite has now reached 400 cases and spread to 16 states and New York City, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Friday.
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June 25, 2013

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Begins Work on New Urgent Care Center
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center today unveiled plans to open a state-of-the-art Urgent Care Center. The center is expected to serve 18,000 to 20,000 patients annually and the construction of the facility is being funded by a $4 million HEAL grant from the New York State Department of Health. The site, located across the street from Brookdale at 1235 Linden Boulevard, was formerly a HIP clinic and has been vacant since 2005. The center is expected to open in fall of 2013. Read More >> 

May 14, 2013
BRCA test leads Angelina Jolie to get double mastectomy: Who should get tested?

Angelina Jolie's announcement that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy following the discovery of a gene that raises her risk for cancer has put into the spotlight a difficult decision many women must make. Read More >> 

March 27, 2013

Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report
The Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the long term care facility of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, has received
the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
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February 6, 2013

New York-Born Artist, Robert Leach, Exhibits at the Schulman and Schachne Institute of Nursing and Rehabilitation
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center announced today that it has reached an agreement with the MedisysHealth Network to formally separate. Medisys is a New York not-for-profit corporation that provides support to affiliated local hospitals, which previously included Brookdale since 2000. The signed agreement, which puts an official end to the roughly 12-year relationship, means that Brookdale is now a completely independent entity. Read More >> 

November 1, 2012

Brookdale's Heart Failure Medication Management Clinic Receives Best Practice Award From the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has awarded a Best Practice Award to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center’s Heart Failure Medication Management Clinic (HFMMC). The society annually recognizes outstanding practices that have successfully implemented innovative programs that improve the quality of patient care. Read More >> 

June 15, 2012
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Unveils Renovated and Expanded Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center was joined today by Senate Minority Leader John Sampson, Assembly Members Nick Perry and Inez Barron, Council Member Charles Barron, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman and other local representatives to open a new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, including the most high-tech imaging equipment found in Brooklyn. Read More >>

May 31, 2012
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Cuts Ribbon on Starlight Care Room For Children

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center has officially opened its new Starlight Care Room in its Pediatric Unit. Through support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation, Brookdale has transformed a regular pediatric treatment area into a beautiful, child-friendly room conducive to relaxation and calmness for the child who is undergoing treatments. Read More >>