Brooklyn, New York--Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC), located at 585 Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn, has intensified its ongoing thrust to educate residents and heighten health awareness in its local community. Through support from, and in partnership with the Foundation for Medical Evaluation and Early Detection, this community-based hospital has embarked on a year-long free health screening initiative to address the serious impact of various diseases and health concerns locally. In light of this, a series of no cost health screening will be conducted throughout Brooklyn, commencing on February 1st at the various Family Health Care Centers that are part of the Kingsbrook Healthcare System.
Given the high incidences of Asthma, Diabetes, and HIV/AIDS in our region, KJMC’s team of medical professionals will offer members of the public opportunities to be screened, in an ongoing attempt to help stem the growth of disease in our Borough. Each month, a different screening is featured. In the month of February, the focus is on Diabetes; followed by HIV/AIDS in March; Cholesterol in the month of April; and Asthma in May. Please check your local newspapers, as additional screenings will be added to the roster, as the year progresses. Listed below are the various locations at which these free screenings are being provided.
- Charles Drew Family Health Center: 342 Kingsboro 3rd Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11233
- Pierre Toussaint Family Health Center: 1110 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 1213
- St. Francis of Assisi Family Health Center: 333 Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn, NY 1233
- Sr. Thea Bowman Family Health Center: 1205-15 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208
- St. Peter Claver Family Health Center: 1061-63 Liberty Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11233
“A part of our vision here at Kingsbrook is to advance the health and well-being of all the individuals and families that we serve,” states Ms. Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at Kingsbrook. She adds, “It is also fair to say that many persons in our community are unaware that they either have one of these diseases or are at risk for developing one of them. In light of this, and given Kingsbrook’s steadfast commitment to the residents of Central Brooklyn throughout its 81 years of service, to date we continue to reach out in the spirit of wellness by encouraging all of our residents to avail themselves of these opportunities to get screened. Research shows that early detection and treatment remain the keys to preventing some of the severe complexities that can, and usually arises, when a disease goes untreated.”
If you or someone you know can benefit from these free screenings we encourage you to participate in the year-long Community Health Awareness initiative and be screened. For more information please call the Public Affairs office at 718-604-5062.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 82nd
year, is an 864-bed teaching Medical Center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. Kingsbrook continues to implement programs and services that respond to the vital health needs and concerns of the community at large. Centers of Excellence Include: Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, an inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program, an outpatient Caribbean Community Mental Health Program, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, including a Comprehensive Health & Obesity Management Program, Orthopedic Surgery, a Women’s Wellness Center featuring Minimally- Invasive Gynecological Surgery and state-of- the-art Digital Mammography. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 538-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.