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Kingsbrook Provides FREE Hypertension Screenings in March


Brooklyn, NY, (March 25, 2016) - Dedicated to providing easy access to early prevention and detection services for the community, Kingsbrook will offer free hypertension screenings and education to visiting patients and guests on March 25th. Screenings will be conducted from 11:00am- 2:00pm at Java Coast Cafe: Katz 1st floor. After screenings and education, tours of the outpatient center, located in Suite 100, DMRI first floor on the 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 the community. The screening program is part of the facility’s prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and early detection efforts. Hypertension is linked to myriad of other chronic health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, kidney & liver disease to name a few. Regional data shows that 26% of the Flatbush Brooklyn community suffer from hypertension.

"Early detection is the best protection. Understanding the seriousness of hypertension is critical,” says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “Many members of our community are under or uninsured, so our free screening options are important to many residents."

For more information on our monthly screening schedule for 2016, visit our website at under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 91st year, is a 769-bed teaching Medical. Centers of Excellence Include: the Neurosciences Institutes providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care, 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 and the Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 466-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility, Rutland Nursing Home. 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.