June 10, 2016—Brooklyn, NY—Kingsbrook’s Best Health School
provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn
residents all year round. There will be a special focus on hypertension
on June 10th, screenings will be conducted
from 11:00am-2:00pm at Java Coast Café, Katz 1st floor. After screenings and education, tours of our outpatient center,
located in Suite 100, DMRI first floor on our main campus at
585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road, will be conducted upon request.
Kingsbrook’s free screenings provide access to detection efforts
for the under and uninsured of our community. The screening program is
part of the facility’s prevention agenda to improve access to quality
care and early detection efforts.
According to the CDC, More than
360,000 American deaths in 2013 included high blood pressure as a primary or contributing
cause. That is almost
1,000 deaths each day. Additionally, Only
about half (52%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.
“Knowing you are at risk for high blood pressure and getting it under
control is key to combating this condition,” says Enid Dillard,
Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “This is why early detection
options are so critical for our community.” For more information
on our screening schedule for 2016, visit our website at
www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 91st year, is a 784-bed
teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation
Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s
only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery
Unit, the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, the Bone &
Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the
Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and
Stroke care. 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.