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
www.kingsbrook.org 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.