Tag: healthcare

Op-ed | The state of healthcare in Central Brooklyn

SUNY Downstate

Mar. 5, 2024 By Khari Edwards

As a native Brooklynite, I know firsthand the gem Downstate Hospital has been to our community. Over the years we have seen so many of our local healthcare facilities forced to operate over capacity and underfunded, but SUNY Downstate was always different, or so we thought.

Beleaguered SUNY Downstate facing slash in services, possible closure under new plan

SUNY Downstate

Jan. 24, 2024 By Isabel Song Beer After years of chronic underfunding and structural issues at SUNY Downstate University Hospital, Gov. Kathy Hochul has ordered the institution to come up with a wide-ranging plan to keep the facility above water — but the healthcare union United University Professions warns the plan could have devastating effects on hospital workers and patients, and may even force the hospital to close.  SUNY Downstate Hospital —which is part of the second largest medical school in the state, and is the only state-run hospital in New York City — has been facing financial challenges for…
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Demystifying breast cancer risks, diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Nina D’Abreo of NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

Dr. Nina D'Abreo demystifies breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct. 11, 2023 By Isabel Song Beer Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, and a diagnosis can be scary and isolating. But, for decades, organizations like Maimonides Medical Center, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation have partnered with local communities…
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Woodhull Hospital reopens after weeklong power outage

woodhull hospital

Oct. 9, 2023 By Adam Daly

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Woodhull Hospital resumed operations Saturday, a week after the medical facility was forced to shut down and evacuate its patients due to a massive power failure incurred during a record-setting rainstorm that overtook the city on Sept. 29.